About us2021-10-12T12:57:17+00:00


Our vision

Our vision is to create, unlock and protect value through transforming urban spaces into inclusive vibrant places, through partnerships and by empowering the communities on the journey to realise their own possibilities.

We accomplish this by working with property owners in a designated area or precinct, to establish a formal partnership with the local authority in terms of the relevant enabling legislation. In Mbombela the relevant legislation is a specific bylaw for the establishment and management of CIDs, with the CID subsequently providing a range of services to augment the municipal services in the public spaces.

Core functions and services



  • Facilitation of collaborative and collective solutions
  • Institutional architecture – facilitation and setting up of appropriate fit-for-purpose institutional arrangements
  • Funding mobilisation from private and public sectors, i.e. NDP and municipal grants
  • Facilitation of master and precinct planning
  • Educational awareness of local municipalities to facilitate partnership establishment
  • Service provision management
    • Security
    • Cleaning
    • Landscaping
    • Marketing and place management
    • Capacity and relationship building with service providers

Our Team

We have a small dedicated team, which is supported and governed by an experienced Board of Directors.

Our business is about people. People in the business and people out of our business. Getting them to see the future of what can be if we understand, respect and work together collectively, focussed on a common and shared vision. That’s when the magic happens! James Aling

Our Team

We have a small dedicated team, which is supported and governed by an experienced Board of Directors.

James Aling

James has over 20 years of experience in the real estate business having been Managing Director of Halls Properties, the township developers of Riverside Park, until February 2018, when he resigned and purchased SP&P from Halls Properties to grow and develop further. James has a BCom Hons in Business Economics and a MSc in Agricultural Economics. James has been very involved in a number of collective initiatives and institutions such as the Kruger Lowveld Chamber of Business and Tourism, SAPOA and the Mbombela Economic Development Partnership, where he served as a Director and Chairperson on the boards for a number of years.

James is also involved in the South African Precinct Management Initiative, which is a private public sector initiative between SAPOA, the urban management fraternity, Treasury, COGTA and SALGA, formed to develop national enabling policy and legislation for precinct management in the country. In addition, he is part of the team working on the establishment of a national association for precinct management.

Shivon Wiggins

Ms Shivon Wiggins graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1989 with a BSc in Town and Regional Planning.  Shivon has, for over 30 years, been a dedicated developmental advocate and champion, with a sustained passion for the property industry. Ms Wiggins has extensive executive, non-executive and senior managerial experience in private business, at non-profit organisations and on national, provincial and local government levels. She has been a member of the Municipal Demarcation Board, several town planning and land use tribunals, the Mpumalanga Provincial Geographic Place Names Committee and a board member of a municipal development agency.  She is currently a non-executive director at Concor Holdings and a board member at the Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency, chairperson of the Nkomazi Municipal Planning Tribunal, a member of the Msukaligwa Municipal Appeals Authority and a member of the Department of Human Settlements’ Ministerial Municipal Capacity Support Programme.

Lihandri Maritz

Following the establishment of the Riverside Industrial CID, Lihandri was appointed as Trainee CID Manager in mid-2013. Following several years of part-time training, Lihandri became an indispensable team member, who, five years later, is not only competently managing the Riverside Industrial CID, but also took on the responsibilities of being the Company’s in-house Financial Officer.

Jessica Prim

Jessica holds a National Diploma (NDip) in Public Relations and Communications from the University of Johannesburg and has experience in social media, event co-ordination and online marketing. Her skill set lies in her ability to effectively execute marketing strategies, activate branding and pursue advertising plans. Subsequent to her appointment as the Marketing Co-ordinator in January 2021, she will work closely with the CID Managers to implement the marketing strategy for the company. She brings a millennial generation and spunk to the team.

Clint Wesley

Clint is an A-grade SASSETA security officer who has acquired 26 years of security and 19 years of operational experience throughout his career. He is responsible for maintaining a safe, clean and secure environment in Riverside by establishing and enforcing security policies and procedures, supervising the security guard force and managing the public space. He is also a registered and certified member of PSIRA, fully trained in tactical weapon use and is widely respected amongst his peers in the industry.

Lucia Ngobeni

Qualified in Business and Project Management, Lucia started her journey with the company as an intern in October 2019. As she gained experience within the workplace her role grew into the Administrative Officer, where she currently provides day-to-day administrative support to the company. Her competency and capability make her an asset to the team.

Our Board

Anne Steffny

Anne Steffny is currently a Director of Johannesburg Inner City Partnership previously known as (The Central Johannesburg Partnership), a special purpose vehicle established in 1996 to enable and manage various urban management and urban regeneration partnerships between The City of Johannesburg, Business and community in the Inner City of Johannesburg.Having retired in 2010, she was, for many years, a Director and shareholder of Kagiso Urban management, a company dedicated to the establishment and management of City Improvement Districts and sustainable Urban Management Institutions across Johannesburg. She now consults and mentors’ communities throughout S.A, wishing to implement sustainable Urban Management Solutions and Partnerships and is working, together with others, to establish an international network of CIDs. She is also a Director of The Mbombela Economic Development Partnership and after more than 10 years’ service, has just retired from the Board of the International Downtown Association (USA). Her passion is to work with both the public and private sector towards the development of “Special Places” and the sustainable Urban Management thereof.

Our partners and affiliations

Provision of financial management and company secretarial services

Public sector partner in the current CIDs under management through Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

The Association of Managed Precincts South Africa

International Downtown Association – Member