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Meet our newbies!

Our newbies
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This article was first featured in our exclusive digital magazine, Rabie on the Go, May 2022 edition.

Read the full Rabie on the Go here:  ROTG May 2022

Rabie newbies 2022
FLTR back: Michele Ohfond, Ilhaam Malgas, Jamie-Lee van de Rheede, Ricardo Benjamin, Jacobus le Roux, Ingrid Coetzee, Lizeri van der Berg, Monique Lensing, Chantal Simons Front: Jenny Rushin, Kwanele Ngalo

Meet our newbies!  We rounded up all the newbies over the last twelve months, and we would love to introduce them to you.

Kwanele Ngalo



Born in Cape Town and raised in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape; Kwanele studied Civil Engineering and achieved a National Diploma at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.  His internship was completed at Burger and Wallace Civil Construction, whereafter he was permanently employed there.  Kwanele joined Rabie in January 2022 as a Junior Project Manager at Clara Anna Fontein in Durbanville.  A self-proclaimed introvert, Kwanele thrives on order and discipline, which is a great attribute for project management!

Jamie-Lee van de Rheede


Fabulously stylish with a spunky personality, Jamie-Lee is a master of all trades. She was in hospitality for nine years, starting off as a waitress runner, and fulfilled the roles of hostess, waitress, restaurant supervisor, room service attendant and bartender in a tapas bar in the vibrant Camps Bay beachfront. Moving from Hotel into property management as a reservationist, she has found her comfortable spot in accounts and she’s loving every minute of it.  Jamie-Lee is a home body, who loves cooking, baking and DIY.

Chantal Simons


Chantal started off with a psychology degree at UCT, then completed a degree in Accounting Sciences from UNISA, while working full time at a small accounting and auditing firm.  She has an accumulative 18 years’ experience as an accountant and auditor. In her spare time, she loves to bake and spend time with her family. Up until about a year ago, Chantal partook in Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai and boxing. Her goal is to start again soon. Note to self to not to upset her in any way!

Ingrid Coetzee


Ingrid graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2019 with a BCom honours degree in management accounting and she is currently working towards her MSc degree in accounting and finance. Although she is an introvert at heart, she is extremely happy to be part of a determined and energetic team. In her free time, she enjoys hiking to recharge in the serenity of nature. Ingrid is always available for a cup of coffee or a stroll on the beach.


Accountant | Rabie Property Group

 Jacobus hails from the picturesque, mountainous town of Worcester in the Western Cape.  He achieved a BAcc Honours at the University of Stellenbosch and completed his articles at Mazars in Century City, joining Rabie on 1 July 2021.

A self-proclaimed man from the farm, he enjoys the outdoors and anything that entails being active, from running to fishing, and camping throughout the country. His great love is music, and he can play numerous instruments including guitar, trumpet and the harmonica.


Sales Executive | Rabie Property Group


Born and bred in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs, Jenny has been in the property industry for over 20 years, and, the last 17 years in the mortgage origination industry looking after all residential property developers on a national basis. Married for the last 20 years, Jenny’s miniature schnauzer, Bailey is much adored as the only child.

Jenny has an immense passion for the property industry, and in particular the residential property development market.  Her other love is travelling and she can’t wait to add to her extensive list of destinations visited.


Junior Project Manager | Rabie Property Group


Fresh out of the University of Cape Town, Lizeri has joined our Project Management team and is already entrenched in a few projects.  She recently achieved her Honours in BSC Construction Management, together with a collection of awards which included the floating shield for the best BSc (Hons) student in Construction Management from the Master Builders Association of the Western Cape Prize (for South African Students).

You will find Lizeri at parkrun and MyRun on weekend mornings and in her leisure time, she loves gaming – both online and playing board games with friends.

Monique Lensing

Portfolio Administrator | RPA Property Administrators


Hailing from Namibia, Monique grew up on the West Coast, the small fishing village of Velddrif. Being an independent spirit, she started working while in High School, determined to create her own path. Monique has 7 years’ administration experience and wants to study management accounting next year.  When she is not reading or binge-watching series, Monique spends time with her pet bunnies and recently started boxing.

Ricardo Benjamin

Creditors Administrator | RPA Property Administrators


Ricardo joined RPA in June 2021 and brought with him 13 years’ property experience, fulfilling various financial roles during this time. Ricardo loves communicating well with clients and colleagues and thrives on responsibility and a good challenge.

He also believes that it’s important to maintain a sense of humour while working under pressure. Now that’s something we support!

Michele Ohfond

Creditors Administrator | RPA Property Administrators

Capetonian born and raised, Michele has been in Finance for over 25 years, with experience in debtors, creditors and bookkeeping.  She joined RPA after being at Blend Properties for 8 years.  Michele loves reading, the outdoors and spending time with her family.

Ilhaam Malgas

Century City Connect

Ilaam was born and raised in Cape town, with a love for cooking, baking and travelling from an early age. She joined MBWEB 7 years ago as in intern and joined the Century City Connect team from 1 April 2022 where Ilhaam is keen to apply all the experience she has gained.

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