On The Coves board 2023

Our committed board members for 2023 make everything run smoothly at The Coves.

Feel free to contact the office with questions and we will forward to the relevant board member.


Gunther Stöger

  • Institutional and Governance
  • Governance and Fiduciary Responsibilities
  • Risk and Compliance, SHEQ and Safety, and Security

After having lived abroad as an ex-pat for many years, Gunther returned to SA in 2015. Seeking space and a safe environment, he decided to build at The Coves and loves the lifestyle it affords him and his family.

With 28 years of corporate experience spanning various roles from finance, logistics, and sales to general management and consulting, Gunther is a Global Director of a large multinational. Gunther has a degree and diploma in transport economics and is a chartered member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK.

In his spare time, his passions include flying, sport shooting and BBQ.

Gunther believes he brings a broad range of skills and experience to his role as Director of The Coves especially as it relates to business acumen, strategic visioning and providing an alternative point of view or healthy provocation to discussions in order to ensure progress. Gunther looks forward to working closely with his fellow directors to serve the community.

Nxalati Golele-Tshabalala

  • Governance and Fiduciary Responsibilities
  • Human Resources
  • ARAC, Landscaping and Facilities

Nxalati is married and blessed with three sons. She and her family moved to The Coves in 2017 and never intended to leave.

Her background was in sales and later she studied interior décor and design. She runs her own interior design business.

Her hobbies include reading, cycling, cooking, diving, and travelling.

She is an easy-going person who would like to contribute to The Coves community by creating an environment conducive to inner peace and well- being. Being a mother to a young family, she envisages enhancing the family experience in which children will grow and learn to celebrate diversity and


Michael Fikkert

  • Finance
  • ARAC, Landscaping and Facilities

Mike is a Chartered Accountant who still looks after a select few clients while running a guest lodge. He is married to Lani who is a Grade 1 Teacher at Laerskool Generaal Hendrik Schoeman and lives with his two children Karin aged 13 who loves Ballet and Athletics, and Quinn aged 12 who loves Mountain-Biking and is always the life of the party.

Mike is passionate about cycling and travelling and believes that travel is the best education you can get.

What Mike loves about The Coves Waking up every morning in the best estate around the dam and watching the birds and ducks go about their


Donn Bruwer

  • Legal
  • Sectional Title

Donn is an attorney with 20 years’ experience with BCom (Law) and LLB degrees.

He, his wife, and their two children, Luca and Lua (and their infamous dog, Lola) moved to the Coves in 2017 from Centurion. They were looking for a lifestyle change and especially for the children.

They are passionate about the outdoors and nature and immediately fell in love with The Coves when they came to view the house, they now call their home.

Donn is very much a hands-on person and would like to ensure that visions on paper are implemented in real life to the benefit of our community as a whole.

Rudo Engelbrecht

  • Infrastructure, Utilities, Landscaping, and Facilities
  • Aviation
  • Boating

Rudo and his wife Shani are both Chemical Engineers specializing in mineral processing. They have two children, Mihla age 9 and Rulof approaching 2 years. They are proud residents of Aero Cove since 2019 and enjoy the lifestyle that only the Coves can offer.

Rudo is a founder and director of Minprotech, a company delivering mineral processing technology and operational services to the South African mining industry. Rudo is also a director and owner of several properties and retail businesses and is aware of the challenges in keeping a business unit afloat. He also enjoys flying and works as a freelance commercial pilot.

For Rudo, the most valuable component of The Coves is the safe environment it offers for his family and the fact that he has never locked his house with a key since living in The Coves. This is a story that he would like to keep telling and something that is worth spending time and effort on.

Zach Mostert

  • Risk and Compliance, SHEQ and Safety, and Security
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Environment and Farming
  • Infrastructure, Utilities, Landscaping, and Facilities

Zach studied Microbiology and Accounting at Tuks. Accountant and Scientist on paper but entrepreneur by trade. Selling his first company at the age of 23, Zach decided not to make the same mistake again. Founder and director of several companies, the most successful of which are run with his wife Susan in the financial and audit sector, offering post-graduate online solutions … “we inspire people to go do the things that inspire them. I am convinced we can change the world by changing people’s minds – 1 day at a time.” Quite possibly the only person on LinkedIn who isn’t a “results– orientated team player with excellent interpersonal skills….” However, he will not give up on his dream to leave this a better world.”

Zach and his family moved to the Coves in 2018, after living in Schoemansville for 14 years. They moved here because they loved the trees and the farm styled life.

Zach would like to add value as a director by implementing the already well-designed solutions The Coves have available. The community is a unique mix of very skilful people that loves our shared space. The Coves need to conserve this and grow our collective potential to make our investments true to our logo … Naturally Perfect.

Mike Anderson

  • Communications, Marketing and Social
  • Strategy, Scenario, and Vision
  • Master Plan

Mike is an Entrepreneur, International Speaker and Author and is married to Twané. They have three children; Tayla, Josh, and Kylie Rose, and have been living in The Coves for more than 15 years.

Amongst many other companies over the years, Mike is the Founder and CEO of the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) one of the world’s fastest-growing and most successful organisations of its kind.

Mike has travelled an amazing journey, living a life at the coalface all the time. He has been a keynote speaker at many international forums and annually publishes a book under the title Never Surrender. This he

gives away to hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs who attend his conferences, seminars and talks every year.

Mike, with his family, enjoys travelling and embracing new experiences on the go all the time.

Tiffany Whittaker

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Sectional Title

Tiffany has a BSc in Computer Science, Statistics, and Business Management and has been in the Software and ICT sector her entire career. Tiffany continues to expand her knowledge through ongoing studies, and she will be extending this knowledge into the financial sector as she is currently employed by a financial institution specializing in the asset financing of ICT Solutions.

Tiffany has lived in The Coves for over 17 years and says that she will never leave as this is her little piece of heaven on earth with her wonderful husband and beautiful little girl. She was asked to join the board to ensure that there is sectional title representation, however, her motivation to join

was curiosity and a sense of commitment. She has been a representative on a few body corporates but never an HOA and she wants to understand the running of The Coves better as she does not feel it is fair to judge or complain about the management thereof or the directors if she has not been a representative herself. As a director, she hopes to add value to the board and to be a part of keeping this estate the beautiful haven that she has cherished for so many years.

"In the woods we return to reason and faith."

Ralph Waldo Emerson  

The Coves Management Team


Caieta Grobler

Estate Manager


Wendy Makoti

Personal Assistant

Dries Botha

Operations Manager

Jean-Mari van Deventer


Joseph Chauke


Thomas Chauke


Theo Sandenbergh

Maintenance Coordinator

The Coves Committees

The Coves committees are always in need of willing hands to offer skills, services or time to help things run smoothly.  It’s a wonderful way to make new friends and feel more involved in your community.


Human Resources



Sectional Title



Institutional & Governance

Governance and Fiduciary Responsibilities


Information and Communications Technology


Communications, Marketing and Social 


Infrastructure, Utilities, Landscaping, and Facilities


Risk and Compliance, SHEQ and Safety, and Security

NPC Steering

Strategy, Scenario, Vision, Master Plan


Environment and Farming


ARAC, Landscaping and Facilities