02 October 2005
Earlier this year, Bets de Klerk, known as Centurion's Mrs Culture, retired after 21 years. She worked at the Centurion library and art gallery. It will not be a full retireent, as Bets is setting up a seminar centre at her smallholding outside Pretoria. In 1984 Bets created the cultural position at the then Lyttelton library. There were only four cultural societies in the area but by 1999, when she moved to the art gallery, there were 32 clubs and socities using the library's meeting rooms.