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Our Team

ESI is an energetic, dynamic unit of legal experts. Our people are our greatest asset. We are accessible and have excellent support staff, and most importantly, we find solutions.

Our portfolio of loyal and satisfied clients lays testament to that. Drawing on the diversity of our professional expertise and areas of specialisation, we pride ourselves on delivering a timely and superior service.

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Administrative Assistant
Angelique White
Administrative Assistant

Angelique started at ESI in February 2018.  Before that, she worked at two real estate agencies and previously to that she assisted in her mother’s business as well as worked for Bargain Books.  Angelique loves to sing and enjoys reading as well as spending time with her family, friends and especially her dog, Bobby.

Transfers Department
Candice Saul
Transfers Department

Candice started at ESI in August 2018 and has 7 years’ experience in the conveyancing field.  Candice enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs and watching movies and her charity of choice is homeless children.

Public Relations Officer
Caryn Maree
Public Relations Officer

Caryn has been with ESI Attorneys since October 2005 and is appointed as a Public Relations Officer with the firm.

She has been in the property industry for more than 35 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the team, with 8 years’ experience as a Conveyancing Secretary and 14 years as a FICA Compliance Officer.

Caryn is a people’s person and she believes in always putting her clients first and that service and integrity is of utmost importance. She strives to accommodate everyone and ensures that matters are dealt with in a professional manner.

Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 083 653 7283

Transfers Department
Cassandra Langley
Transfers Department

Cassandra started at ESI in March 2019 as a conveyancing paralegal. She has 6 years’ experience in conveyancing.  Cassandra enjoys spending time outdoors, being with family and spending quality time with her Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Bonds Department
Charlene Myburgh
Bonds Department

Charlene started at ESI in December 2005 and works in the bonds registration department.  Charlene enjoys reading and sleeping in her leisure time and describes herself as “not the girl next door”.

Bonds Department
Charmaine Minnaar
Bonds Department

Charmaine started at ESI in November 2015, first as an assistant to the bonds secretaries and now as a conveyancing secretary since February 2018.  Charmaine has a background in engineering, but managed to pass her paralegal diploma course with full distinction.  Charmaine enjoys playing the clarinet and is a Sunday school co-ordinator and confirmation teacher on the weekends.  She also loves to swim and take long walks on the beach.

Attorney
Christiaan Lombaard
Attorney

Christiaan joined ESI in June 2018. Christiaan is an admitted attorney and conveyancer who has gained experience in various aspects of the law including civil litigation, labour law, alternative dispute resolution and contract drafting.  As part of the ESI team, Christiaan contributes a vibrant roll and focus on all property and conveyancing related matters.

His areas of expertise are:

- Property law and conveyancing
- Civil litigation, general legal advice
- Negotiations & dispute resolution
- Commercial agreements and general legal contract drafting

Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 083 294 6041

Estates Department
Fazlin Gelderbloem
Estates Department

Fazlin started at ESI in September 2018 as a Estate Department assistant and now as Estate Administrator. She has 9 years’ experience in the conveyancing field, 1 as a receptionist, 8 as a conveyancing secretary. Fazlin loves outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

Transfers Department
Ingrid Monnet
Transfers Department

Ingrid started at ESI in August 2018 as a junior conveyancing secretary. She has 3 years’ experience in the conveyancing field. Previous work experience includes business management & client services in the tourism as well as real estate industry, as well as 6 years’ work experience as an occupational therapist.  Ingrid loves spending time outdoors with her family, participating in adventure sports and is passionate about the environment and our impact on it.

Director
Jacques Esterhuyse
Director

Jacques is a Director and attorney who has combined his legal expertise with his vast practical experience. He joined ESI in 1996 and holds more than two decades of experience in the property sector. He completed his B Proc at the University of Free State and H Dip Tax with the University of Cape Town.

He is ideally positioned to implement and provide practical, management-orientated advice in addition to negotiating the interface between the public and private sectors, structuring property transactions and facilitating developments.

He acts for various corporate clients, financial institutions, municipalities and parastatals, and has extensive experience in the development sector of conveyancing.

Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 083 628 6230

Clerk
Jerome Ahrendse
Clerk

Jerome started at ESI in March 2019 as driver and administrative assistant.  Jerome enjoys watching sport in his free time, especially rugby and soccer.

Articled Clerk
Johan Van Schalkwyk
Articled Clerk

Johan has been employed by ESI since December 2007. He later went on to study his LLB through the University of South Africa and has been admitted as an Attorney/Conveyancer in January 2019.

Johan’s duties, whilst serving his articles, include consulting with clients, the undersigning of transfer documentation with clients and heading the Deliveries department.

Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 082 311 7105

Bonds Department
Jolandi Pienaar
Bonds Department

Jolandi has been with ESI for five years.  She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.  Jolandi previously lived in Pretoria and she supports the Blue Bulls rugby team.

Transfers Department
Judith Smith
Transfers Department

Judith started at ESI in March 2019 and has over 30 years of experience as a conveyancing and litigation secretary.  Judith enjoys socialising and spending lots of time with her family and generally just enjoying her life.

Estates Department
Karen Hansmeyer
Estates Department

Karen started at ESI in September 2018 and after returning from living in the USA for 14 years, decided to further her studies.  After completing a conveyancing course with distinctions, she moved on to specialise in Deceased Estate Transfers and is currently completing her Law degree through UNISA.  Karen enjoys photography spending time with her family.

Bookkeeping Department
Kayleen Lerm
Bookkeeping Department

Kayleen started at ESI in December 2017 and has been in the Bookkeeping Department since June 2018.  She has always worked in the property industry, previously with real estate agencies and now in our conveyancing firm.  Kayleen loves spending time with family and friends and doing word search puzzles, sudoku and number games.

Bonds Department
Lara Versfeld
Bonds Department

Lara started at ESI in April 2013 and has 13 years’ experience as a bond secretary. Lara loves painting, especially portraits of older people. These days however, she only really has time for finger-painting with her daughter.

Public Relations Officer
Liesl Hibbert
Public Relations Officer

Liesl joined ESI in September 2018 as a Public Relations Officer. Having worked in real estate, advertising, marketing and IT industries, she brings years of experience in sales and PR.

Liesl tackles all tasks with creativity and energy in order to achieve her goals.

Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 072 820 1100

Bonds Department
Lorraine Musgrave
Bonds Department

Lorraine started at ESI in August 2015 in the bonds department.  She has more than 30 years’ experience in conveyancing.  Lorraine enjoys time away with friends and family.

Transfers Department
Louisa Cockrell
Transfers Department

Louisa joined the ESI team in April 2019 as a conveyancing secretary in the Development Department. She has 26 years’ experiencing in the conveyancing field.  Louisa loves spending quality time with her son, horse riding and nature.  She is passionate about under-privileged children, elderly people and world hunger.

Attorney
Madalene Colyn
Attorney

Madalene completed her LLB degree in 2014 and in 2016 she was the recipient of the Cape Law Society reward for achieving the highest mark in the Conveyancing examination for the June 2015 to July 2016 period. She was duly admitted as Attorney and Conveyancer on 3 February 2017.

Madalene joined ESI Attorneys as a Conveyancer with a special focus on the management of residential transfers (both conventional and sectional title), the drafting of property agreements and contracts, general conveyancing and resolving disputed matters.

She believes in the saying by Aristotle – “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work”.

Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 084 693 2649

Bonds Department
Madré Swart
Bonds Department

Madré has 33 years’ extensive work experience in the field of Conveyancing.  She has attended to daily visits to the Deeds Office, High- and Magistrate Courts and the Registration of Companies offices in Pretoria, as well as she has assisted the Dean of Engineering at the University of Pretoria to arrange functions for the Law Society of South Africa.  Madre has attended to proclamations and developments of several new townships in Pretoria together with all their extensions, developments and follow-up transfers.  Madré joined ESI in June 2016, being part of the firms’ SA Home Loans team.  In her personal life, her two daughters are the love of her life.  She enjoys catwalk modelling (she modelled for Italy in her earlier years), sketching and oil painting and she is a tremendous animal lover who believes strongly in fairness and peace.

Attorney
Mariska Fieberg
Attorney

Mariska joined ESI during October 2018 with more than 15 years’ experience in the administration of deceased estates and conveyancing.

Mariska’s areas of expertise are the drafting of wills, Antenuptial contracts, Deceased estate administration and low cost housing transfers.

Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 082 820 0418

Bookkeeping Department
Marlene Liebenberg
Bookkeeping Department

Marlene started at her working career with ESI in August 2002 as a deliveries secretary and now manages the bookkeeping department.  She really enjoys her work and spending time with her family and friends.

Public Relations Officer
Mary-Ann McHardy
Public Relations Officer

Mary-Ann has been with ESI Attorneys since January 2009 as a Public Relations Officer and Bank Liaison and has a solid grasp of the housing industry.

She hails from the banking sector, where she held the position of Bank Attorney Liaison. Prior to that, Mary-Ann was an Affordable Housing Specialist for the Western Cape.

Mary-Ann is passionate about her position at the firm and proud to be associated with a dynamic and fast growing team.

Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 073 502 6362

Receptionist
Maxi Stoffberg
Receptionist

Maxi works in reception and has been with ESI since October 2013.  Before that, she worked at Nationale Pers, the Department of Internal Affairs as well as at Netcare.  Maxi has diplomas in interior decorating and design and is currently studying nail art and beauty.  Maxi loves spending time with her children and her Yorkshire Terrier, Duke.

Transfers Department
Melissa de Goede
Transfers Department

Melissa started at ESI in July 2012 and is part of our transfer team.  Melissa enjoys the outdoors and looks forward to camping and socialising in her free time.

Transfers Department
Mirisna Carstens
Transfers Department

Mirisna started at ESI in November 2017 as a junior secretary and became a conveyancing secretary in August 2018. She has 4 years of experience in the conveyancing field.  Mirisna loves spending time with her family and friends as well as taking on new adventures.

Transfers Department
Monique Marais
Transfers Department

Monique started at ESI in February 2008 as a receptionist.  After a few years, she moved into the transfer department, first as an assistant and thereafter as a conveyancing secretary.  Monique enjoys photography and painting as well as being by the ocean.

Transfers Department
Natasha Lourens
Transfers Department

Natasha started at ESI on 26th March 2007 as a conveyancing secretary in the Transfers Department.  She has 22 years’ experience in the conveyancing field - 16 years in South Africa, and 6 years in England.  Natasha loves the outdoors and spends a lot of time camping with her husband and two children.  She also enjoys reading and going to the movies.

Transfers Department
Ninette Westraadt
Transfers Department

Ninette started at ESI in 2004 and has 19 years’ experience as a conveyancing secretary.  She has recently started Pilates and loves spending her free time with her children as well as socialising with her friends.  Ninette is passionate about fairness and honesty.

Bond Cancellations Department
Patricia Lose
Bond Cancellations Department

Patricia started at ESI on the 10th June 2013.  After completing her Human Resource National diploma, she worked as a receptionist and then was given the opportunity to assist in the cancellation and bond department where she found her passion.  She has since also completed her conveyancing secretarial course. Patricia loves the outdoors and spending time with her precious toddler.

Consultant
Pieter Goosen
Consultant

Pieter joined the ESI team in 2017 as an Associate. Pieter has a long-standing history as a practising attorney and conveyancer.

Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 082 556 5898

Attorney
Robert Louw
Attorney

Robert joined ESI in November 2018. Robert is an admitted attorney, conveyancer and notary public.  He also holds his HDIP in Advanced Taxation. He has extensive experience in transfers and notarial law.

Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 072 320 9004

Transfers Department
Rochelle Pretorius
Transfers Department

Rochelle started at ESI on 1 May 2016 as a conveyancing secretary.  She has 28 years’ experience in conveyancing.  Rochelle loves camping and reading as well as spending time with her family.  Her motto is “Life is short. Make the best of it.”

Bookkeeping Department
Rochelle Rossouw
Bookkeeping Department

Rochelle started at ESI in June 2007 and has more than 6 years’ accounts and admin experience.  Rochelle loves to go on weekend trips and holidays with family and friends.  Rochelle enjoys working in a team and feels the best results are attained through teamwork.

Transfers Department
Safiya de Vries
Transfers Department

Safiya has been with ESI for 6 years and has 29 years of experience in conveyancing.  She has been described as diligent , trustworthy, responsible and well organised and is skilled in maintaining a calm attitude at the most pressured time.  Safiya loves hiking and reading.

Bonds Department
Samantha Beukes
Bonds Department

Samantha started at ESI Attorneys in November 2009 and has 20 years of conveyancing experience.   She has assisted with the opening of Sectional Titles Schemes, registration of developments, transfer and bond registrations as well as bond cancellations and now focusses on bond registrations for SA Home Loans.  Samantha loves meeting new people, spending time with loved ones and friends and also loves being outside in nature.

Estates Department
Sandra Grobler
Estates Department

Sandra started at ESI in February 2015 as a Low Cost Housing Conveyancing Secretary.  She has 18 years’ experience in Low Cost Housing Transfers and Government Subsidised Transfers.  In February 2018, she also joined the Estates Department and is currently training to be an Estate Administrator.  Sandra finds much joy in assisting the less fortunate and loves to spend time with her children as well as her pet bunnies.

