MR SAUL GUMEDE

NYANGENI SAUL GUMEDE CPM® – DIJALO PROPERTY GROUP CEO

With almost 30 years’ experience in property, Saul Gumede, CPM® is the
Group CEO of Dijalo Property Group, a company he started in 1998 and
executive director of Dipula Income Fund, a R7 billion JSE listed company
that he started in 2006.

He holds B. Com degree and Certified Property Manager (CPM®) from
Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in USA.

A career highlight was serving four year articles at Delloitte and Touche,
managing the Johannesburg office of Old Mutual Properties responsible for a
property portfolio valued at R3.2 billion in the 90’s, worked as Assistant
General Manager-Property at Sefalane Employee Benefits Organisation
(SEBO) in Bophuthatswana before re-joining Old Mutual Properties as an
Investment Head for Johannesburg office, responsible for property
acquisitions (both income producing and developments) and disposals.
He is past national treasurer and national vice-president of SAPOA, past
treasurer and president of South African Institute of Black Property
Practitioners (SAIBPP).

He is currently chairperson of R27 billion Pareto Limited and hold various
board positions mainly in Dijalo, Dipula and Pareto subsidiary and investment
companies.

On property industry roles, he is the current chairperson of Property Sector
Charter Council, member of Education and Knowledge Products Committee
 of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in USA.

PAM SNYMAN

Pam has been actively involved in South African real estate for more than 30 years. She owns her own innovative real estate company, REDZetc and has been involved in training and education in the property sector for many years.

Pam has a Masters Degree in Higher Education, Diploma in Advanced Property Practice, Diploma in Property Investment and Valuation and is a qualified workplace assessor and moderator. She has also achieved the highest possible status in real estate in SA: that of Chartered Practitioner in Real Estate (CPRE) – a professional real estate designation on NQF Level 7 that has been awarded to only eleven doyennes of Real Estate in South Africa jointly by the Estate Agancy Affairs Board (EAAB) and the Services Sector Education and Training Authority (SSETA). Pam has authored e-learning material in preparation of the Professional Designation Examination for both real estate principals (NQF Level 5) and non-principals (NQF Level 4).

She serves on a number of boards and was a member of the ministerial task-team to re-capacitate the Services Seta.  She currently serves on the board of the SSETA as well as on their HR & Remco, Governance Risk & Strategy Committee, Transformation Committee and Audit Committee and chairs the Real Estate and Related Services Chamber that represents all the real estate organisations in the country. She is also a member of the Property Charter Council, the Property Charter Board and its Exco and also serves on the Board of the Institute of Estate Agents of  SA (IEASA) in the Western Cape.
ZOLA MALINGA

I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003 having completed articles with Deloitte in Durban. I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting at the University of Natal (DBN) and a B-Comm degree at the University of Cape Town. I have also completed property related courses through the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) and corporate governance training through the Institute of Directors.I was a Director within the Real Estate Finance division of Standard Bank heading up the New Business Team where I was a member of the following executive committees:
Real Estate Finance Executive Committee (Exco); and
Pre-Credit Deal Approval Committee
Prior to that, I was an Investment Banker having held roles as a senior manager in the BEE Finance and Investments division, Standard Bank and as a Corporate Finance Consultant at Investec Bank Limited.
In my role within BEE Finance and Investments at Standard Bank, I served on the boards of the following investee companies as a representative of Standard Bank:

  • African Pioneer Limited
  • Matemeku Group
  • Imbewu Capital Investments
I am a co-founder and executive director of Jade Capital Partners (Pty) Ltd, a 100% women owned investment company founded in 2013. The company website is www.jadecapital.co.za. I serve on the boards of the following investee companies: Jade Precast (Pty) Ltd and Weldamax (Pty) Ltd. We recently established Jade Foundation which we intend to use to contribute towards the sustainable economic empowerment of women through strategic investments and through which we will implement transformation and empowerment initiatives.I currently serve on the board of SAPOA and am the past Chair of the Women’s Property Network (Gauteng). I serve as an independent non-executive director on the boards of Hospitality Property Fund Limited, Grindrod Limited, Grindrod Bank and Sasol Inzalo.In 2015, I was a recipient of the following awards within the property sector:

