ABOUT US

 Our approach is unique in that we specialise in property development with the focus on the city residential property market.  Our services aim to benefit our individual private clients and our investor clients in the Buy-to-Let sector.

YoHome has assembled a world class team. With departments specialising in Land Acquisition, Planning and Development, Feasibility studies, Design, Construction, Marketing, Letting and Sales, and Property Management, makes us a company that covers all the needed aspects of the property life cycle. 

 

OUR MISSION

 

Our mission is “City Living Redefined”.   We aim to do this by developing lifestyle spaces where people can live, relax and play in a safe environment.  Through great design and exceptional customer service, we guarantee an enhanced life.

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Adam personifies the new breed of African entrepreneur, challenging established international players across all industries, while driving a new socio-economic agenda for Africa and its people. Adam served his articles with Ernst and Young in Zimbabwe, before proceeding to the University of Buckingham in the UK where he graduated with a business degree. He then went to Lakehead University in Canada, where he obtained a first-class degree in Commerce. Upon returning to Zimbabwe, Adam ventured into the retail and petroleum sectors, before turning his attention to the tobacco sector. Noting the lack of significant indigenous players in the tobacco value- chain, he was instrumental in the establishment of the tobacco contract-growing scheme that enabled over 75 000 small-scale farmers to enter Zimbabwe’s lucrative tobacco sector. In 2002, he started Pacific Cigarette Company, which has grown over the past years to become one of only two significant African-owned cigarette manufacturers in the world. Pacific Cigarette (formerly known as Savanna Tobacco Company) now has a considerable share of the Zimbabwean market and a growing presence in regional markets. His business interests cuts across various industry sectors such as energy, property development, transport and logistics, financial services, bottling of beverage drinks (Varun Beverages bottlers of Pepsi in Zimbabwe) and tobacco. Through his philanthropic non profit organisation, the Adam Molai Foundation, Adam has been very instrumental in uplifting the communities in Zimbabwe with self-sustainable projects and active also in disaster interventions.
ADAM MOLAI
Non-Executive Chairman
Lawrence Molai is a well-grounded professional with more than fifteen (15) years experience in marketing and advertising, covering areas like market research, strategy development, CI development, brand management, and media relations. Throughout his career, he has been involved in various marketing and communication assignments. In 2001 Lawrence was recruited from Telkom, where he was a Senior Manager: Corporate Brand Management. He then joined Econet Wireless International (EWI) in the lead up to the launch of cellular services in Nigeria. He relocated to Lagos, Nigeria with his wife and two kids. After spending three years in Nigeria, he was in the process of renewing his contract for a further two years when shareholder disputes forced him to return to SA. On his return he joined TBWA\Gavin Reddy as a Business Unit Director, where he was responsible for MTN’s below the line account. After a year, he left to become the Managing Director (Nigeria) of 8seconds: Image and Brand Creation. After more than two years with the company, Lawrence started FrankTalk Communications.
LAWRENCE MOLAI
Non-Executive Director
Grimmond is a Grant Thornton trained Financial Accountant. He has technical skills and expertise in financial management, corporate tax, financial accounting, economics, corporate law and auditing cutting across public health, FMCG and auditing industries in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Grimmond is a seasoned accounting professional who holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science (B. Compt) from the University of South Africa. He served his articles of clerkship with Grant Thornton Camelsa from 2005 to 2010. Upon completion of his articles, he served as Finance Manager for SPAR Corporate retail supermarkets in Zimbabwe from 2010 to 2013. In 2013 Grimmond moved to South Africa where he joined Rumph and Associates as a Public Health Financial Analyst on the Expenditure Analysis project. To date has provided technical assistance to PEPFAR implementing partners in Kenya, South Sudan, Malawi, Swaziland, Lesotho and Ghana towards this initiative that was funded by the US government through PEPFAR. It is during the same period that Grimmond also set up his own consulting practice, Swanlake Consulting, where he extensively ventured into accounting support and taxation services as the managing consultant of his firm. Grimmond serves as a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairperson in Pacific Cigarette Company and Gene Insure (Private) Limited, a tech-based insurance firm in Zimbabwe.
GRIMMOND SIMBARASHE NYATANGA
Non-Executive Director