Professional Assistant & Marketing Co-Ordinator
Saskia Louw
Professional Assistant & Marketing Co-Ordinator

Saskia started at ESI in January 2019 as a professional assistant and marketing co-ordinator.  She has 26 years’ experience in the conveyancing field, 13 as a conveyancing paralegal, 9 as a software support consultant and trainer with Korbitec (now LexisNexis) and has now been back in the attorney space for four years.  Saskia loves spending time with her daughters and her dogs as well as reading and hiking and is passionate about socio-economic equality and combatting discrimination in our society.

Bookkeeping Department
Shaakirah de Vries
Bookkeeping Department

Shaakirah started at ESI in April 2016 in the deliveries department and has been in the bookkeeping department since May 2017.  Shaakirah is very grateful for the opportunity to have grown her responsibilities and her career during her time at ESI.

Estates Department
Shirlene de Oliveira
Estates Department

Shirlene started at ESI Attorneys in August 2005 as a senior conveyancing secretary and has vast experience with the registration of developments, administration of estates as well as estate and conventional transfers.   Shirlene loves spending quality time with her family, gardening, reading biographies and spending time outdoors.

Diary & Deeds Office Manager
Sue Henn
Diary & Deeds Office Manager

Sue started at ESI on the 1st of May 2013 as a receptionist and currently as the Diaries and Deeds Office Manager. Sue is an excellent communicator and has always enjoyed the customer/client relationship aspect of her profession.   Sue loves spending time with her family and her dogs and enjoys a good book as well as braaiing on the weekends.

Attorney
Tania Hancke
Attorney

Tania completed her LLB at the University of Stellenbosch and was admitted as an attorney in 2001 and as a conveyancer in 2003. She practised in Port Elizabeth before becoming a member of the ESI team in 2015.

Tania specialises in a broad area of conveyancing matters that includes residential and commercial property transactions, mortgage bonds and sectional title developments.

Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 060 960 6794

 

Bookkeeping Department
Tanya Christians
Bookkeeping Department

Tanya started at ESI on 1 April 2015 as a Bookkeeping Assistant, working with bridging finance applications.  She previously worked for Mortgage Max and Betterbridge as a bond administrator and receptionist. Tanya loves spending time with her young daughter and she enjoys watching movies with a nice cup of coffee.

Human Resource Manager
Thandi Lomberg
Human Resource Manager

Thandi is the Human Resources Manager at ESI and has a solid grasp of the corporate, financial and banking industries.

She’s passionate about what she does and about her clients and treats their business as her own.  One of her driving forces is sustainability, focusing on being a business partner in order to add value and help grow the business.  Her role as an HR business partner is to make sure human resource policy and procedure throughout the organization fit the needs, goals, and aims of the organization and its top leadership. As the HR business partner, she ensures that the HR strategy fits into the organisation's overall business strategy.

She has vast experience in the field of Human Resources, Learning and Development; Recruitment and Selection and Talent and People Management. She’s also been involved with Graduate Programmes, Talent Academies and Learnership programmes which she thoroughly enjoys.

Thandi is also passionate about her involvement with schools, mentoring young men and women (life is about choices) and providing life skills.

Public Relations Officer
Warren Dodgen
Public Relations Officer

Warren is a people’s person and believes in a client first mindset. He values honesty and integrity with utmost importance. He has a highly successful background in Auditing, Accounting, Tax, and Commercial Banking.

Warren brings years of experience as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills to the table, enabling him to develop positive relationships. Warren is passionate about service and proud to be associated with a dynamic, creative and energetic team.

Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 084 455 5499

Bond Cancellations Department
Wendy Kellerman
Bond Cancellations Department

Wendy started at ESI on 1st August 2018 as a cancellation secretary.  She studied conveyancing at Adelene Posthumus’ school as well as with the SA Law School and holds two paralegal certificates.  Wendy enjoys community work and has organized quite a few trips to the beach for the elderly as well as the underprivileged children in our community.  Wendy loves reading as describes herself as a feminist at heart.

Director
Zayaan Samuels
Director

Zayaan Samuels is the Managing Director at ESI and has more than 10 years’ practical legal experience in the property sector. She completed her LLB at the University of the Western Cape in 2002 and joined ESI in 2004, adding the title of director to her name in 2005.

She practices a broad spectrum of conveyancing, including residential and commercial property transactions, sectional title developments, Mortgage and Notarial bonds, Leases and Servitudes, Instalment Purchase Agreements, Subdivisions and Consolidations.

Zayaan oversees Municipal Property transactions on behalf of the Department of Human Settlements Western Cape. She works closely with the City of Cape Town regarding their Municipal Transfers, as well as The Cape Town Community Housing Initiative (a subsidiary of the City of Cape Town) providing the public sector with affordable housing projects.

Tel: (021) 943 5111 / 074 649 6991