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Who are we

Our platform has been developed over the past 20 years where we successfully marketed all Village N Life establishments.

As we were part of a group that was developed with small equity and large funding, the pressure was always on generating sales
and specifically on developing sustainable sales programmes.


Being founded by 2 Chartered Accountants, we like to talk numbers.

We are more interested in revenue per key on an annual basis and gross revenue (net of commission) than we are about hotel acronyms Rev Par or Average Rate.

We do projections per product, per classification, on a month to month basis and also per source market.

We are the custodians of ‘the Troskie payout ratio’ which tracks rental payments on hotel rooms.

Village N Life
Hotel N Life

Meet Us


Maree Brink

Maree Brink – Chairman

Maree completed his schooling at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch. He attended Stellenbosch University where he obtained honours degrees in Commerce and Accountancy. Maree qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992. After five years with Price Waterhouse Coopers, Maree founded the Village n Life Group of Companies in 1994.

Maree Brink's quotes on success factors

Focus should be on the 40% that is never sold
For each programme, a potential, estimate and target should be given (called PET)
Commission structures should be fair, sustainable and paid with a smile.
 +27 (0)82 554 3220

Roelof Troskie

Roelof Troskie – Director and CEO

Roelof completed his schooling at Groote Schuur High, Cape Town. He attended the University of Cape Town, earning his B-Com degree. Roelof qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 after completing his articles at Price Waterhouse Coopers. He obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Tax Law at the University of Cape Town.

Roelof Troskie's quotes on success factors

Product to match marketable rates
Technology driven and intergrated property management system
Highly skilled and motivated staff.
  +27 (0)82 823 7366

Johannes Lategan

Johannes Lategan - Director

Johannes was born in Oudtshoorn, South Africa in 1967. He completed his schooling at Oudtshoorn High. He attended Stellenbosch University where he obtained a degree in Accountancy. At the University of South Africa he obtained an honours degree in Commerce. He joined Village n Life in 1994 after completing three years with Price Waterhouse Coopers and lives in Camps Bay with his wife Ilsebe and his three daughters, Mila, Kristi and Isabelle.
  +27 (0)82 554 1741

Frnk Killbourn

Frank Kilbourn - Non-Executive Director

Frank Kilbourn, born 7 September 1961 and afer matric he furthered his studies at the Rand Afrikaans University where he obtained his B Comm, BA (Hons), LLB, LLM, H Dip Tax degree. Frank qualified as a commercial attorney after he completed his articles at Hofmeyer inc. Frank joined Standard Corporate & Merchant Bank in 1991 as Director: Corporate Finance. In 1996 he was appointed as Non-Executive Director for City Lodge Hotels where he is still a member of the City Lodge Board. Frank was a board member of South African Tourism for 10 years, 3 of which he served as the Chairman. In 2004 Frank and his family moved to Cape Town and incorporated “Bright Equity”, a company specializing in corporate advice and private equity.
  +27 (0)21 418 2525


Kobus van der Westhuyzen

Kobus van der Westhuyzen - CFO Ventures
  +27 (0)76 296 7978

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Corporate Information

Company name: Village and Life Sales Platform (Pty) Ltd
Trading as VNL Sales

Company registration number: 2015/018878/07

Postal address: P O Box 32021
Camps Bay

Address of registered office: Suite 24 Frazzitta Business Park
Langeberg Road
Cape Town

Auditors: LDP Chartered Accountants and Auditors Incorporated