Celebrities remember: Pam Golding was a 'rock chick'

2018-04-04 14:31
Pam Golding. (Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Pam Golding. (Getty Images/Gallo Images)

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Pam Golding, the iconic businesswoman who sold homes from Clifton to Khayelitsha, died peacefully at the age of 90 at her home in Constantia, Cape Town.

She established Pam Golding Properties in 1976 when the property industry was dominated by men, and opened an office in London in 1986 – during the apartheid era, says Anel Lewis, spokesperson for the property group. There are now 300 offices in Africa, Europe, the Seychelles and Mauritius with roughly 3 000 employees – most of whom are real estate agents who considered Pam a doyenne in her field.

Her property group was crowned the best in South Africa at least 10 times since 2005 – an unmatched achievement.

One of her famous clients was former president Nelson Mandela, who called her at 06.30 one morning and asked her to find him the ideal home in Houghton.

“At first I thought it was a practical joker. But he had that unmistakable voice. Well, I got out of bed and put on my gown. I couldn’t possibly chat to the president in my nightie,” she had said.

She leaves her sons, Peter and Andrew, daughter Jilly, and 10 grandchildren. 

Here are some of the tributes celebs have posted honouring Pam:

Former Springbok Chester Williams’ wife, Maria.

Radio personality Sasha Martinengo

UDM president Bantu Holomisa

Cricket legend and estate agent Pat Symcox

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