Charmaine Meintjies is the owner and manager of the famous coffe shop Oppiekoffie.

She is a kind, helpful woman who is always there to give her wise advice to others or lend a sympathetic ear to those who are troubled, and shares a close relationship with her daughter Vanessa.

She is the widow of Neville, and adopted Errol from the streets. She loves her family and friends, but is very down-to-earth and takes no nonsense, especially from her employees.