About Ecliptic Estate Management

Residents are able to enjoy communal living and owners are assured that their investment is protected.

Estate management is the process of facilitating a hassle-free, secure, well-maintained residential living environment. Residential estate living in South Africa is the fastest growing market in the property sector. The reasons are multiple and varied: security fears driven by high levels of crime, the costs of maintaining an individual property, the benefits of being able to enjoy multiple facilities, and the desire to live in a community.


It is statutory that Sectional Title developments and Home Owner Associations appoint a board of trustees / directors (“the board”) to manage the affairs of the estate (estate infers complexes, buildings and other names that may from time to time be allocated to communal residential living or commercial developments). The members of the board offer their services voluntarily, with no financial compensation. The financial portfolio of the estate, which includes levy collection, and the operational portfolio, which deals with the day-to-day issues of the estate, need to be outsourced.


We manage the operations of the estate on behalf of the board: communication, housekeeping, safety and security, gardens and maintenance, transgressions of the conduct rules, routine and ad hoc operational tasks and remedial projects, estate news and developments. We have a mandate from the board and report exclusively to them. We implement the decisions of the board on a daily basis to ensure the tasks required for the successful operation of the estate are completed timeously and to the board’s satisfaction.


Ecliptic Estate Management only appoints estate managers of the highest calibre. Potential estate managers are considered not only for their high level of skill, but for their passion, commitment, attention to detail and solid human relations abilities. All estate managers undergo stringent training and bring a unique skill-set to the estate-team. They are able to assist in enhancing the quality of lifestyle offered by the estate as well as the value of the investment.

Michelle studied Patisserie and is a qualified pastry chef. She has worked as an assistant nursery school teacher and completed an Early Childhood Development course. Working with children demanded patience, understanding and leadership, all traits she possesses. She is able to think on her feet and is developing the ability to work under pressure. Michelle displays sound administrative skills with great attention to detail and has an outgoing and generous personality.

“Carry out random acts of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you” – Princess Diana

Michelle Van Zyl

Ecliptic Estate Management CC is Jacqueline’s brainchild: she is the managing member. Has extensive first hand management experience as the chairperson for a large residential estate for many years. Operated in the corporate world as a business owner in the service industry for 20 years prior to starting Ecliptic. Her philosophy is simple: say what you do and do what you say - transparency is essential. Completed the Paddocks University of Cape Town (Law@Work) Sectional Title Scheme Management course.

“There will always be a lost dog somewhere that will prevent me from being happy” – Jean Anouilh, La Sauvage (1938)

Jacqueline Brook

Graduated from Wits with a BCom LLB in 1994 and was admitted as a Practicing Attorney and Conveyancer in 1996. She has more than fifteen years’ experience in property law and related matters. Has served as a Trustee on various Boards for many years. Nichola is a member of Ecliptic Estate Management CC. Her pragmatic approach to matters is an invaluable asset in the decision making process within the company.

“Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned, not given.” - Hussein Nishah

Nichola Wolff

Azra has a wealth of experience in facilities, having commenced with her career in procurement, gaining over four years’ experience working in a student-residential environment. Being in the Facilities Department she took a great interest in Facilities Management, and further obtained a certificate in Facilities Management from Global FM, (NQF level 6). A diploma in Project Management was the next challenge she set for herself, which she accomplished successfully through the Witwatersrand University (NQF level 6). The myriad of day to day experiences and her eagerness to learn and acquire additional skills, is a mind-set cultivated within her.

“With every New Day comes New Strength, New Thoughts and New Hope” – Author Unknown

Azra Khan

Nokukhanya graduated with an honours degree in Development Studies in 2015. She worked as a programme officer in the NGO sector with youths, and dedicated herself to help those in need in order for them to achieve their goals. She believes that life has humble beginnings and the sky is not the limit.

“Don’t worry about life’s failures, worry about chances you miss when you don’t even try.” - Jack Canfield

Nokukhanya Ngwenya

Charmaine is currently studying towards a Diploma in Health and Safety Management through UNISA. She worked in the retail sector as a cashier and achieved a certificate in customer service. Her strength lies in working with people and she is willing and eager to learn more about the business world.

“As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them”. John F. Kennedy

Charmaine Seerane

Lebuhang completed a Bookkeeping Course with Boston College in 2011. She has experience in office administration work and the Pastel system. Lebuhang has a gentle disposition, excellent organisational skills, is self-motivated and always willing to learn.

“The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.” - Juma Ikanga

Lebuhang Nyathi

Gerhard qualified as a Junior Draftsman through African Academy, a division of Bateman Engineering. He has 3 years of experience in mining construction and in the scaffold industry, together with 5 years of Site Managing experience.

His personal motto is for workplace success, treat all your employees with respect.

Gerhard Wolmarans