We catch up with lo­cal celebs who made their names in the ’80s to find out what they’ve been up to

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I’ve been run­ning Cape Town guest house

Home­stead Vil­las since 2010. I don’t see this as a ca­reer, but a life­style.

Real es­tate is my pas­sion; I love the po­ten­tial of prop­er­ties, even if they need a lot of TLC. I bought my first piece of prop­erty – a petrol sta­tion – at age 16.

In the be­gin­ning, my sis­ter was my busi­ness part­ner. She went on to open a wed­ding and venue busi­ness. We re­cently lost her to a tragedy [she died in car ac­ci­dent]. Through this grief, I’ve learnt the im­por­tance of cel­e­brat­ing friends and fam­ily. So part of what we do at Home­stead Vil­las is pro­vide a bud­get-friendly func­tion venue for peo­ple who have some­thing to cel­e­brate.

Ev­ery­thing I’ve learnt in life, even dur­ing my mod­el­ling days, I’m able to use now when meet­ing peo­ple or build­ing re­la­tion­ships. I trav­elled a lot dur­ing my mod­el­ling ca­reer, so I un­der­stand the costs: you miss home and your fam­ily so much. We want to cre­ate a com­fort­able space that’s a home from home.

This work has opened other doors: I’m di­rec­tor at Anna Beulah, an NGO in Dur­banville that runs a com­mu­nity farm and a lit­tle school for chil­dren from the lo­cal farms.

Ev­ery­thing I do is un­der­pinned by faith. Faith is key to it all.


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