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Angie Hadjidakis Goff answers 5 Questions

Angie Goff nee Hadjidakis is CEO of The Hadjidakis Group, a family owned company invested in property, retail and manufacturing.  She took over the reins from her father in 2004, during a time when the business faced complete ruin.  Determination and perseverance prevailed and the family business is strong and growing once again. It was…

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Sandi Mbutuma answers 5 Questions

Sandi Mbutuma is Managing Director of Azzaro Quantity Surveyors, serves on multiple Boards and is the 2017/2018 outgoing National Chair of the Women’s Property Network.  She is an influencer in the property industry, with a career already filled with accolades such as winner of Young Executive under 35 years at the 2014 BQ Awards and  winner of  the…

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Andrew Patterson answers 5 Questions

Founder of 365 Ubuntu, Andrew has put together an innovative crowdfunding campaign in the hope to transform one million lives in 365 days. Every day in 2018, Andrew hikes up Table Mountain to raise funds for three non-Profit organisations, Habitat for Humanity, Sunflower Fund and One Heart Foundation. I had the great privilege of asking him…

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Niseth Boerrigter answers 5 Questions

Niseth Boerrigter is currently the Director of Fairs, Events & Special Logistics at DB Schenker for Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.  She previously spent 10 years at RAI Amsterdam and represented the Netherlands’ Consulate in Cape Town as Policy Advisor in Economic and Cultural Affairs and Technical Advisor for the Namibia Community Based Tourism Association,…

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Nikita Lalla answers 5 Questions

Self-confessed city and chocolate lover, Nikita Lalla is dynamic and purpose driven with every well-heeled step she takes.  As CEO of LNP Attorneys Inc, which she co-founded, Nikita and her team are specialists in construction, Health and Safety, environment and mining and well known for the cradle to grave expertise in massive infrastructure, energy and…

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Jozanne Louw answers 5 Questions

Jozanne Louw is a dynamic architect, Director at Roelof Rabe Argitekte and an avid sportswoman. It was a great honour to ask her 5 Questions.   Your company website describes you as a risk taker and “tirelessly devoted to her art and refuses to settle for anything less than extraordinary.”  Could you elaborate on your…

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Kunekt founders, Ginette Blackbeard and Caren Jordaan answer 5 Questions

The dynamic duo, Caren Jordaan and Ginette Blackbeard, founded Kunekt just short of 3 years ago. Caren has been Financial Director at Atlantis Group for four years and Ginette, previously a partner in an advertising agency specialising in property development marketing, is Director at Atlantis Manufacturing Management Systems.   I had the privilege of asking them 5 Questions….

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Pete Murray answers 5 Questions

Pete Murray is the new National Site Acquisition Manager for Virgin Active SA, who is responsible for the roll-out of new clubs across South Africa. Congratulations on your recent promotion! What is your new role and what does it entail? Thank you very much. I was previously the Coastal Site Acquisition Manager responsible for the…

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Rorisang Mzozoyana answers 5 Questions

At the beginning of 2018, Rorisang joined Absa’s Commercial Property Finance division as Senior Legal Counsel, Vice President. She is a senior banking and finance attorney with over 11 years’ experience with prestigious international law firms in Cape Town, Johannesburg and New York.  Rorisang was listed as one of 200 notable young South Africans by Mail and Guardian. I…

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Wayne Windell answers 5 Questions

CEO of Cube Workspace, Wayne Windell is a Chartered Accountant with a post graduate diploma in Taxation Law from UCT. He is an experienced CEO with significant experience in the serviced office and co-working industry in South Africa. Prior to moving in to the serviced office industry, Wayne worked in various senior finance roles in…

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Astrid Gillwald answers 5 Questions

Astrid Gillwald is General Manager at 360 Business Parks and has been with the firm since 2013.  She is also co-founder and MD of “The Office Mob” which is a platform that connects short term office seekers with flexible space providers. T.O.M. will be launching in the next 8 weeks. Watch this space! We asked…

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Gideon Pretorius answers 5 Questions

Gideon Pretorius founded Gideon Pretorius Inc. 21 years ago and has since become the go-to expert in property law, specifically with regard to retail and commercial properties. It was our privilege to ask him 5 Questions.   When making your choice of specialisation, what was it about the property industry which appealed to you and how has…

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Elaine Jack answers 5 Questions

Elaine Jack possesses a combination of superpowers: extremely efficient, zestful, accessible, balanced and able to skillfully juggle all the dynamism a CBD like Sandton musters. Incredibly inspired, we were privileged to ask her 5 Questions.   You have been at the Sandton Central Improvement District for just over 5 years and Central Improvement District Management for 10 years. Congratulations! It…

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Pieter Ferreira answers 5 Questions

Pieter “Mr Bubbles” Ferreira has been synonymous with sparkling wine for almost 3 decades after joining Graham Beck in 1990 to what has become one of South Africa’s prestige sparkling wine producers. We had the great privilege of asking him 5 Questions.   Firstly, thank you for being the driving force behind delighting us with bubbles and…

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Liezel Conradie answers 5 questions

A dynamic Liezel Conradie combines beauty, intelligence and grit to slay in her role as Regional Director (Western and Eastern Cape) at Excellerate Real Estate Services (t/a JHI Properties). We were honoured to ask her 5 Questions. You have been with JHI/ Excellerate at the helm of the Western Cape’s property management division for 5 years…

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Kristi Maree answers 5 Questions

Equally comfortable with taking very long strolls on the beach or taking very long international flights, Kristi Maree, marketing guru, has been conquering the world with her enthusiasm, passion and the uncanny ability to have you in the palm of her hand in a few minutes. We have had the honour of asking this doyenne…

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Ben Shaw answers 5 Questions

HouseME is the new kid on the block in South African residential real estate and Ben Shaw, CEO stands at the helm of a true disruptor, leading the way for PropTech to take serious hold in the local market. We asked him 5 Questions.   It’s been 7 months since your big launch and you have had an…

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Amelia Beattie answers 5 Questions

Graceful, beautiful and kind. Determined, decisive and super smart.  CEO of Liberty Two Degrees, Amelia Beattie, is a force in South African real estate and a pioneer for women in the industry. We’ve had the privilege of asking her 5 questions.   You have broken through so many barriers throughout your career, with the most…

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Hannelie van der Merwe answers 5 Questions

Beautiful, blonde and smart, on a construction site wearing a hard hat and dusty safety boots.  For Hannelie van der Merwe, relationship manager at Nedbank Property Finance, it’s all in a day’s work. We asked her 5 questions.   You have to consider, analyse and consult on the lending of millions of Rands.  What are three…

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We’re busy connecting with inspirational individuals in the sphere of all things real estate and will be featuring their dynamite responses to our 5 Questions soon. Watch this space!