Nancy Witbooi has been a housekeeper for one family for over 30 years. Her boss surprised her by buying her, her very own home, she even got to choose it.


As a token for great service for the last 30 years, Nancy Witbooi’s employer Ian Olivier the area principal of Pam Golding Properties Port Elizabeth gifted her a home of her choosing.

Linda de Lange was given the task of finding a suitable home for Nancy.

“In all my years of real estate, this is the first time I’ve been mandated to find a property as a gift for another party,”

It all started when Ian decided to sell his home which was across the way from where Nancy was living.

“After he sold his home in Sardinia Bay, he became concerned about his domestic worker, Nancy, who lived in a house on one of his adjacent properties. He told me he felt a responsibility for her after her many years of loyal service and wanted to buy her a house of her own.”

“Nancy wanted a place in Walmer Township close to her family and spacious enough for her and her young granddaughter who lives with her, so I spoke to Leonard Ellis who had a listing there. He took Nancy and her employer to see it, and the rest is history,” – Linda de Lange

Her new home is close to a main transport route and the house has an open-plan living area and kitchen, bathroom and upstairs bedroom as well as a lock-up garage. Ian also gifted Nancy a brand new stove for Christmas.

The house was listed at R 110,000.00 and Ian paid the full asking price in cash.

“It makes me feel so good to see that there are people out there who really care about their domestic workers and where financially able, are prepared to help them acquire their own homes.” – de Lange

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Sources: News24

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