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Management Team

 

Hannes Potgieter - Managing Director and Chairman of the Board   * Personal Assistant
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Hannes studied at the University of Pretoria and joined Urban Dynamics in 1994 . His natural leadership skills immediately became apparent and after proving his worth as manager of the Town Planning section, he accepted an appointment to the UD Board of Directors in 1997. Hannes became Managing Director of Urban Dynamics in 2004.

Hannes is regarded as an absolute property development and public sector project finance specialist and the principle consultant and programme manager on many of the most prominent public sector financed housing projects in Gauteng Province.

 
Stan Thusini - Director * Personal Assistant
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stan_thusiniStan joined Urban Dynamics in 2002 and is currently the Managing Director of Powerhouse Consortium of which Urban Dynamics is the controlling consortium member. 

He specializes in Strategic Programme and Project Management, Feasibility Studies and the compilation of Business Plans for major construction and infrastructure projects. His recent professional accomplishments were in the overall Project Management for the Bekkersdal Urban Renewal Project and the preparation of Municipal Housing Development Plans for the Gauteng Province. Stan also managed the West Rand and Gauteng RPT’s and PRT’s and was intimately involved with the drafting of the Evaton Renewal Master and Business Plan.

Stan holds a Diploma in Media Studies, studied towards his BA in Politics and is a University Entrant in Commerce.

 
Jean-Luc Limacher - Director  * Personal Assistant
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Jean-Luc earned his professional qualification from the University of Paris in 1982. He joined the Johannesburg City Council in 1985 on a 3-year exchange programme. By 1988 Jean-Luc decided to extend his stay in South Africa and left the City Council as Acting Director: City Planning in 1995. Jean-Luc joined Urban Dynamics in 1996 and was appointed as a Director responsible for Strategic Planning.

Jean-Luc is a specialist planner with particular expertise in the formulation of Land Use Management Schemes, Planning and Housing Legislation and experience in the conceptualization, design and implementation of integrated housing projects.

 
Reggie Nkabinde - Director
 
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After 5 years of formal employment as a Facilitation Manager in the company, Reggie Nkabinde was formally appointed to the Board of Directors of Urban Dynamics in 2011.reggie_nkabinde02

Reggie specializes in the management of large and complex housing projects, community facilitation, beneficiary administration, public participation and mediation and conflict resolution. Reggie is indispensable as manager towards the successful implementation of the Urban Renewal and community-based construction initiatives of the company's development initiatives throughout South Africa.

 

 
Jon Busser - Director  * Personal Assistant
 
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Jon joined Urban Dynamics (then Van Zyl, Attwell & De Kock) as the company’s first bursary student in 1990. He completed his honours degree and has been in the employ of Urban Dynamics since 1994. He was appointed as an Associate Director in 1998 and a Director on the Board by 2000.

Jon is currently the manager of the town planning department at Urban Dynamics and his responsibilities extends further to include management of the Group's IT Infrastructure, Drawing Office and the representative Director on the Board of Urban Dynamics Land Surveyors.

His principle focus is on the establishment of development rights for new land development applications can be regarded as a specialist in the fields of cost-effective layout design for subsidized housing projects, leisure and security estate developments and the management of large and complex in-situ upgrading projects.

 
Henk Le Roux - Director  * Personal Assistant
 
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Henk joined the company in November 2003. He completed a degree in Town and Regional Planning in 1985 at the Potchefstroom University of Christian Higher Education. In addition he has a diploma in Advanced Project Management and is a Prince2 Practitioner.

Henk gained experience working at provincial government level as well as local government and also consulted for a number of years prior to joining Urban Dynamics. He has spent time in the United States working for the South East Idaho Council of Government as a Town and Regional Planner.

He currently focuses on the management of housing development projects in lower income areas, two of these projects being Presidential Lead Projects. He was also recently responsible for the development and establishment of a Plasticulture project, designing and operation a labour intensive waste management programme and the conducting of audits on water and sewer networks.

 
Napoleon Masethla - Director  * Personal Assistant
 
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Napoleon joined Urban Dynamics in 2002 after completing his Masters Diploma in Human Resource Management at RAU (now University of Johannesburg). As expert project manager, Napoleon focuses on the management of large, government funded housing projects and have been pivotal in the implementation of successful Macro Housing projects such as Golden Triangle (7000 stands and 5070 houses), Palm Ridge (13224 stands and 9654 houses), Lehae (4001 stands and 3134 houses) and have managed the construction of some 2253 houses under the Community Builder Programme.

Napoleon is an expert Project Manager, professional facilitator and project mediator and a key asset in the success of Urban Dynamics' management of engineering services installation and house construction.

