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Our team of highly motivated employees are our greatest asset. At Masiwela, we embrace and celebrate diversity and bring an international perspective and experience to the work that we do. Complimented by a unique skillset that combines the core business principles of professionalism, process and profitability with empathy, integrity, creativity and a high EQ, we pride ourselves on the fact that we don’t just say, we do. And we do with a difference.

The Masiwela team operates with the intrinsically embedded ethos of dynamism, efficiency, reliability and making things happen!

 

Key Stakeholders

The success of any company is determined by the incorporation of professional and efficient business practices, as well the key stakeholders that are fundamental elements that make the company function and progress. The key stakeholders to Masiwela include the clients, communities, consumers, and the relevant governance systems.

 

Key Attributes

The key attributes of Masiwela, as an Events & Marketing Company, are its commitment to a compassion for the community and conservation of the environment. The credibility of its operation will be the future of its counterparts.

Judy Goddard – Founder & Director

Born in Zimbabwe and based in South Africa, Judy is your quintessential African Entrepreneur who is passionate, dedicated and determined to make a difference on the continent of her birth. Having obtained an honours degree in Hospitality Management in Switzerland she was awarded Outstanding Student of the Graduating Class of 2007 and the Swiss Hospitality Touch for Leadership in the Graduating Class of 2008. She's worked and travelled across the globe including Australia, United Kingdom, the United States & Europe mastering a vast knowledge of different expertise in Human Resource Management, Sales, Marketing and Project Management.

With ten years of management experience, Judy has enjoyed a successful career. She has worked with world class establishments internationally and locally namely Marriott, Hyatt and the African Sun Hotel Group as well as the Multichoice Group.

Being the founder of Masiwela, her hard working and determined demeanour has seen the company grow from strength to strength. Along with her ambitious, compassionate and enthusiastic nature, the opportunities for the business are endless.

Brandon Clifford - Director

Brandon Is a corporate events professional with extensive experience in managing business events and conferences. Brandon’s career is founded on over ten years of experience in Senior Corporate Sales Management positions, backed with his prestigious qualifications (Honours degree in Hospitality and Events Management) obtained from the Swiss Hotel Management School in Switzerland & The University of Derby), Brandon has accumulated expertise and proficiency through leading numerous conferencing and events planning strategies of high-capacity organisations.

Brandon ventured into the entrepreneurial world after a ten-year streak in the corporate world thus launching Evenza and partnering with The Rand Club.

Ashleigh Rowley – General Manager: Events

Ashleigh started off her marketing dream at the University of Johannesburg studying a BA degree in Corporate Communications. The 3 year course cemented her love for the creative world of marketing. She is passionate about the industry and its every aspect, from events to activations and creating brand experiences.

After completing her degree, Ashleigh was given an opportunity to explore her passion in the industry as an assistant to a marketing manager. She gained invaluable experience, dealing with different aspects of marketing- from customer relations to dealing with suppliers and brands. Ashleigh then pursued a next step in her career which led her to Masiwela, where she is thriving, building relationships, pushing the boundaries of creativity and bringing excitement to the team.

Thabo Jones Mathe – Senior Operations Manager

Thabo started his hospitality career in 2002 when he was doing Food and Beverage internship with Theta. His love and passion helped him join the prestigious Blue Train as a butler. He then moved to Sandton Convention Centre as a Floor Supervisor and in-house staff trainer. Thabo has trained more than 300 casual staff for Bidvest Events and Sandton Convention Centre during the period of 2005 and 2009. He then moved to HSC as a site manager. He looked after well-known hotels such as the Hyatt Regency, Blue Train, Gallagher Estate and Carnival city and had the opportunity to manage Banqueting Department at Carnival City under Fedics. He later moved back to Sandton Convention Center as a Senior Contract Manager. His dedication to achieve in life landed him in the Northern part of the country at Tzaneen Country Lodge as a Junior Food and Beverage Manager. He then moved to KievietsKroon Country Estate as a Junior Food and Beverage Manager/Assistant Banqueting Manager.

