I was appointed by an international software company , Systems Applications Products (SAP) Pty Ltd as The Regional Director for Namibia and Botswana from October 2004 to May 2006. I then went back to my own businesses. When I left SAP in May 2006.
Matriculated at Inkamana High School ( S A)
Secondary Teachers’ Diploma at Fort Hare University (S.A) 1973
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics , Applied Mathematics and Statistical Mathematics at Fort Hare University (S.A. ) 1981
Bachelor of Education - Post Graduate - UNISA (S.A) 1989
The Diploma in Advanced Property Practice - National Property Academy (S.A.) 1995
Estate Agency Management Course - Centre for Business Management (UNISA) 2000
Corporate Real Estate Asset Management (UNISA- NDP) 2007
I worked as a Secondary School Mathematics and Science Teacher for 15years in S.A. at various schools.
Georgetown High Sshool – Pietermaritzburg , Natal, and Lourdes Senior Secondary School.
I was also doing Matric Examination scripts Examiner - up to 1981 when I left SA for Namibia.
I was also involved in the upgrading of Maths and Science Teachers
I worked as a Statistics supplement lecturer at the University of Fort Hare (S.A. ) in 1981 for 1 year before I left for Namibia.
In Namibia , I worked as a Mathematics and Science Teacher at Kolin Secondary School , Arandis for 5 years ( 1981 - 1985 ), thereafter , I joined The University Centre for Studies in Namibia ( TUCSIN) as a director and a Science Teacher for 5 years ( 1986 - 1990).
In 1990 , I entered the world of business as an employee Estate Agent working for the biggest estate agency at the time - Southern Estates (Pty) Ltd . I excelled as an Estate Agent and won all the three annual awards of Southern Estates [ Estate Agent of the Year and a Certificate of Excellence for three consecutive years : 1992 ,1993 and 1994.
I was then appointed as a Director of the company in 1992 and also was responsible for the training of Estate Agents in the company -18 agents in all..
I was concequently offered shares in the company and became an active share holder and director of Southern Estates ( Pty) Ltd.
My involvement with training the estate agents of Southern Estates , inspired me to register my own training company - National Property Academy (NPA ) - which was inaugurated by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry in 1993. NPA has since been involved in training estate agents in Namibia. NPA is accredited by the Namibia estate agents’ board as a training institute for the estate agents and was responsible for setting up the examination for the Namibia Estate Agents Board.
In 1995 , Southern Estates (Pty) Ltd closed down , and I then opened my own Estate Agency - National Estates cc - which has been operating up to now. I am involved in Buying , Selling , Renting and Hiring of both residential and commercial properties ..
In 1993 , I started training Estate Agents nationally under National Property Academy (NPA) . I also did a number of consultancy work with various property developers , Ministry of regional and local government and housing and others. I am an accredited Master Trainer for the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the Start and Improve your Business (SIYB ). I have done some training for the NCCI training of Trainers and also USAID. I am now and then invited by various organisations to do internal motivation and training for their members like Women’s Action for Development (WAD) , AIMS , Women Entrepreneurs in the Southern part of Namibia under the Deputy Minister of Women Affairs and Child Welfare etc.. This is the area that I am now concentrating on in my training i.e. Training women entrepreneurs and running motivational talks for them and other entrepreneurs like estate agents. To do this more effectively , I am involved in various research activities to collect relevant data on women entrepreneurial issues.
Another area where I am specializing in under NPA is assisting SME’s by mentoring them and also linking them up with possible businesses that can make use of their services. This I have successfully done with Enviro - Fill Namibia , Joint Consultative Committee JCC , and various building contractors. I hope to do more I this line..
Tom Alweendo - The Governor of the Central Bank of Namibia.
Tel : +264 61 283 5111
Right Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia - Nahas Angula.
Dr Joseph Diescho - Consultant in Afrikan Leadership : +27828888889
Len Le Roux - Director of Rossing Foundation.
Tel: +264 61 2721111
Veronica De Klerk - Director of Women’s Action for Development (WAD).
Tel : +264 61 227630
Johanna Cloete - Country Representative of Junior Achievement Namibia
Tel: +264 811 242 433.
The course in Corporate Real Estate Asset Management builds on the general introduction to real estate.
The course moves away from basic principles and professions in the property industry to the corporate viewpoint and to specific corporate applications.
It provides knowledge , skills and disposition required to optimize the contribution of the corporate real estate assets to the strategic and operational objectives of the firm. This involves playing an active role in:
This course enables the participants to:
Real Estate is usually handled at an operational, not a strategic level, with many senior managers simply explaining that they are “not in the real estate business”. Manning, Rodriguez and Roulac responds to this statement as follows “…. The success of all large businesses today, whether admitted or not, depends on how well they manage their :
For a major company to claim not to be in the real ‘real estate business’ is like claiming not to be in the ‘labour business’ , ‘financing business’ or ‘information processing business’.”