George first joined Rotary in 1972 in Durban. In 1995 he retired after 42 years of fulltime journalism in southern Africa and UK, most of it spent on the Daily News, Durban, where he was assistant to the editor and daily columnist.
He was also a freelance cartoonist, best known for his syndicated pocket cartoon, By George, which ran for 27 years.
He is married to Moonyeen, a pre-primary teacher, and has two daughters and five grandchildren in Cape Town and Durban, where he and Moonyeen spend up to six months, respectively. He joined Claremont club in 2005.