Mhanisi is a Director and co-founder of Thola’Njia based in Johannesburg and Director and Shareholder in Mota-Engil Construction South Africa, a partnership with Mota-Engil group, a top 20 European construction company. Mhanisi enjoys applying his strategic mind to projects and partnerships. This includes strategy formulation, option assessment and prioritisation, project structuring and performance optimisation. While at Thola’Njia, Mhanisi has developed $100m projects from greenfield, advised global-top five miners on strategic issues and thought-led boards of listed companies. He is currently a board member of Mota-Engil Construction South Africa. He is also Chairman of Masaron, shareholder in a development gold mining operation which is currently under development as a >1mn ounce operation. Before co-founding Thola’Njia, Mhanisi was a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company. He worked across multiple sectors including mining, energy, telecommunications, transport & logistics and fast-moving consumer goods. In these industries he advised senior management in functions including the operations optimisation and competitive stance. Mhanisi has a degree in Business Science (Hons) in Finance (University of Cape Town). Mhanisi also sits on the Board of Pacific Cigarette Company and serves as the Chair for the Finance and Investment Committee and the Operations Committee.
MHANISI MALABA
Independent Non- Executive Director
A graduate of the KwaZulu Natal University, Tapiwa a holds Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) and Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture and is a professional architecture with 19 years of experience as Professional Architect and is an active member of the following professional bodies i) ii) iii) iv) South African Council for the Architectural Practice (SACAP) Gauteng Institute for Architecture (GIfA) South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Institute of Directors South Africa (IoDSA) Tapiwa is a Partner (Director) in Shabangu Architects, a firm he joined in 2004 where he made in impact with his intricate knowledge and passion in aviation operations and designs, hence the firm’s success story in the Upgrade Design on OR International Airport. In his active role in Shabangu Architects, Tapiwa has been involved in the firm’s major projects such as King Shaka International Airport, Durban in 2010, Dobsonville Social Housing in Soweto and Ellis Park Stadium Upgrade in Johannesburg, 2008, Natalspruit Hospital, Dube House, Phomolong Village and Open Road Tolling Project.
Tapiwa TIMOTHY MUVEVI (Pr eng)
Independent Non-Executive Director
Wesley, a professional member of Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers (ZIE), Engineering Council South Africa (ECSA) and Engineering Institute of Zambia (EIZ), is a Civil Engineer with 24 years experience who has dedicated much of his life to the improvement of quality of life in Africa, through the provision of better infrastructure. Wesley is the Chief Executive Officer of LIDWALA Consulting Engineers, a firm he founded in 2001 and has grown phenomenally to 5 branches in Limpopo, Gauteng, Northern Cape , Free State and Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.. LIDWALA Consulting Engineers is an African company offering innovative specialist solutions in, inter alia Highways and Transportation Engineering; Civil Infrastructure Engineering; Structural Engineering, Project Management and Specialist Advice and Turnkey Projects. Notable major projects undertaken by the firm include: Detailed Design, Project Management and Construction Supervision of Rand Water Bottling Plant, N14/K103 New Interchange and Detailed Structural Electrical Engineering and Wet Services Design and Construction Supervision of Hope Street Building. Wesley holds a B.Sc. Engineering (Hons) UZ and a Master of Philosophy in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham. He Chairs the Board of Ecosat and sits on the Board of Habana Trading (Pty) Limited, a scholar transport solutions provider which aims to eradicate the norm of children walking to and from school for several kilometres everyday.
WESLEY TENDAUPENYU (Pr eng)
Independent Non-Executive Director
Itai is a qualified and registered Legal Practitioner and Conveyancer. He has been in the banking and financial services sector for a period of 10 years gaining an invaluable experience and understanding on financial services and markets, product development and corporate governance. Over the years, in varying roles Itai has taken a deliberate and keen interest in: advising Banks and corporates, including Corporate Finance firms, on Commercial Law, Banking Law, Good Corporate Governance, Regulatory Compliance Management, ICT Legal documentation, Customer Experience, Change Management Processes, Fraud Risk, Mortgage Finance, Offshore Lines of Credit, Exchange Control Regulations, Labour Law, Intellectual Property Law, Stakeholder Management and Transactional Negotiations. Within the Group perspective, Itai offers his Legal and Governance services to Pacific Cigarette Company, GeneInsure, TRT Investment House, Housing Corporation South Africa and supports in-country operations and regional support to the offices in Zambia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Itai Chairs the Board of Trustees of the Adam Molai Foundation, a registered Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) in Zimbabwe and also Chairs the Board of Directors of Green Earth Pharma, an entity which pioneered and lobbied the legalization of Growing and Extraction Medicinal and Research Cannabis in Zimbabwe. Green Earth Pharma has since submitted its growing application license to the responsible authority.
ITAI GIFT WAYINAYE
Group Company Secretary / Legal Executive

