Extract from 1938 Who's Who
HOFMEYR, Mrs. JOEY. wife of Dr. Harold Hofmeyr, eldest son of the Hon. G. R. Hofmeyr, C.M.G., J.P., formerly Administrator of the mandated territory of South West Africa. Daughter of D. J. van der Vyver. Born at Cathcart, C.P. Educated at the Good Hope Saminary (Cape Town) and the Liverpool Training College. Is a qualified Gymnasium and Physical Culture instructress. Has one daughter, Babeta, and one son. Harold David. Very interest in remedial work; is a keen member of the Victoria League and Vice-President of the Girl Guides Association. Favourite recreations are tennis and golf. A member of the Polo and Hunt Clubs. Her residence is “Montreux", Vyverhof, Hof Street, Cape Town.
Times Herald: 21 June 1945.
Society in the War Effort
Mrs Harold O Hofmeyr
She's thousands of miles and five years away from home. With her husband, the eminent heart specialist, she came to this country from Cape Town, South Africa, when Dr. Hofmeyr arrived to do specialist work at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Minn. After two years, his assignment there was completed. His government then asked him to journey east to Washington for a three months chore with the South Africa Government Supply Mission. But that was three years ago and the Hofmeyrs are still here. She’s enthusiastic about the town that has become her home away from home but she‘s also anxious to see her son Harold who is now in school at Cape Town. Her daughter. Babeta, now in England wrth Mrs. S. Gie, widow of the former South African minister here, will continue on with Mrs. Gie to their own country for a visit.
Like all wives of British officials stationed in Washington Mrs. Hofmeyr finds time for war work. Her special "tour of duty" at present is Walsh House where she assists in making surgical dressings for the Red Cross. In Rochester. she was a member of the Red Cross sewing unit.
Her pet "hobby" is the Victoria League, an up-and·coming organization made up of British women in every part of the empire. Its purpose is to provide a cheery welcome and to give a friendly hand to all young British women temporarily residing in far-flung parts of the world.
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