  • Women's Property Network (WPN) Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners Excellence Award in the Private Sector  
 My professional experience is quite diverse including property finance and investments, audit, financial management, corporate finance, investment evaluation and management, corporate governance, stakeholder management, debt and equity finance.
FUNDI MAZIBUKO

Fundi Mazibuko, a wife, mother of three and serial entrepreneur.  She co-founded Fullserve Holdings (Pty) Limited, a Facilities Maintenance company providing maintenance services to the property industry.   She serves as its Head of Business Development and Marketing.  Fullserve is a medium sized family owned business which was started by Fundi and Sipho Mazibuko.  The company employs over 1400 employees to date.  They offer an integrated facilities maintenance services, with emphasis on providing the very best in customer service. Their goal is to implement and facilitate a single point of contact in all the non-core building solutions to clients.
 
Fullserve incorporates building maintenance services, security services, cleaning, garden services and electrical engineering services into one centralised system.  They boast a clientele of clients such as , Neotel, Acsa, City of Ekurhuleni, Transnet, City Power, Nthwese Developments to name a few.  As part of Fullserve’s diversification strategy, they are Hollard Insurance retail partners where they own nine Hollard stores in JHB CBD and Soweto.  They have also just finalised a deal with Kaizer Chiefs where they will be opening Branches using the Hollard model.

Fundi Mazibuko who currently serve as a board member of the Property Charter is also proud to have been representing woman’s voices in making inputs on the new property charter. She says that woman are often disadvantaged when it comes to accessing opportunities and hence the importance of making their voices heard.  She is also a proud Exco member of Woman’s Property Network where she is responsible for advocacy portfolio.

At Fullserve we pride ourselves about being a family owned company which has manged to employ woman in all levels of management within the organisation. We believe that woman are the backbones of most households.  They are the natures of our communities.  It’s true that when you employ a woman, you are potentially feeding 3 other families.
 
In addition to her experience she is in her final year of studying towards an MBA (Henley Business School) qualification. A Management Advanced Programme (Wits) graduate and she also holds a Certificate in Shopping Centre Management (CSCM) and an Advanced Certificate in Shopping Centre Leadership (ACSCL) from the University of Pretoria.  She has served as Gauteng chairperson of Woman’s Property Network, SAPOA Conference Committee and currently a board member of Property Charter.

Amongst her other business interests, she owns a Signage company called Boztech Services, where they target new developments, shopping centres and any other clients who require signage.   This company is two and half year and already boasts a clientele such as Hollard, Oracle, Inkanyeli, Sun International, Nisela Capital to name a few

Fundi has passionate for Woman empowerment and Development.  She is an alumni of Cherrie Blair Foundation for Woman mentee (2016).  A member of the Dell Woman Entrepreneurs.  She is also responsible for advocacy in WPN

COENIE GROENEWALD
 
Coenie started his career in the property industry in 1995 as a property broker.
The property industry revolutionised in early 2000 when community scheme living experienced huge growth.
Coenie exploited the opportunity specialising in property management and facilities management.

The industry soon found him being appointed a Senior Property Manager and later Managing Director of two of the largest property management companies in South Africa.
Under his careful eye Coenie managed a portfolio of up to 15 dedicated Property Managers, servicing more than 10 000 community scheme units within the client base of the companies.

Sectional Title ownership is by far the preferred form of home ownership in South Africa.  To nurture the growth in the industry it has become necessary to adequately train professionals to effectively manage the affairs of communal housing.

To foster the common interests of managing agents in South Africa, a group of like-minded professionals established the National Association of Managing Agents (NAMA) in July 2001
His career was father developed when he was headhunted to lead the National Association of Managing Agents in 2014 and the organisation has since proved to be a valued and recognised stakeholder in the industry.
CHRISTO WEILBACH
 
My career as an Estate Agent began in 2003. On my return to South Africa, after a two year sabbatical living in England and touring Europe during 2006 and 2007, I rejoined the real estate industry and have since then completed both my NQF4 and NQF5 in Real Estate.

