SAIV Branch Executives 2020

The South African Institute of Valuers branches held their Annual General Meetings (AGMs) in March 2020 where a new leadership was elected. In this article we showcase the leadership.



Kobus Nel:

I matriculated from Northern Cape High School (Kimberley) in 2000. I went to study at the University of the Free State in 2001 and graduated with a B.Com degree in 2003.

In 2004 I travelled to the UK for some much needed work and life experience. On my return in 2007, I enrolled for the National Diploma in Property Valuations and started work at our family business, Nel Valuations under the mentorship of my dad, Johan Nel.

I obtained my National Diploma (Valuations) in 2011 and registered as a Professional Valuer in 2018 with the SACPVP.

In September2015, I started working at Sol Plaatje Municipality as Manager: Property Taxation and Miscellaneous Billing. I was also appointed as the Municipal Valuer for the General Valuation Roll of Sol Plaatje Municipality in 2019.

I am a passionate family man with a love for sports, nature and people. I married my wife, Jolize, in 2011 and my biggest love and achievement to date is fathering two beautiful children Leja (5) and Jovan (6 months).

Joy Boraine:

I went to work in Johannesburg in 2001 as an Admin Assistant at ABSA Real Estate and Asset Management (REAM), studying towards my Marketing Management Diploma. I was working in the Valuations Department and in 2003 I switched my Marketing Diploma to the Real Estate: Valuations Diploma. I started doing valuations in 2004 under the mentorship of Frans Coetzee, Barry Richardson, the late John Nell, the late Jeff Moimoi and Ursula Jacobs. I stayed with ABSA until they privatised and formed Spectrum Valuation Services in 2008. During this time, I spent my first two years training as a Commercial Property Valuer, specialising in hotels, guesthouses, shopping centres, golf courses/estates and quarries. Thereafter, the next two years were spent training under the guidance of the late Gert Botha, specialising in agricultural valuations. 

Between mid-2009 and mid-2010, I worked at Valuation Alliance, under the supervision of Jan Oberholzer and was exposed to valuations of high-value commercial properties and a multitude of movable property valuations. 

I completed my National Diploma in Valuations in 2010 through UNISA and obtained my Professional Associate Valuer credentials the SACPVP.

I resumed working as a valuer at Spectrum Valuation Services until 2012 when I relocated back to Kimberley in the Northern Cape. 

I was contracted to DDP Valuers as a Commercial Valuer and worked privately for estate agents and attorneys until 2014 when I started working with Pierre De Klerk at Valudata. De Klerk provided extensive valuation knowledge during the following two years including municipal valuations, expropriation valuations and furthering my knowledge of agricultural valuations. I completed my Professional Valuer Examination with the SACPVP. 

In November 2016 I started working at Sol Plaatje Municipality as a Senior Valuer, where we compiled a successful General Valuation in 2019, and where I am still currently employed. 

I have four children ages 7 to 16, have been married twice and divorced twice. 



William Tau:

Prior to my retirement in 2018, I was employed as Director heading the Property Valuation Services Directorate in the Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs in Bhisho, responsible for property valuation matters in the Province of the Eastern Cape. I am knowledgeable of the MPRA and its Amendment Act, with an in-depth knowledge of property legislation, especially property laws that deal with rating, expropriation etc. I have dealt with every Section of the MPRA for the past 19 years, and have been advising the various Chairpersons of Valuation Appeal Boards and Municipalities on the application of various Sections of the Act with the support of the Legal Advisory Services. I completed my studies and in 1999 and graduated with a Diploma in Real Estate.



Natalie Ginsberg:

I am a registered Professional Valuer with a BSc and Bsc Honours in Property Studies (UCT). I am a member of the South African Institute of Property Valuers and an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. I started working as a Candidate Valuer in 2008 and qualified as a Professional Associated Valuer, and then a Professional Valuer soon after. I have experience in running a valuation department and managing a team of valuers. I started my own business, Natalie Ginsberg Property Valuations, in 2012 and am now also a director of Margin Property Valuation Services (Pty) Ltd.








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