 
Maryke Els-Gerber - Director * Personal Assistant
 
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marykeMaryke completed her degree in Town & Regional Planning (B Art et Scien Planning) at the University of North West in 1994 and started her career at Port Elizabeth Municipality, after completing a case study Thesis on “Socio-Economic Integration - post apartheid in the Metro” in her final year (Cum Laude).

In 1996 Maryke joined Urban Dynamics in the then Vaal Office (Vanderbijlpark) and in 2000 joined the Urban Dynamics Head Office in Johannesburg. In 2003 she as nominated as an Associate Director and the following year as Director of the company. In 2005 an opportunity arose for Urban Dynamics to enter into a Joint Venture with a BEE company to manage a Low Cost Housing Construction company in the Eastern Cape and she relocated to Port Elizabeth to set up and manage this new venture.

In 2007 she took a position as the branch manager for the Urban Dynamics North West Office and was later seconded to Powerhouse Consortium to work as a Project Manager on an 18 month contract at Lead Consultant for the Professional Regional Team for the Cacadu District.

Maryke has a wide range of experience, due to the nature of the different positions she’s held over the past 14 years with Urban Dynamics. Her first love remains township design while she is an expert project manager, specializing in the field of low cost subsidized housing construction.

 
Teboho Selele - Director * Personal Assistant
 
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Teboho studied for her Town and Regional Planning degree at the University of the Witwatersrand and completed in 1998. After completing her undergraduate degree, she embarked on a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at Wits Business School, where after she joined Urban Dynamics as a candidate town planner. In 2002, Teboho left the company to join the Gauteng Department of Housing as an Assistant Director in the Planning section.

She left the Department in 2004,  as a Deputy Director on projects such as the Bekkersdal Renewal Project and the Evaton Renewal Project. Teboho rejoined Urban Dynamics in 2005, became an Associate Director in 2007 and a Director on the Board in 2011.

Professionally, Teboho is involved with the management of major Urban Renewal Programmes such as the Winterveldt Reconstruction and Redevelopment Programme, and the project management of housing delivery projects.

Teboho is the key individual that was responsible for the drafting of the company's Quality Management System and received an accolade when this system was ISO 9001 accredited in 2009. She is currently responsible for the maintenance and expansion of this system and is furthermore the Director responsible for Human Resources.

 
Giant Longmans - Director  * Personal Assistant
 
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Giant joined Urban Dynamics in July 2003 from his previous employment as a Project Manager for Trustgrow.  Giant has since completed his Diploma in Building and Construction Management through the Technicon of Pretoria.

Giant is an expert Project Manager involved with housing and infrastructure projects both in the bonded market and the non credit linked market (Subsidy housing). On joining Urban Dynamics, his first assignments were to manage the housing projects of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality at Palm Ridge and Tamaho.  Both these projects were successfully completed and handed over. The Palm Ridge project totaled 13 224 stands with 9 550 houses built to date.  In addition to Palm Ridge, Giant also managed the installation of services in Lehae totaling 4001 serviced stands and a total of 3134 houses and have managed the construction of some 2253 houses under the Community Builder Programme.

Giant is a qualified Project Manager with expertise is in the fields of infrastructure and house construction and also in project facilitation and dispute resolution.  Giant is a key managerial asset in the success of Urban Dynamics’ project management and construction projects.

 
Nico Liebenberg - Director * Personal Assistant
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Nico joined Urban Dynamics in 2005 after 12 years as Project Manager at Kwezi V3 Engineers and 2 years as Civil Engineering Technician at Van Wyk & Louw (now Aurecon). He is currently completing his Civil Engineering Degree and is a registered Professional Construction Project Manager with the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP).

Nico is an expert Project Manager for the implementation and management of civil infrastructure and housing projects, with extensive experience regarding project feasibility, the design and construction of services, tender documentation and contract administration - typically for large mixed-use, integrated housing projects. In addition he is also responsible as Project Manager for a variety of other projects. Notably is the development of the Palm Ridge Extension 1 to 8 Housing Project consisting of 13 400 stands and the Ekurhuleni Turnkey Roads & Stormwater Programmes.

 
Danie van der Merwe - Associate Director  * Personal Assistant
 
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Danie completed his B.Proc Law Degree at the University of the Free State in 2000 and then concluded his articles as candidate attorney in Bloemfontein in March 2002. He completed his Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of the Free State in December 2002 where after he joined Urban Dynamics and became an Associate Director of the company in 2008.

Professionally, Danie is intimately involved with various housing projects and manager of multiple professional teams. Danie has extensive experience in development control and township establishment applications and an expert in various town planning procedures and development-related legislation. His formal legal background is indispensable to private and public sector clients alike - especially  in completing project viability studies, business planning, due diligence investigations and client representation at town planning hearings and appeals.

 
   
 

 

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