Profile: Msawenkosi (Musa) Xinwa

Driven by an entrepreneurial calling to create much-needed housing and employment in South Africa, Msawenkosi (Musa) Xinwa chose a career in the construction and property development industry.


It has been only six years since Musa completed his studies, but he already has an impressive portfolio of projects to his name, punctuated with unique experiences and an inspirational partnership that demonstrates the possibilities of good intentions, quality mentorship and commercial motivations.


Musa Xinwa’s vision for a better South Africa found kinship with Bas Reinders the Managing Director of Reinbouwgroep, Holland, who after touring South Africa for the first time in 2006 with his daughter was both impressed and depressed by what he saw. His first impressions of South Africa were summed up when he said, “on the one hand a country with everything you could wish for… on the other hand the huge mass of poor jobless people without a steady income, hardly educated and living in degrading conditions”.

This experience was the fertile soil upon which an inspirational joint venture came about.


After approaching the Dutch business development organisation PUM in 2008, Musa Xinwa was invited to the Netherlands for a traineeship. A meeting with Reinbouwgroep followed, both parties realised that they had common goals and the Development & Construction company Exar was created, of which Musa Xinwa is Managing Director and Bas Reinders, a Director.


Another director of Exar is Peter Reinders of PJ Consultants, Holland whose frequent visits to South Africa and his international expert consulting and project management experience ensure that Musa Xinwa and the Exar management team is strengthened and optimised to successfully deliver on their first project, Blueberry Lane in Burgundy Estate, Cape Town.


Although Reinbouwgroep has an impressive portfolio of projects spanning over five decades in Europe and Musa’s career already includes numerous projects ranging from R20 million to R100 million, Blueberry Lane is Exar’s first. Valued at R21million and situated within the Burgundy Estate in the Durbanville Hills which abuts the vineyards of the Durbanville wine area and the historic De Grendel wine estate and consisting of 24 apartments from R699 000 with garage and 23 townhouses from R880 000 with garage, it is a first to be extremely proud of.


On first impressions and on closer inspection, Blueberry Lane warmly welcomes its homeowners and potential buyers to generous homes with quality finishes in a space of natural beauty under the vista of Table Mountain. “My greatest reward is when I hear great feedback from our home owners. This is affirmation for the choices I made and the reasons for which I made them,” says Musa Xinwa. The construction of the townhouses is complete with many already sold and occupied. Construction of the apartments is currently underway and due for completion in March 2013.


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