We promise service excellence and accountability.
We offer a fresh approach to property, development and asset management.
We are focused on offering action and results - If we say we are going to do something, we will do it.
Guided by our agile company culture, we aim to meet our vision by delivering quick, exceptional service, in an original and dynamic way. We keep our business practices simple.
Our smaller, dynamic team aligns with our vision - allowing us to offer our Partners the opportunity to work with experts in the property sector, with fewer restrictions.
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We promise service excellence and accountability.
We are focused on agility and working around red tape.
We are passionate about the detail and meticulous in execution.
We innovate solutions with our broad expertise.
We are connected in the industry and have years of experience.
Carlos has over 23 years’ experience in the development of residential, retail and commercial property, specialising in developing shopping centres in disadvantaged areas across South Africa. In 2005, Lazarus Capital purchased a 25% stake from Sanlam in Vukile Property Fund where he served as a director until 2011.
The roots of Fundamentum started in 1996 when Carlos and Mlungisi Hlongwane started Sakhisizwe Holdings. From 2012, Carlos together with Sean Bergsma, Brendon Penn and Donovan Bergsma started Fundamentum Property Group, creating a sizeable property portfolio of well-managed assets with strong income streams.
Siddiqah holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and Honours from the University of the Witwatersrand, where she was a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Siddiqah completed her articles at EY Johannesburg (Ernst & Young Global Limited) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) in 2012. During her time at EY, Siddiqah built a repertoire within the assurance fraternity, and lead the team as Assurance Manager, overseeing the accounts of large multinational companies, inclusive of Coca-Cola and Massmart. Siddiqah moved into the Property Investment Sector in 2016 as a Finance Manager until 2018. With her skillset and interest in Property Development growing, Siddiqah took on the position of Group Finance Manager for a multinational property development company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, that developed and managed hotels, resorts, residential and commercial properties. With several years of experience, and being well established in the property development sector, Siddiqah joined Fundamentum in 2020 as a Senior Finance Manager. Her role is focused on the group treasury operations, strategic recommendations and overseeing the financial reporting function. Passionate about education and youth development, Siddiqah has lectured Accounting part-time and mentored students as part of her initiatives to uplift the community.
Janice has over 35 years’ experience in finance, human resources, project and operations management, as well as all aspects of property administration in both the residential, commercial and NGO sectors. Janice has worked for Woodhaven Ltd. (subsidiary of Goldfield Properties) in the development and management of residential sectional title and NBS Bank Ltd. property division.
Here she functioned as the senior property administrator in property/leasing administration for the commercial property portfolio for both NBS owned properties and NBS branches leased from outside Landlords in shopping centres and other properties. Additionally, she gained 10 years of knowledge at the Diocese of Natal, managing a large portfolio of church-owned properties, which included buildings, rectories and properties held in urban, semi-rural and rural areas.
In 2007 she joined Habitat for Humanity where she gained over 5 years’ experience as an administrative and operations manager, working with the communities, Department of Human Settlements and other corporates building homes for disadvantaged families. Janice joined the Fundamentum Executive team in May 2013.
Malcolm qualified in Quantity Surveying and Building Management in 1998 and entered the retail and commercial property industry later that year. In 2001 Malcolm accepted a management role for a listed portfolio, consisting mainly of industrial and commercial property assets, in Johannesburg.
An opportunity arose in 2008, to assume the role of portfolio manager in a mixed portfolio in Durban. Malcolm’s vast knowledge base and experience in retail, commercial and industrial sectors makes him an asset to any organisation.
His skill and property grooming makes him the ideal candidate for the duties associated with the asset management position he has taken up with Fundamentum effective 1 July 2017.
Paul qualified with a diploma in building from Natal Technicon in 2001, immediately commencing with a B-tech in construction management, which he completed in 2002.
He then joined Grinaker-LTA (Aveng Grinaker-LTA) in 2003. Here, he climbed the ladder from junior site managerial positions, to contracts manager. During his time at Grinaker-LTA, Paul became passionate about health and safety, culminating in him being awarded the KZN Master Builders Safety Person of the Year in 2011.
Paul then joined Liviero in 2013 where he worked as a senior contract’s manager, overseeing a diverse range of contracts around KZN. At Liviero he was actively involved in the day-to-day running of operations in the region. Paul joined Fundamentum as a development manager in September 2018.
Lana’s passion for retail is driving by her experience in the property industry spanning over 28 years, over which time, she has had the opportunity to be part of dynamic larger developments like Gateway, the Pavilion, Arbour Crossing and Galleria Mall in KZN. During her 24 years employed with Marriott Property Group and then Old Mutual Properties, Lana’s passion for retail developments extended throughout the South Africa.
Lana has a good solid network with property owners, retailers, and peers in the property industry. Her passion lies in projects where she can take a leadership role of accountability ensuring that the deliverables are met or exceeded.
Having completed the Certificate of Shopping Centre Management (CSCM) course through the University of Pretoria and the South African Council of Shopping Centres, Lana has gone on to mentor youths in her vision to give back to the industry.
Onesisa Pepeta graduated from the Nelson Mandela University, in the Eastern Cape, with a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Business Management In 2018. Onesisa majored in a variety of studies and acquired a Bachelor of Technology in Management, during this time, she focused on Retail Strategy, Advanced Strategic Management, Advanced Financial Management, Investment Management, Administrative Management and Commercial Law. Onesisa has a strong interest in retail development and plays an active role in the administration of Fundamentum’s new development projects and joined the New Development team in January 2020.
Based in Gauteng, Devon entered the Retail and Commercial Property industry in 2006, where an opportunity followed in 2009 to assume the Property and General Management role for a privately-owned portfolio consisting mainly of Retail and Commercial Property assets. The insights and experience he gained was not only challenging but also highly rewarding and perfectly positioned him for the duties associated with the Asset Management position he has taken up with Fundamentum since May 2015.
Muhammed graduated from the University of South Africa (UNISA) allowing him to pursue a career in the finance sector. In December 2019 he successfully completed his SAIPA (South African Institute of Professional Accountants) learnership at Brand van Niekerk & Co Inc. After completion of his learnership, Brand van Niekerk & Co Inc extended their generosity by allowing him to remain an employee, whereby he gained a vast amount of knowledge in the field of Assurance Engagements. In April 2021 he assumed the position as Senior Financial Accountant at the Fundamentum Property Group, where he hopes to extend his knowledge in Property Management.
Omega holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of South Africa. He completed his SAIPA articles at Moore Durban, where he led engagements mainly in real estate and venture capital investments. Omega is currently working towards his SAIPA professional evaluation exam to qualify as a Professional Accountant (SA), after which he will embark on sitting for the CIMA professional gateway exam. He has performed as a financial accountant for two years in the healthcare industry where he managed the full finance function. Omega enjoys working with different people and is passionate about team development. Omega joined Fundamentum as a Financial Manager at the beginning of April 2021 to focus on the financial reporting function. He has a keen interest in property development and hopes to learn and add value to the team.