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Product Manager - Gail Makin
Johannes Lategan

Gail grew up in the Midlands of Natal on a farm and matriculated at Howick High school.  She then went  on to complete her Bachelor of Social Science degree at Natal University and majored in psychology and economics.  Her post graduate course in education was completed at UCT.  Gail then embarked on a long journey in the IT industry and had a successful career in marketing and selling Microsoft and other computer software as well as training computer staff.  Before joining Village & Life to run Bay Villas, she enjoyed the challenge of setting up and running a large events company.  She loves spending weekends with her 2 teenage children and walking in the mountains of Noordhoek where they have a weekend cottage

 +27 (0) 82 969 0291

Director - Johannes Lategan
Johannes Lategan

Johannes was born in Oudtshoorn, South Africa in 1967. He completed his schooling at Oudtshoorn High. He attended Stellenbosch University where he obtained a degree in Accountancy. At the University of South Africa he obtained an honours degree in Commerce. He joined Village & Life in 1994 after completing three years with Price Waterhouse Coopers and lives in Camps Bay with his wife Ilsebe and his three daughters, Mila, Kristi and Isabelle.

 +27 (0) 21 430 4477

Operations Manager - Chantel Wessels
Chantel van Wyk Chantel matriculated at Florida High School and studied Tourism Management at the University of Stellenbosch, as well as Wine Culture and Photography. Her working experience includes highly regarded wine estates and a private game lodge. She loves working with people and is passionate about delivering high levels of service and complete customer satisfaction.
  +27 (0) 82 925 4890

Property Reservationist - Patience Jojo
Patience Jojo

Patience completed Cambridge O 'levels at Eaglesvale High School in Zimbabwe in 1999. She worked as reception for Zimsun Hotels in Zimbabwe and moved to Cape Town in 2006 where she previously worked for Victoria and Alfred Hotel and Lagoon Beach Hotel. Patience joined Village & Life in 2012. She has an 11 year old son who resides in Zimbabwe and she enjoys reading, taking long walks on the beach and spending time with her sister who lives in the Southern Suburbs

 +27 (0) 21 438 4490

Mathew Swart - Maintenance Manager
Mathew Swart

Mathew Swart attended De Ruyter High School and later obtained his Project Management certification at College SA. He is currently studying to obtain his diploma in Project Management. He has experienced in the Film, Theater ,Commercial and Residential construction industry around South African and Nigeria where he obtained vital skills in design and problem solving abilities. He spends his free time with his family with a love for sculpting, fishing and assisting at the Anti Animal Cruelty League and SPCA.

Telephone  +27 (0)74 181 8880

Financial Manager - Carl Hartzenberg


Carl was born in Cape Town and attended school in Muizenberg at Muizenberg High School.  After School, he achieved his National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting at Cape Peninsula University of Technology and then joined the Village & Life Group in 2005.  He loves fast cars and playing the trumpet. He’s very involved in choir and orchestra and teaching young children to play instruments

+27 (0) 21 430 4107

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