Our Team

ESI is an energetic, dynamic unit of legal experts. Our people are our greatest asset. We are accessible and our team of excellent support staff are committed to finding 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.

  • All
  • Attorneys
  • Bonds & Cancellations Department
  • Bookkeeping Department
  • Developments
  • Directors
  • Estates Department
  • Public Relationship Officer
  • Staff
  • Support Staff
  • Transfers Department
Attorney
Adéle Smit
Attorney

Adéle completed her LLB degree at Unisa in 2011. She qualified as a conveyancer in 2018 and joined ESI ATTORNEYS at the George office in 2021.

Adéle is a self-motivated individual that strives to do everything she does to the best of her ability. She believes that client service is an integral part of the legal industry.

Attorney
Amber Lotz
Attorney

Amber completed her undergraduate studies at UNISA and graduated with her LLM degree at Stellenbosch University. She has been practicing as a conveyancer since 2018. Amber always goes the extra mile and believes strongly that a good attitude is everything. Amber enjoys spending time with her family and friends and cooking in her leisure time.

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
Arlene Griffin-Basson
Transfers Department
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

Developments
Cecilia Gray
Developments

Cecilia Gray joined ESI Attorneys in February 2021 with 16 years of conveyancing experience and previously worked at various law firms, including a well-known property development company. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and partner outdoors hiking, camping and off-roading. In her leisure time she loves cooking up a storm and working in the garden.

Transfers Department
CELEST VOSLOO
Transfers Department

Celeste joined ESI’s transfer department in February 2020.  She loves the outdoors and spending her weekends with her husband, son and their three dogs.

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.

Estates Department
Cindy Barton
Estates Department

Cindy joined ESI Attorneys in February 2021 . She has 25 years of estate administration experience and previously worked at STBB Attorneys. She believes strongly that kindness, faith, and humour conquers most issues and prides herself on her determination and loyalty. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and furry babies and enjoying new and interesting places and experiences in her leisure time.

Transfers Department
Clarisa van Dyk
Transfers Department

Clarisa joined ESI Attorneys in November 2020 with 5 years of conveyancing experience in developments and was previously a Senior Paralegal in the legal department of an oil and gas company. She prides herself on efficient and quality service delivery. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, as well as playing sports in her leisure time.

Bonds & Cancellations Department
Crystal Williams
Bonds & Cancellations Department

Crystal started her employment at ESI Attorneys on 17 August 2020. She comes with 11 years of conveyancing experience, which has been focussed on Nedbank bond registrations. Crystal loves spending time with her daughter and family.

Support Staff
Dayvedine Crowley
Support Staff

Dayvedine joined ESI Attorneys in April 2021 as an assistant to the attorney and PRO at the ESI George branch. Before working at ESI , Dayvedine did an internship at George Municipality and worked as a receptionist at Peugeot Citroen George before that.  Dayvedine obtained her HR NQF levels 4-6 at South College George as well as a Certificate in Practical Business Admin. She strongly believes that hard work always pays off and that what you believe you can achieve. She enjoys spending time indoors in the kitchen baking as well as spending time with her family and friends in her leisure time.

Estates Department
Imaan Gallie
Estates Department

Imaan joined ESI Attorneys in February 2021. She has 9 years of deceased estate and conveyancing experience and previously worked in home loans at a large financial institution.  She strongly believes that remaining client centric is what drives a business and prides herself on under-promising and over-delivering. She enjoys spending time with her family and taking long walks on the beach with her dog in her leisure time.

Developments
Inge McPherson
Developments

Inge joined ESI Attorneys on 26 October 2020 with 18 years of conveyancing experience and previously worked at Lexis Nexis SA. Inge believes in upskilling oneself and prides herself on being efficient and effective. She enjoys the beach and socialising with family and friends in her leisure time.

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

Bonds & Cancellations Department
Jeantelle Pottas
Bonds & Cancellations Department

Jeantelle joined ESI Attorneys in November 2020 with 17 years’ experience in the bond department. She was previously a dancing teacher. She believes a home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, and laughter never ends. She has a passion for nature, animals and photography and loves spending time with her family.

Support Staff
Jerome Ahrendse
Support Staff

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

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.

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 & Cancellation Department
Kaylin Pontac
Bonds & Cancellation Department

Kaylin joined ESI in July 2019 and has 4 years of conveyancing experience in the bond cancellation field. Kaylin is a final year law student with Unisa and is graduating early next year. Her electives are tax law and conveyancing. Kaylin enjoys travelling and spending time with her family and is passionate about the welfare of underprivileged children.

Support Staff
Kudzai Chitongo
Support Staff
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.

Attorney
Lara-Kirsten Claassen
Attorney
Bonds & Cancellation Department
Lauren Hermanus
Bonds & Cancellation Department

Lauren completed her LLB at the University of the Western Cape in 2013.  She joined ESI in August 2019 as a conveyancer and she manages the bond and bond cancellation departments.  Lauren loves working with people and her motto is “There is no reason not to be a hero today.”

