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RIP Pam Golding

Property and real estate icon Pam Golding has passed away at the age of 90. According to reports, she died peacefully at her home in Wittebomen in Constantia, Cape Town.
Golding entered a male-dominated property industry in the 1970s and not only became a household name but a leader in the industry and an inspiration to female entrepreneurs everywhere.

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She opened up an office in London in 1986 and eventually began expanding the business further abroad. The company now has over 300 offices in Africa, Germany, France and Mauritius.

Times Live writes: The group has since developed into a world-class global organisation comprised of a number of operating companies which cover the full spectrum of the property market in sub-Saharan Africa and internationally, and is recognised locally and globally as Southern Africa’s leading independent real estate group and the country’s most awarded real estate company.

The property group received recognition as the Best Real Estate Agency in South Africa and Africa at the International Property Awards in Dubai in 2017 among many other accolades. According to News 24, it is the most awarded real estate company in South Africa and has won the award for Best Estate Agency in South Africa 10 times since 2005.

Spokesperson Anel Lewis said that Golding was “admired and respected by clients and dearly loved by colleagues‚ agents and staff alike‚ her natural warmth and sincere interest in everyone she encountered were trademark characteristics which endeared her."

Condolences have been pouring in since the news broke:

She leaves behind her sons Peter and Andrew‚ daughter Jilly‚ their spouses and 10 grandchildren.
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