CAPE TOWN: South African property icon and businesswoman Pam Golding‚ 90‚ died on Tuesday.
Spokesperson Anel Lewis‚ on behalf of Pam Golding Properties‚ said in a statement Golding passed away “peacefully” at her house Wittebomen in Constantia in Cape Town.
Golding started Pam Golding Properties in 1976 and mushroomed into a thriving business empire. Golding opened an office in London in 1986 “at a time when the country’s international image was at its worst”.
Pam Golding Properties currently has more than 300 offices across Africa‚ Europe and the Indian Ocean Islands. Golding leaves behind her sons Peter and Andrew‚ daughter Jilly‚ their spouses and 10 grandchildren.
Lewis said Golding was revered by her peers.
“Admired and respected by clients and dearly loved by colleagues‚ agents and staff alike‚ her natural warmth and sincere interest in everyone she encountered were trademark characteristics which endeared her.”
The Pam Golding Properties company has been run by Pam Golding’s son, Dr Andrew Golding, for a number of years since she retired from work.