Rod Nichols

Rod Nichols Rod and Karen Nichols Rod, Karen, and Georgia Nichols
Rod was something of a rebel at school, and so spent 1976 repeating Standard 9 at Germiston High, and then went on to complete matric at Damelin College in 1977. While at Damelin in 1977, he married Myrna Botha (who matriculated from GHS in 1975). They had two children - Carla (now 25 and living / working in St Albans, UK) and Marc (now 23 and living / working in St Albans, UK). Rod became a Programmer for the Rand Refinery, and worked his way up to DP Advisor before leaving Germiston for Durban in 1990 where he joined Unilever as a Financial Business Analyst in the IT Division. Rod and Myrna got divorced in 1995 - she returned to Germiston, and he stayed on in Durban. In 1995, he joined Robertsons Foods as the Business Systems Manager and became the SAP Project Manager for their complete systems replacement from 1998 through 2000. In December of 1999, Rod married Karen (McKay), a Kloof girl from Durban, and they had a daughter, Georgia, in October 2000. Rod joined SAP Africa as a Customer Solutions Consultant in 2000. He is currently responsible for all SAP customers for the East Coast from Port Elizabeth to Maputo. His career has spanned just about every type of computer role over the years.

Rod's biggest passion outside of his family is music, and he plays guitar for an original rock band called Dr Fox in and around the Durban area. He writes most of the material for the band. He has recorded several times, and has received airplay on 5 FM for his previous band, Midnight Sun. Dr Fox has recently been included on the latest C-Weed Album which is due for release in August 2003. They have played at all music venues in and around Durban (from Margate, the Berg, Pietermaritzburg, Durban, and Richards Bay), including festival highlights such as Splashy Fen in 2000 and 2003, and Southern Cross in 2001 and 2002.

Married to: Karen
Children: Carla (25), Marc (23), and Georgia (2 yrs and 9 mths)
Occupation: Systems Consultant, SAP Africa
Address (H): 9 St Georges Drive, Westville, Durban, South Africa
Address (W): SAP Africa, La Lucia Ridge, Umhlanga, South Africa
Phone (H):
Phone (W): (031) 566-8300
Cellphone: 082-653-3948
E-mail: or

Germiston High School - Class of 1976
Copyright © 2003 Rodney Jones,
6 August 2003