The Arun Holdings Group

About the Company

Arun Holdings is a name synonymous with exceptional property development. Founded in 1997, Arun Property Development (Pty) Ltd purchased a 182ha portion of land from the University of Stellenbosch, which became its first project. This project was the starting point of Arun’s legacy in the property development industry, which has been built upon a foundation of commitment to quality, attention to detail and astute management.

Despite interest rates of 24% pushing holding costs to unprecedented heights during 1998, Arun Holdings was able to successfully realise its founding development – the popular Sonstraal Heights in Durbanville. The team’s ability to identify and capitalise on value-adding opportunities, combined with a strong network of partnerships across sectors and industry experience, has established Arun Holdings as a market leader in the property development industry. Over the years, Arun Holdings has broadened its development fields and completed various landmark projects, including the 300 plot residential development overlooked by the 300 ha Tygerberg Nature Reserve, and 182ha commercial, residential, institutional and educational facilities in Sonstraal Heights as well as the standard-setting group house development, Wedgewood.

Boasting a negligible vacancy rate from inception, Arun Place development in Somerset West has been a major success, and is a very sought after address amongst medical professionals. In 2004, Arun Holdings purchased an 180ha portion of De Grendel wine farm in Plattekloof, which was rezoned into a large commercial site, several general residential sites and more than 200 single residential plots. The latter has been labelled ‘the Clifton of the Northern Suburbs’, and is a product of superior quality. Arun Holdings has proven to be an adaptive and resilient company. In early 2015, Arun Holdings launched an upmarket residential retirement village in Plattekloof known as De Plattekloof. This development features world-class health care, catering, telecommunications and other amenities. At Arun Holdings, we pride ourselves on our unwavering commitment to quality and innovation. We believe that our legacy is not only defined by our landmark developments, but also by the value we add to the communities in which we operate.

The Arun Holdings Team

Hilton Campbell

Professional Qualifications

  • B.Eng Civil Engineering- University of Cape Town
  • Graduate Diploma- Civil Engineering- University of Cape Town
  • Registered Professional Engineer

Recent Career History

  • Founder Partner Coetzee Campbell & Associates (Architects and Civil Engineering Consultants)
  • Founder of Arun Property Deveplments (Pty) Ltd (1997-) 
  • Managing Director of Arun Holdings (Pty) Ltd (1998-) and director of various other companies

Johan Laubscher

Professional Qualifications

  • B.Eng Civil Engineering- Stellenbosch University
  • M.Eng Civil Engineering- Stellenbosch University
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Member of the Water Institute of Southern Africa and SA Institute of Civil Engineers

Recent Career History

  • Director of Arun Holdings (Pty) Ltd (1998-) and director of various other companies.
  • Director of company which started the Welgevonden development (Stellenbosch) in 1991.

Murray R. Campbell

Professional Qualifications

  • B.Com – University of Stellenbosch
  • LLB – University of Stellenbosch
  • LLM (cum laude) – University of South Africa
  • Admitted Attorney and Conveyancer

Recent Career History

  • General Counsel at the Arun Group and director of various other companies since 2005
  • Director of Arun Holdings Since 2018

Eric Laubscher

Professional Qualifications

  • B. Com Business Economics-University of Port Elezabeth
  • B.Com(Honours) – University of South Africa.
  • Accredited Non-Executive Director.
  • Qualified Commercial Mediator

Recent Career History

  • Non-Exec Director on Board of 6 Companies
  • CEO of carious Companies over the last 10 Years.
  • Director of Arun holdings (Pty) Ltd since 2017
  • Strategist and turnaround Specialist.

Oscar Saunderson

Professional Qualifications

  • Certificate Risk Management | Damelin College
  • Building Science  | PE Technicon
  • Certificate in Marketing | University of Johannesburg

Recent Career History

  • Partner in Arun Projects (Pty) Ltd  Current
  • Founder of Bolkvest (Pty) Ltd  (Specialised Security Company) and various other companies
  • Director of Waterstreet Holdings (Various retail and industrial developments in Cape Flats)
  • Founder and director of Waterstreet Consult  (Problem building Consultancy) 2003
  • The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) Principle
  • Arun Holdings Since 2015

Odie Jacobs

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Accounting Science (Unisa)
  • Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science (Unisa)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Tax Law

Recent Career History

  • Audit manager at Higgo Chartered Accountants, Durbanville (2007-2008)
  • Self-employed in private practise 5 years (2008-2014)
  • Arun Holdings since May 2014

Gerhard Freyer

Professional Qualifications

  • B.Sc. Quantity Surveying (University of Pretoria)

Recent Career History

  • Program manager of the Telkom National Compliance Audit (1999)
  • Project Manager of the new Head Office for Pick ‘n Pay, Kenilworth (2006-2008)
  • Self-employed Development and Project Manager (2008-present)
  • Arun Holdings (since 2008)


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