Ithemba cares

For the past few years, Ithemba has supported the Hospice Wits Mandela Day Soccer Tournament held annually.

Hospice Wits provides care for patients with terminal illnesses and their families. To find out how you can help, visit the Hospice website.

Although they didn’t make it to the final round, Ithemba staff had a blast participating in the day.

Featured below is a photo of the staff that represented Ithemba on the day.

Ithemba staff soccer team_Hospice

Surprise for a staff member

Mylene Baker provides support to the various letting offices and the COO. Amongst her various responsibilities, she makes sure that the printers are working, that the tenant gifts are ordered and ready for distribution with the newly signed leases, that our building managers have airtime and oversees our staff lunches on Fridays. Arranging a surprise baby shower for her, was quite the challenge! Catherine Hammond, the administrative assistant to the executive team, was up to the challenge. This past Friday, the female staff surprised Mylene with a baby shower in the Eyethu House boardroom.

Mylene did not expect a thing and was pleasantly surprised. Mylene is expecting a boy in August.

Below a picture of Mylene, Catherine and the co-conspirators.

Baby shower

How Eyethu got its name

Eyethu House, our exciting new development in Maboneng, was previously known as Du Barry Centre. It housed light industrial businesses, largely clothing manufacturers.

When we started the residential conversion, we thought a naming competition to choose a new name for the building would create some excitement amongst our staff and it did!

The competition was open to all Ithemba staff and the other shortlisted names were:

1. Ithemba House
2. Leseding
3. Sechaba House
4. Tswelopele

The shortlist was presented to our management staff to vote and Eyethu House got the most votes.

The cash prize of R1000 was won by public relations officer, Nhlakanipho Mdakane, featured below with his manager, Jerkinah.

Winner of naming competition!

Winner of naming competition!

Nhlakanipho subsequently resigned to pursue his studies, but we are sure he will always be proud to know that his nomination won.

Work hard, play hard

At Ithemba Property we are serious about our work and give our all in our strive to make Ithemba a home away from home for our tenants.

Occasionally, we also take some time off to play!

On 20 May our building, letting and office staff took the day to relax, reconnect with colleagues and have some good old fun! The senior management put their heads together to come up with something different and exciting to do each year for the day dubbed “Fun day”.

This year the team had a blast at Monte Casino playing laser tag, ten pin bowling and a enjoying a scrumptious lunch after. Prizes were handed out for colleagues that got the highest scores in the games.

Below is a picture of the team on the day. We are delighted every body had an awesome time, they deserved it after our fantastic results in April!

Fun day 2016 at Monte Casino

Fun day 2016 at Monte Casino

Rooftop view from Eyethu House

Few things compare to enjoying a spectacular view from a city rooftop.

Below some snaps taken by our CEO, Rian Reyneke, from our new building Eyethu House.

You too could enjoy this view every day!

To enquire about our apartments in this modern building situated in Maboneng, call Hoddy on 081 411 7848 or drop us a line at

New residential apartment block in Maboneng

New residential apartment block in Maboneng

Eyethu house roof view 1

Eyethu house roof view 2

Eyethu house roof view 3

Eyethu house roof view 5

Hofman New Yorker staff celebrate

Ithemba buildings are inspected on a regular basis by senior management to ensure that the Ithemba standard is maintained. In addition, building staff are requested to focus on a particular building management component to ensure it is in tip top shape. In April, the component was the lobby and security booth of each building.

The winning building for the Berea/Hillbrow portfolio was Hofman New Yorker. The prize for the winning building manager is a R500 shopping voucher. Jerkinah, the building manager of Hofman, generously used her prize to purchase a celebratory lunch for her staff to thank them for their contribution.

At Ithemba we are all about teamwork. Well done Hofman staff!

Residential staff celebrate

Residential staff celebrate

Eyethu house – coming soon

We are excited to announce that our stunning flats in our new development will be available from 1 May! Eyethu house is located in the upmarket Maboneng area and flat rentals start from as little as R 2999 per month.

Interested? Contact Mpho on 011 050 1263 today to sign a lease for 1 May and you get the first month rent free!

Eyethu house lounge

Eyethu house kitchen

Eyethu house dining area

Eyethu house bedroom

Eyethu house study nook

A great achievement!

The Berea team hit a new record with a 1.4% vacancy rate in January. Below some pictures of the celebration!