In January 2017 he joined Rand Club as the Senior Operations Manager. One of the highlights of his career at Rand Club was planning and executing the successful 130 years Celebration of the club. He feels that this is the great opportunity that he has been waiting for to use his skills and his professionalism to give every client at Rand Club a personal service together with his team.

Ross England – Operations Manager

Ross graduated in Marketing and Business management in 2014 thereafter undertook various part time jobs and job shadowing at KPMG and ABSA. Later in 2014 he managed a branch for a software company gaining experience in the main fundamentals of business management. In August 2016, Ross decided on a new career path, which led him to becoming a Banqueting Coordinator at the Rand Club for Masiwela. He was later promoted to Operations Manager and looks forward to a fruitful career with the business.

Lumka Petunia Ntinga - Sales Coordinator

With a burning desire to work with people from a tender age, Lumka ventured out into the Hospitality industry in 2009. Throughout her career, she has held different positions from receptionist, reservations manager, functions coordinator in addition to sales and marketing.

Having obtained a Diploma in Hotel Management in 2008 from Rosebank College, she first worked for Tzaneen Country Lodge where she gained great experience and advanced through a series of promotions that built her up to her current position. Lumka works with Masiwela / Rand Club in a Sales Coordinator where she continues to grow from strength to strength.

Sello Chauke – Bar Manager

During his high school studies back in 2002 Sello underwent an internship with Indaba Hotel within the Food & Beverage department. Having been trained on table setting, bar, breakfast, lunch and dinner service, service and wine maturity, Sello’s spark for the industry was ignited.

Sello landed an opportunity as Bar Captain at Gold reef City Casino with his main duties being to manage the bar from opening, prep, service, closing and stock take. Additional responsibilities include setting up the Bingo Game tea and Food station. His dedication continuous hard work earned him a job as a Bar Manager at Viva Bingo where he was tasked to control stock and manage staff. He also had a stand at the soccer city during world cup to sell food and beverage in 2010. He then moved to Bidvest Events in 2011 as a supervisor and his main responsibility was staff management, staff training, staff registering, client relations and supervising staff during the function until 2017.

Sello landed an opportunity as Bar Manager at the Rand Club with the Masiwela team where with his expertise is giving clients a memorable service.

Tamuka Madzika – Events Manager

A passionate well driven young man with a Business, Hospitality & Events background, having graduated from the Swiss Hotel Management School. He has avid interests in customer service, hospitality, events and business development & management. With an enthusiastic and goal oriented demeanour, Tamuka possesses a knowledgeable and well-versed background in various industries. This includes a vast, practical and theoretical skill set.

Motivated by the passion for growth and success his future is filled with optimism and a sincere desire to prosper by contributing to Masiwela’s growth and profitability through the knowledge and experiences obtained from Switzerland, Zimbabwe and the USA as an Events Manager.

Mamolewa Maponya

A Sales and Marketing Manager, supervising the tracking of all sales and marketing administration for the Swiss Education Group (an operating partner) for reporting to Switzerland and Masiwela Management.

Mamolewa is prepared to go the extra mile, thinks rationally and is goal orientated, working hard to achieve results. She has a great passion for the hospitality industry and is used to working under pressure both practically and intellectually. Her keen and innovative insights in the areas of hospitality, events and project management have landed her in various junior managerial roles in her previous experience.

A South African native, Mamolewa recently graduated and holds a Swiss Diploma in Hotel Operations Management and a Swiss Higher Diploma in Hospitality Management from the Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS) along with two Bachelor of Art (Honours) Degrees in International Hospitality Management from SHMS (Switzerland) and the University of Derby (United Kingdom). She has expansive international work experience having worked for French Michelin Star restaurant, Auberge La Feniere to American multinational company, Marriott International Inc and locally working for family owned commercial/retail property company, Maponya Investments Holding. Now, with Masiwela, Mamolewa makes use of her key attributes to elevate the hospitality industry in Southern Africa.

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