Erika completed a National Diploma in Information Technology from the Tshwane University of Technology. She furthered her education by completing a Diploma in Project Management from the University of Pretoria, followed by a Certificate in Financial Management.
During her early career, Erika was very interested in realty development. In 2001 she made the best career move of her life when she and her brother, Andre Nortje, set up a construction development company, Blue Bridge Construction.
She has more than 15 years experience in project management and property development and joint forces with the Rossouw brothers in 2011 to establish Realgrowth Development, an affordable housing development company.
DR NAUDÉ ROSSOUW
Naudé is the youngest son of Chris and Naubie Rossouw. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pretoria in 1996. He spent a considerable amount of time in the United Kingdom, where he practised medicine and acquired skills and knowledge of international standards.
After returning to his country of origin, he went on to work as a general practitioner in Pretoria. Being part of such a dynamic family, he gained extensive knowledge of entrepreneurship and business practices, especially property development, from his siblings.
In 2003, he joined the family business full-time and developed two large brands: Rossgro Eggs and Rossgro Feeds. Over a period of 10 years, Naudé was project manager of the construction of 30 environmentally controlled layer houses. He took the family business to a new level by establishing the Rossgro brand in the commercial field as well as in the building industry of South Africa.
DR ADRIAAN ROSSOUW
Adriaan is the eldest son of Chris and Naubie Rossouw, farmers in the Delmas district, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Adriaan enrolled at the University of Pretoria’s Medical Faculty to complete his MBChB and qualified as a medical practitioner in 1987. He also obtained a financial management certificate in 2006.
Soon after initiating his career as a medical doctor he found a way to combine his passion for architecture, finances, and medicine when he built 500m2 consultation rooms in Delmas. This project ignited his property development career! He ventured into many more development projects whilst simultaneously taking care of his patients.
Adriaan made a career change to the Rossouw poultry industry when he joined the family business in 1998.
This move, once again, offered an opportunity for him to tap into his passion for architecture. He developed the group’s first broiler farm, which is still his main focus within the Rossouw Family Group.
Adriaan has more than twenty-four years of experience in business management, building, and development. His diverse array of business experience makes him the perfect value add to the Realgrowth Development team.
Charles obtained his BSc degree in Construction Management from the University of Pretoria in 1988. Since then he has been involved in numerous property development and building projects across South Africa.
He is the second son of Chris and Naubie Rossouw, well-known farmers of Delmas in Mpumalanga. The Rossouw Family are the proud owners of the Farmers of the Year Award that was bestowed on their family in 1997. Charles’ upbringing on the farm and the family value of excellence enabled him to combine his skills as a builder with his family’s passion for agriculture. He developed numerous innovative solutions for the extended Rossouw farming business.
Charles and his father, Chris, jumped at the opportunity to purchase a run-down citrus farm in Groblersdal in the early 1990s. With hard work and dedication he turned it into an outstanding farming enterprise, exporting to a global selection of markets and countries.
In 1992, Charles founded Rossouw Construction boasting numerous flagship projects over many years.