Willem Spies is a young man living at the Heights. He is the son of Herman Croukamp, the brother of Louis and half-brother to Nadia. His step-mother is Felicity Daniels.

Willem has an interesting dating past, which includes Elaine, a very disillusioned girl who developped a fantasy around Willem and kidnapped him in order to commit suicide together, and his stepmother Felicity.

When his affair with Felicity was exposed in the Hillside Times by an unscrupulous new journalist, Willem demanded to be paid R2 000 000 in damages, which effectively forced the Times to close shop, and anyone working there to lose their job.