Our History

Established in 1996 as Rayne Stroebel Catering Services cc, GERATEC has evolved to become the only full service provider of outsourced services to long-term care facilities and retirement homes throughout South Africa. Our core services include catering, housekeeping, caring, staff development & training, and management consulting.

Following the launch of a scientific research project in 2000 that focused on the nutritional status of the elderly, the company changed its name to GERATEC – an acronym for Gerontological Research, Training, Education and Catering Company.

GERATEC is proud to serve clients throughout the country, with the majority of our activities currently focused in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Free State. In addition, our dedicated management team travel throughout the country and internationally offering workshops and lectures and to stay in tune with international best practice standards.

In addition, GERATEC is also home to the South Africa branch of the Eden Alternative, a non-profit organisation which promotes a holistic approach in the management of retirement homes.

And as part of its extensive social responsibility programme, GERATEC is also the proud founder and sponsor of the South African Care Forum, an initiative that encourages a more professional and ‘person-centred’ approach for service providers in the long-term care and retirement industry.