Public Relations Officer
Liesl Hibbert
Public Relations Officer

Liesl joined ESI in September 2018 as a Public Relations Officer. Having worked in the 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.

Developments Department
Mari-Jani Swiegers
Developments Department

Mari-Jani completed her LLB at Stellenbosch University in 2013 and was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in February 2016 and as a Notary Public in June 2018. She joined the ESI team in January 2020. Her motto is:  where there is a will there is a way.

Transfers Department
Marina van Zyl
Transfers Department

Marina joined ESI Attorneys in December 2020 with 15 years of conveyancing experience. She loves spending time with her husband and dogs and in her leisure time she reads and spends time outdoors doing hiking or sports.

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

Public Relations Officer
Maritza Rossouw
Public Relations Officer

Maritza joined ESI in March 2021 as a Public Relations Officer for the George office.  She has more than 20 years of experience as a collection typist at various attorney firms as well as an estate agent. Maritza loves spending time with her two daughters, husband and in nature.  Maritza is proud to be associated with an energetic and dynamic team.

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 and 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
Melody Griego
Transfers Department

Melody joined ESI Attorneys on 1st February 2021 with 5 years of conveyancing experience. Her main focus is the transfer division, however she has experience with Standard Bank and ABSA Bank bond cancellations. She is very passionate about transfers and she will always try her utmost best to ensure that the transition process is as smooth as possible. Melody believes strongly that the sky is the limit! No matter the age, you can always reach your goals in life. She enjoys spending time with her family and loves to braai and swim.

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 transfers 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
Monique Philander
Transfers Department

Monique joined ESI Attorneys in September 2020 with 4 years of conveyancing experience. She believes strongly that anything is possible to the one who believes and works to get there and prides herself on integrity, self-love and first impressions as those are the ones that last. She enjoys spending time with family and close friends and doing what makes her and her loved ones happy in her leisure time.

Bonds & Cancellations Department
Natasha Januarie
Bonds & Cancellations Department

Natasha started working at ESI on 1 November 2020 with 7 years of experience in conveyancing in a bond cancellations department. She is dedicated, hardworking and always aims to provide excellent service. Natasha believes that TENACITY is the key in this industry and life in general and her motto is “EMBRACE ALL CHALLENGES” .

Bonds Department
Patricia Lose
Bonds 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 cancellations and bonds 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

Bonds & Cancellation Department
Raygaanah Salie
Bonds & Cancellation Department

Ray has 20 years of extensive work experience in the field of conveyancing and started at ESI on the 1st August 2019.  She loves spending time with her grandkids and believes that humour is the spice of life.

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

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.

Public Relations Officer
Sarah Nordien
Public Relations Officer

Sarah joined ESI attorneys in September 2020. She completed her B.Com (LLB) degree at the University of the Western Cape in 2014. After she completed her articles of clerkship at the end of 2016, she joined a bridging finance company for one year, whereafter she began practising as a Conveyancer.

Sarah strongly believes that consistency and relationship building is the key to success and prides herself on doing that each day.

In her leisure time, Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors with her friends and family.

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.

Transfers Department
Stacey Forbes
Transfers Department

Stacey joined esi attorneys in october 2020 with 1 year of conveyancing experience and previously worked as a receptionist at NWS attorneys. She believes strongly that everything happens for a reason and prides herself in loyaly and consistency. She enjoys spending time with her son and enjoys reading & spending time with friends and family.

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
Tansley Williams
Attorney

Tansley completed her LLB degree at the University of the Western Cape in 2018 and completed her articles early in January 2021. She joined ESI in March 2021. Tansley believes strongly that you can achieve anything you set your mind to and prides herself on loyalty and trust. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and baking in her leisure time.

ESI Academy Project Manager
Tasneem Ryklief
ESI Academy Project Manager

Tasneem joined the ESI Academy in July 2019 with 20 years’ work experience in the Quality Assurance and Learning & Development fields for a range of SETA’s, namely: Services Seta, Inseta, MerSeta, FoodBev Seta and Chieta Seta. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and being a soccer mom. Tasneem has a passion for excellence and seeing learners completing the NQF levels in a learnership, qualification or skills programme is what keeps her motivated.

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.

Bonds & Cancellations Department
Viona Jordaan
Bonds & Cancellations Department

Viona Jordaan joined ESI Attorneys in January 2021 with 20 years of conveyancing. She believes strongly that honesty is the best policy and prides herself on attending to her work to the best of her ability. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and relaxing in her leisure time.

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

Transfers Department
Zanne Roux
Transfers Department

Zanne Roux joined ESI Attorneys in December 2020 with more than 20 years of conveyancing experience. Zanne previously worked for MSP Developments. She believes strongly that dreams can come true if you persevere and work hard. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé and her daughter and loves wild camping in their caravan, bike riding and walks on the beach in her leisure time.

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