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                                                              DEZ PIMENTA

                                                              AT STEyN CITy

                                                              Dez  Pimenta  (formerly  Whitehead)
                                                              was recently appointed as head of

                                                              landscaping for Steyn City, reporting
                                                              to Richard Mitchell, head of the Steyn
                                                              City Management Association. An
                                                              expansive, upmarket residential leisure

                                                              development north of Fourways,
                                                              Johannesburg, Steyn City was launched
                                                              in 2015 by visionaries Douw Steyn and
                                                              Giuseppe Plumari.

          Dez Pimenta, head of landscaping for steyn City

               olf Data was responsible for the design and construction of   with Golf Data’s landscape manager Andries Schonken as part of
               the Steyn City golf course and estate landscaping in  2010,   his new management role.
         Gand since then has been  maintaining both with precision.
          They have focused on perfecting their maintenance model to   Background
          ensure that facilities under their management are world-class,   Pimenta’s  career  in  landscaping  began  in  2004,  when  he  was
          and  this  is  evident  when  taking  a  walk  on  the  golf  course  or   appointed to install the landscape on a golf course in Mauritius for
          through the parklands at Steyn City.  In addition to maintenance,   Bidvest Top Turf. He later also worked as a landscape contractor,
          Golf  Data  is  responsible  for  aspects  such  as  cleaning  of  the   cost estimator and administration manager for  Top  Turf at their
          Jukskei River alongside the development; Pimenta works closely   Johannesburg head office. In 2016 he joined SALI as its director of

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