South African home icon– Pam Golding– passed away in harmony yesterday, 03 April 2018, at her house Wittebomen in Constantia, Cape Town. She was 90-years-old.
Pam introduced her career in the male-dominated real estate industry in 1976, when she and her late partner Cecil were a “common, young couple with two little kids. We had just bought our very first home but had nothing much else: no furnishings. People told me I was mad to start a company in the market as it was then. However I believed to myself, if I can endure in this market, company will fly when things enhance.”
She informed the Independent paper in 2009 that her desire had actually always been to enjoy exactly what she did.
“I have actually never felt that I wasn’t one of the boys. We were known for being expert, while having a good time, hosting fantastic celebrations and conference and living up to our trademark– “The Joy of Living”.”
In a media statement launched by her family, they stated: “She quickly recognized a specific niche in the market for a discreet and professional property firm in South Africa, while doing so constructing a credibility for offering the nation’s most elegant houses and constructing stability, trust and regard of the Pam Golding Residence brand name.”
Today her name and brand name are well understood around the world (although remarkably, Pam never ever desired her own name utilized for the company– it was her hubby who encouraged her it would ready to offer the business an individual touch).
Pam Golding Residence– which has now turned into an multi-million rand empire, utilizing around 3,000 people– has more than 300 branches in Africa, Mauritius, and Europe … and
One of Pam’s most popular clients (and there were lots of) was previous President Nelson Mandela, for whom she discovered the ideal house for he and his partner, Graca Machel.Speaking to the Independent she recalled the day she received the call from Mandela. “I remained in bed in the house early one early morning when the telephone rang. It was around 0630 and this voice said, ‘I am putting you through to the President of South Africa’. Obviously, I believed it was a hoax! “Then I heard this famous voice. Well, I got out of bed in
no time at all. And I needed to place on a dressing dress. I couldn’t speak with the President of South Africa using only a nightie!”Golding is made it through by her kids (Peter and Andrew), daughter(Jilly )and 10 grandchildren.Pam’s household stated in their statement:” Admired and respected by customers and dearly enjoyed by colleagues, agents and staff alike, her natural heat and genuine interest in everyone she experienced were trademark attributes which endeared her to all.”Pam Golding–“I become part of something higher than myself.”A tribute from
Richard Wright, who worked for Pam Golding Characteristic in Cape Town: Property businesswoman Pam Golding(90), founder of the Pam Golding Residential or commercial property group, passed away in harmony on 3 April 2018 at her home Wittebomen in Constantia, Pam Golding Characteristics said in a declaration. pic.twitter.com/SV0Bq1tfHY!.?.!— Justin Brown( @JustinBrownSA) April 3, 2018