+27 21 882 9872 info@theoffices.co.za

The Team

Our team consists of experienced legal, accounting, fiduciary and personal assistant specialists.

The Office

Since 2011

The Founders

Ilzemarie Knoetze

(BLC.LLB (Pretoria), member of the Cape Law Society, Compliance Institute, admitted attorney). Ilzemarie practised as an attorney and conveyancer at Miltons Matsemala Inc, Durbanville branch as a director until 2007 when she relocated to Stellenbosch to join a niche investment company Rootstock Investment Management (Pty) Limited in a legal and Financial Services Board compliance role.

In 2009 Ilzemarie co-founded The Office in Stellenbosch and is currently the principal operational director. Following the need for conveyancing services by clients of The Office (a specialised family office business), she founded Dreyer Attorneys Inc. for conveyancing and conveyancing related matters of the Office clients. Ilzemarie has in excess of twenty five years’ experience in the corporate governance, legal document drafting, company secretarial, trustee administrative and conveyancing arena.

Eldine Malan

(B.Acc, B.Acc (Hons), CA(SA)) began her career by obtaining her B.Acc and B.Acc Honours degrees at the University of Stellenbosch. During her three year articles at a prominent Stellenbosch accounting firm, MooreStephens VDA, she completed the required Board Exams and was registered as chartered accountant in 2010. She gained further experience at Rootstock Investment Management, as their financial accountant, prior to becoming a founding director of The Office in 2011.

Nelleke Bakkes

(BA with Drama) is an analytical thinker and has a keen interest in business processes. She has been involved in the IT industry for 14 years and also worked at Weg magazine. As a business analyst and project manager, she interpreted and documented a wide variety of business processes so that web applications can be successfully designed and developed. Her IT experience includes websites, large applications, such as performance management systems, e-learning applications and online advertising engines. She left the corporate world about 3 years ago to ‘come back to Stellenbosch’ and has subsequently diverted her focus and worked on a myriad of projects, mainly delivering administrative services to clients.

Experienced legal, accounting, fiduciary and personal assistant specialists

Our team of 20 employees includes:

  • attorneys registered with the Institute of Directors, the Law society and the Compliance Institute.
  • paralegal secretaries, familiar with the realm of Company Secretarial and Trust issues,
  • accountants registered as Tax Practitioners with SARS and registered with SAIPA, SAICA, CIMA
  • administrators, web designers and project managers

We Offer A One Stop Shop Solution

The Office provides a single point of contact and are a vital resource to families with specialist requirements across several disciplines.

The Office


Office: 12 Meson Close, Techno Park, Stellenbosch, 7600
Postal: P.O. Box 12700, Die Boord, Stellenbosch, 7613

Call Us

+27 21 882 9872