Francois Jakobus Joubert Marais.
Degree of Bachelor in Architecture – UCT 1964.
Chief Executive Director.
Safari Investments RSA Ltd.
Francois has been practising architecture since 1965 and he has been involved with project implementation and management in the property industry in educational institutions, health facilities and all facets of commercial projects. He launched a division for project development in 1990 and as a property developer, he completed a private hospital, office buildings and residential units. Francois has focused on retail development and he has been involved in the implementation of commercial projects to the value of approximately R2 billion to date. He has extensive experience in the initiation and financial implementation of property development and ultimately, the establishment of these developed properties as sought after investment assets. He is one of the founding members of Safari Investments, and he now leads the group of companies as Chief Executive Officer. He also acts as development manager and coordinator for the various multidisciplinary entities within the group