The Muanda family recently lost their house due to a fire. They were left with nothing until a group of fellow South Africans got them settled and helped them get their lives back on track.


Durbanville, Cape Town – The Muanda family lost their home, and everything in it after a fire broke out, destroying everything. They were devastated by the loss, but a kind woman and her team came along and helped them through the aftermath.

Marindi van As, of Just Property Durbanville, knows the family from the franchise’s dealings with them as tenants. When she heard the news, she felt moved to mobilise her colleagues to assist the family. Having previous knowledge about how to deal with the fallout of such situations, van As worked with the landlord of the property to complete the insurance claim and arrange the assessors.

She also assisted the family in sourcing options for alternative accommodation and made herself available to them whenever they needed her support. She and her colleagues together helped the family recover some of what was lost.

They donated brand new bedding, groceries, clothing and other necessities to the family so they could get back on their feet. Marindi said the family gave them many gratitude-filled hugs and when she left they said,

“Thank you for your help, and may God bless you for everything you are doing for us.”

Marindi and her co-workers went above and beyond to support the Muanda family, not just because they are valued tenants of Just Property Durbanville, but because they were fellow South Africans in need. Together with everyone on the Just Property Durbanville team, Marindi managed to make a massive difference in the Muanda family’s life.

Just Property Durbanville has encapsulated exactly what Just Property is trying to achieve with their #JustRightDeeds initiative. Whether a deed is big or small, they provide the recipient(s) with exactly what they need, when they need it.

Well done for setting a Just Property example and for bringing a little bit of #JustRight to the Muanda family!

We have teamed up with Just Property to celebrate the good deeds that South Africans do daily, but that often go unnoticed. Every week we will celebrate a deed right here on this platform, but we need your help! By sharing the good deeds of yourself and others, you stand a chance to win a weekly prize, and you’ll be inspiring others to do the same.

Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Snap a picture or video of you or someone else doing a #JustRight Deed.
  • Share it on social media and tell Just Property what happened.
  • Use the hashtags #JustRightDeeds and #JustProperty.
  • Nominate a friend or family member to do the same.

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