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Joy MacNab, estate agent
Joy MacNab Principal - C.E.A., M.I.E.A EAAB PrivySeal +27 (0)82 773 4066 +27 (0)21 447 6403
View agent's properties in: all areas Cape Town( Newlands , Observatory , Rosebank , Mowbray , Salt River )
Joy Macnab was born in Australia and qualified as a Nursing Sister and Midwife. After nursing in Australia and the United Kingdom she married and immigrated to South Africa where she became Sister in Charge of the Terminal Cancer Ward at Groote Schuur Hospital.

Softly spoken she is also a singer. Her love of music led her to attend the University of Cape Town Opera School. Her professional debut as an Opera Singer was made as the Priestess in "Aida" at the opening of the Nico Malan Opera House in 1971. Since this performance she has sung in many productions and musicals, won 1st prize in the Afrikaans Eisteddfod and toured six times with CAPAB.

Joy was designated with three Robben Island political prisoners and made many visits to them on the old Susan Kruger Ferry prior to their release.

After the death of her husband Joy became a Property Consultant selling in the Woodstock and Observatory areas. She has run her own successful business for 25 years.

Outspoken in her criticism of the Group Areas Act, Joy has championed the cause of the previously disenfranchised and often found herself in conflict with the authorities in earlier years. Today, Joy pursues her passion to fast track the secondary housing market in the townships from her office in Khayelitsha and advice office in Langa.

Joy has two sons, a Chartered Accountant and the other in London, a graduate from LIPA - Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts, U.K. She also has a grandson called Noah and a granddaughter Rania.

Joy's wish is that Observatory, Woodstock and Salt River retain their Victorian Character and that the Observatory Village Green never be built on, and that the Housing Market in the Townships continues to flourish.
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Venessa Isaacs Rental Manager +27 (0)72 424 8226 +27 (0)21 448 0881
View agent's properties in: all areas Cape Town( Newlands , Observatory , Rosebank )
Simon Swart, estate agent
Simon Swart Mr +27 (0)79 269 1283 +27 (0)21 447 6403 +27 (0)21 448 5960
View agent's properties in: all areas Cape Town( Newlands , Observatory , Rosebank , Salt River )
Simon is a young man who was born and raised in Cape Town. He matriculated from Constantia Waldorf in 2006 - a background which has given him an open and creative outlook on life and people.

After school Simon worked for many years managing busy restaurants in and around Observatory including Cocoa Cha Chi and Players Café at the River Club. These were the years that ignited his passion for the area, interacting daily with its wonderful cosmopolitan people.

Early in 2013 Simon started working with Joy Macnab as an estate agent at Joy Macnab Properties (Pty) Ltd allowing him to help people find their perfect home within the vibrant communities of Salt River, Woodstock and Observatory.

In 2014 Simon was finally able to cement the area as his permanent home by purchasing a house in Dane Street and moving into the area that he loves.

He has a passion for theater and music, and although he is not a performer, is an avid supporter and can often be spotted at either the Baxter or the Artscape.