SA’s Development Maestro Steps onto the Global Stage

John Rabie

In 1978, after studying building science at the University of Cape Town, John Rabie started a house painting and renovation company with partner Leon Cohen. This humble start-up, funded with a R2000 parental loan, was soon to evolve into the Rabie Property Group, now indisputably one of South Africa’s most successful independent property development companies. But it hasn’t been a smooth road to success.