People Power: Karene Brewis
|Karene Brewis and a feral jetty cat enjoy a sunny day at the ocean. MARK WELTHAGEN|
In 1995, Brewis abandoned the high-powered corporate environment of Johannesburg, South Africa, and relocated to Swakopmund, Namibia’s second largest town, where she ran a medical wholesale business until 2005. After the business closed, Brewis began leading walking tours around the older parts of the town—and now she also devotes four hours a day to feeding and caring for various feral cat colonies in the area.