Our Team

Our specialized team of professionals brings a set of complementary skills and expertise to each project we undertake. We aim to create more job opportunities within the communities we serve by bringing the world to the people, and the people to the world.

Japie van Niekerk

(Owner / CEO)

Japie has over 20 years of experience in property development and investment specialising in shopping centres in rural areas. He started his career in property development and investment when he co-founded New Africa Properties.

Later, in 1996, he founded New Africa Developments.

Corné Claassen


Corné has gained extensive experience in all aspects of the property market over the last 15 years. After working at PEP Stores in various retail managerial positions he was promoted to PEP Properties as a Property Manager in 1998. He left PEP to join New Africa Developments in April 2004.

Robin Houghton


Robin has 20 years of senior management experience in the retail industry. His role at New Africa Developments is to manage the company on a day-to-day basis and assist the CEO in the effective execution of high level business activities.

Emma Oosthuizen

(Financial Director)

Emma is a registered Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years of financial experience in a variety of industries. Her vast and diverse experience provides New Africa Developments with the type of financial management needed to optimize NADs financial affairs.