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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

Masiwela is the brainchild of Judy Goddard. Born in Zimbabwe and based in South Africa, Judy is your quintessential Africaneer. She is passionate and dedicated to the continent of her birth. And she is determined to make a difference. Her hard working and friendly demeanour has seen the company grow from strength to strength. With her forward thinking, compassionate and enthusiastic nature, the opportunities for Masiwela are endless.

Judy completed her honours degree in Hospitality and Business Management in Switzerland. Here she excelled. Judy was awarded Outstanding Student of the Graduating Class of 2007 and the Swiss Hospitality Touch for Leadership in the Graduating Class of 2008.Whilst studying, she took the time to travel, working in countries like Australia, United Kingdom, the United States & Europe.

With ten years of management experience under her belt Judy has enjoyed a successful career. She has worked with world class establishments such as the Marriott and Hyatt Groups overseas as well as local corporations such as African Sun and the Multichoice Group. Judy is practised in Human Resource Management, Sales, Marketing and Project Management, making her well-placed to drive the success of Masiwela and the clients the business represents.

Brandon Clifford - Director

Brandon Clifford is a Business Events Professional with extensive experience in leading the strategic and operational planning and management of business events and conferences, within listed organisations, Swiss Education Group, Sandton Convention Centre, as well as in the National Conventions Bureau a unit within South African Tourism.

With a career founded on more than ten years of experience in Senior Corporate Sales Management positions, and significant qualifications (Honours degree in Hospitality and Events Management) obtained from the Swiss Hotel Management School in Switzerland (University of Derby), Brandon has accumulated expertise and proficiency through leading the conferencing and events planning strategies of high-capacity organisations.

After his ten-year tenure in the Corporate environment, Brandon’s entrepreneurial acumen took preference and he ventured into realising his ultimate goal to become a business owner launching Evenza and now partnering on 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 client campaigns to brand awareness.

After completing her degree, Ashleigh embarked in search of work, eager to gain experience and begin her career in the marketing industry. She was given an opportunity as an assistant to a marketing manager at a Sandton nightclub. It was here that she was encouraged to learn and obtain valuable information about the trade. She gained invaluable experience, dealing with different aspects of marketing- from customer relations to dealing with suppliers and brands.

Ashleigh then spread her wings, leaving the company in search of new ventures and new opportunities. This led her to Masiwela, where she is thriving and bringing creativity and excitement to the team.

Thabo Jones Mathe – Senior Operations Manager

37 years old born and brewed in a small town called Zeerust, started his Hospitality Career in 2002 when he was doing Food and Beverage Learneship with Theta. His love and passion helped him to join a prestigious Blue Train as a butler, after spending 6 months with Blue Train he was 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 between 2005 and 2009. He then moved to HSC as a site manager. He looked after well-known hotels like Hyatt Regency, Blue Train, Gallagher Estate and Carnival city and got an opportunity to manage Banqueting Department at Carnival City under Fedics 2011 - 2012. He later moved back to Sandton Convention Centre looking after a pool of 250 staff FOH and BOH from 2012 moved back to Sandton Convention Center as a Senior Contract Manager. His dedication and hunger 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 got an opportunity to join Rand Club as a senior Operations Manager, his has done very well since joining the Club, some highlights of his career at Rand Club was planning and executing successful 130 years Celebration of the club, he feels that this is the great opportunity that he has been waiting to use his skills and his professionalism to give every client at Rand Club a personal service together with his Team and give them a memorable events at Rand Club.

Ross England – Operations Manager

Ross went to St. Albans College graduating in 2009. In 2014 he graduated in Marketing and business management in 2014 as well as getting experience various part time jobs and job shadowing at KPMG and ABSA. In 2014 he managed a Johannesburg branch for a software company getting experience in all aspects of business management. In August 2016 Ross decided on a new career path, looking for a new challenge by becoming a banqueting coordinator at the Rand Club for Masiwela, 6 months later he got promoted to operations manager and looks forward to an exciting career. Ross England takes any opportunity that is given to him and relishes it. His has broad experience in all aspects events, marketing and business running. This will help you make the perfect event every time.

Lumka Petunia Ntinga - Sales Coordinator

Choose her career from secondary high school because she already knew she wanted to work with people, organise and execute and making people happy at the end of . Been in the Hospitality industry since 2009 from being a receptionist till her recent occupation. Within her career, she has been a Receptionist, Reservations Manager, Functions Coordinator and Sales and Marketing positions.

She has obtained her Matric certificate in 2006 from Carleton Jones High School, Diploma in Hotel Management in 2008 from Rosebank College and from then she has also obtained certificates in Telephone & Receptionist in 2009 with TAG, Sales & Marketing Fundamentals in 2015 with Progressive Business Forum and Hunting for business in 2016 with TAG.

She has worked in the Hospitality industry her whole career life and her first job was for a company called Tzaneen Country Lodge and that’s where she gained all her experience and advancing through a serious of promotions that build her up to her current position at Rand Club. Lumka Petunia Ntinga lives in Carletonville, Gauteng and she is a has one beautiful daughter. She loves listening to music and cooking. She enjoys organising family gatherings and other events because seen everyone happy and enjoying themselves fills her with joy.

Sello Chauke – Bar Manager

That was 2002 while he was at high school he got a learner ship with Indaba Hotel for food and beverage. He did training on table setting, breakfast service, lunch and dinner service, bar service and wine maturity.

Sello got a job as a bar captain at Gold reef City Casino and his main duties was to manage the bar from Opening, Prep service, Closing and stock take. He was also responsible for set up at Bingo Game tea and Food station. In addition to his studies he got a learneship for Business practice though he did not complete it. His dedication and hard work earned him a job as a Bar Manager at Viva Bingo and his main responsibility was to control stock, staff management. 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 then got an opportunity as a bar manager at the Rand Club where with his Bar expertise is giving client a memorable service. His main duty is to manage bar staff and stock control.

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