OUR TEAM

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Stephen is a highly motivated and competent Construction Professional with 22 years experience, 14 of which is at a Director level. He is visionary, whose goal in life is to change the way housing is delivered in Africa. His mission is to change the lives of people through the exceptional homes YoHome is able to deliver. Stephen has a B.Sc (Hons) Construction Management First Class Construction Law degree.

sduggan@yohomeafrica.com

+27 66 202 3924

STEPHEN DUGGAN
CEO

Johan is a recognised construction Professional with diverse Construction experience of 16 years. He is registered as a Chartered Builder (MCIOB) with the CIOB. He has experience in running multi billion dollar construction projects in Africa and Australia. Johan has a B.Sc Construction Management First Class Degree from the University of Pretoria.

jswarts@yohomeafrica.com

+27 72 263 9109

Johan swarts
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Ursula, a registered Professional Engineer with ECSA focusses on system implementation, controls and QAQC. She has 10 years experience working with various construction information technologies and systems. She gained her degree from the University of Pretoria.



ueicker@yohomeafrica.com

+27 82 496 3457

URSULA Eicker (Pr. Eng)
QAQC EXECUTIVE

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Littish is the YoHome Brand Executive. She is determined to change how construction and residential properties are marketed in Africa and to provide customers with an exceptional customer value and experience. She gained her B.IS Publishing Degree from the University of Pretoria .


lbeyleveld@yohomeafrica.com

+27 79 660 7856

LITTISH BEYLEVELD
BRAND EXECUTIVE

Chido Zhou is a highly motivated, results oriented and competent HR professional with 9 years’ experience. She holds an Honours Degree in Management from the University of KwaZulu Natal, Bachelor of Social Science Degree in Human Resources Management and Psychology from the same institution and a Diploma in Payroll Management from the Institute of Payroll and Tax Administration.

czhou@yohomeafrica.com

+27 63 948 8680

CHIDO ZHOU
HR MANAGER

Christopher has over 15 years financial experience gained in Construction, Manufacturing and Retail Industries. Christopher brings a wide range of skills and attributes to the YoHome team. Christopher is a Graduate of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He is also an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting (Oxford Brookes University) Finalist.

cmvenge@yohomeafrica.com

+27 63 596 9426

CHRISTOPHER mvenge
FINANCIAL MANAGER

Dewald has 13 years experience in the Construction Industry as Construction Manager, Project Manager, Senior Quantity Surveyor and Cost Engineer. He is currently YoHome's Commercial Manager and he is studying towards BTech Civil Engineering from the University of South Africa.

djvrensburg@yohomeafrica.com

+27 82 552 1844

DEWALD JANSE VAN RENSBURG
COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Trisja is a Professional Town Planner with 5 years’ experience in mainly land use management, project management and site acquisition. Her educational background includes a Bachelors of Town and Regional Planning obtained in 2015 from the University of Pretoria and a Certificate of Project Management obtained in 2018 from the University of Stellenbosch Business School. In 2018 she registered as a Professional Town Planner with the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN).