I am currently serving as a Member of the Board of the Estate Agency Affairs Board where I am Vice Chairman of the HR Committee as well as a Member of the Transformation Committee, Finance Committee and Claims, Compliance and Enforcement Committee. Further, I am a trustee of the Estate Agency Affairs Board Pension Fund.

On a voluntary basis I serve as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Estate Agents of South Africa (IEASA) North and represent the region as National Councillor on the IEASA National Board. At IEASA North I fulfil the roles of Director of Finance and Director of Human Resources.

Two of my passions are Public Speaking and Consumer Education about Real Estate.

I am currently planning to open an Estate Agency in 2018, and I also own an online electronics company.
MUSA NGCOBO

After completing matric at Michealhouse in 1992 Musa joined a JCIs (mining sector) management trainee in cost and management accounting. After 3 years Musa went into Advertising Sales industry until 1999; thereafter joining DTZ Leadenhall working in all spheres property management before specializing in investment broking/sales.in 2005, after a short time at Aucor as an independent broker, Musa co- founded BBBEE Investment Property Company Kensani Properties- BBBEE partner to SA Corporate Real Estate in 2007.  Musa is also an Appraiser under Administration of Estates Act, 1965 (Act No 66 of 1965).
 

Musa currently an independent property investment advisor specializing in government tenure enhancement for institutional and large/listed property owners. He is Chairperson of Seed Trust, Chairperson Social and Ethics Committee – Excellerate Holdings Limited, Non Executive Director- Katanga, Director - Kerr Retail Developments, Non Executive Director – Profica and Chairperson SAPOA Charter Alignment Committee and Non Executive Director – Property Sector Charter.

 
NEIL GOPAL

Neil Gopal is the Chief Executive Officer of SAPOA (South African Property Owners Association). SAPOA represents some 1300 companies and organisations (some which include the following, ABSA, Nedbank, Investec Property Group, Old Mutual Property, Liberty Properties, Liberty 2 Degrees, Eskom, Transnet, East London IDZ, Growthpoint Properties, the V&A Waterfront Company, ACSA, Eris Property Group, Encha Properties, Zenprop, Redefine Properties, Resilient Properties, etc.

Qualifications: BSc Town Planning (Wits).

Neil served as Chairman of the BOMA International Committee in Washington DC from 2015 to 2017 and is a Founding member and Director on the Board of the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).
MONEDI LEFAKANE

Monedi Lefakane is a passionate young South African, dedicated to empowering the youth of South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) in Property Studies and is currently completing his BSc (Honours) in Property Studies at the University of Cape Town.

He has served term as Vice-Chairman of UCT InvestSoc (Investment Society), the largest student executive society in South Africa with over 1000 members. He was subsequently appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the International Finance Students Association (IFSA) – South Africa, an international society with chapters across five continents at universities like Harvard and Oxford. IFSA is focused on providing students with a foundation for professional success in the field of finance.

Today, Monedi is a Founding Member and Chairman of the Youth In Property Association (YIPA). YIPA is an NGO with over 700 beneficiaries focused on increasing the participation of youth and transforming the property sector of South Africa through Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship. He represents YIPA on the boards of the Western Cape Property Development Forum (WCPDF) and the Property Sector Charter Council. He is also an Executive Director of Luyanda & Co., a property company developing social housing units in the Ekurhuleni region of Gauteng in partnership with the Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA).
MASHILO PITJENG

Committees: Research Committee Chair. Currently the Managing Director of TseboREAL Asset Management, a business unit of Tsebo BLK Consulting (Pty) Ltd and an independent real estate advisors, property valuations and research firm.

He was the Head of Valuations at ABSA-Barclays Africa, responsible for the formulating policies and procedures on property valuations, design and development of quality control tools.
Former, Executive for Asset Management at City of Joburg Property Company and Regional Manager Properties at MTN South Africa.

Mr Pitjeng serves as chairperson of the PSCC Research Committee, was the facilitator for the drafting Technical Committee and ex-Chairperson of Gauteng SAPOA and member of the SAPOA National Council.