tbezuidenhout@yohomeafrica.com 

+27 76 942 1272

TRISJA BEZUIDENHOUT
LAND Acquisition specialist

mIDDLE mANAGEMENT

Dewald has worked in the Construction Industry for the past six years and he has high rise building experience with two of the largest construction companies in South Africa. He has a BEng Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Pretoria.

dlombard@yohomeafrica.com

+27 82 779 2194

DEWALD LOMBARD
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Nomawethu has more than 10 years of experience as an Executive Personal Assistant. Noma has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Business Management and specialised in Risk Management and N4 in Managing Training and Development. She is also an accredited Facilitator, Assessor and Moderator. Her key competencies are training, administration and safety. She is currently doing her Post Graduate in Management.

nmhlanga@yohomeafrica.com

+27 60 880 1478

NOMAWETHU MHLANGA
EXECUTIVE PA TO THE CEO
OFFICE MANAGER

Etienne has over 30 years experience working with reinforced concrete structures. His most recent projects include the $146m Nacala project in Mozambique which involved 26 Bridges and the YoHome Housing project in Harare. Etienne also has Senior Foreman experience in South Africa, Sierra Leone and Africa.

eduplessis@yohomeafrica.com

+27 72 099 9360

ETienne du plessis
FORMWORK PRODUCTION MANAGER

Raymond is a recognised construction HSE Professional with diverse construction experience of seven years. He is registered as a Safety Officer (CHSO) with the SACPCMP. He has experience in consulting, developing, implementing and maintaining health and safety management systems in high risk construction projects. Raymond has various internationally recognised / accredited SHEQ trainings inclusive of Modern SHEQ Risk Management and is currently studying towards completing his NEBOSH International Diploma.

rnyatanga@yohomeafrica.com

+27 64 097 8997

RAYMOND NYATANGA
Health & Safety ADVISOR

sUPERVISORY AND TRAINEE

Caswell brings a wealth of experience as a Site Clerk where he has 17 years’ experience in the construction industry. Caswell has previously worked for WBHO as a Site Clerk, DCM as a Stock Controller/Yard Manager and for Rainbow Construction as a Site Clerk. His key competencies include site administration, stock controlling, plant and yard stock management. He holds a Certificate in Business Administration. Caswell is a sport loving person, during his spare time he likes watching soccer, rugby and cricket. He is happy to be part of the dynamic team and looks forward to the challenge set before him.

csetungoane@yohomeafrica.com

+27 81 058 7511

CASWELL SETUNGOAN SITE CLERK

Tainienne joined the YoHome team as our Trainee Architectural Draftsperson after his studies. He studied 3D Design and digital animation, from there he worked for an engineering company. He has done courses in AutoCAD and is currently expanding his studies in Revit.

tduplessis@yohomeafrica.com

+27 72 069 6394


TAINIENNE DU PLESSIS
TRAINEE ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTSPERSON

OUR VALUES

CUSTOMER FOCUSED

We act in the interest of our customers. We listen to their needs and desires and design and build developments which give them exactly what they need from a home. Our aim is to provide them with exceptional customer service which is in line with the YoHome Experience.

TEAMWORK

We value our team and work together to reach mutual targets and goals. We invest in growing our team and build a culture where we put our customers first.

INNOVATIVE

We build great places to live in. We drive change and exceed expectations by providing our customers with choice so they can define what they want in a home. We create products, designs, amenities and spaces that redefine city living.

iNTEGRITY & RESPONSIBILITY

We act with integrity and believe in honesty. We deliver on our commitments. We take ownership, accountability and pride in our work. We earn trust from our customers with our competence, honesty and integrity.

PASSION

We feel passionately about building a trustworthy, reliable company through our people, our work, our product and customer service. We truly believe that we can offer our customers and exceptional lifestyle in the city.

COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENT

We have a strong relationship with the community and we safeguard the environment.