Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, I am a 22-year-old who could be described as ambitious, hardworking, and a perfectionist. I enjoy being challenged with new tasks, as I believe discomfort allows one to grow and learn. I enjoy teamwork, but I am also capable of working on my own. I believe that communication is an important aspect of any relationship, especially professional ones, as it doesn’t leave any room for errors or misunderstandings. Therefore, I pride myself on being a skilled communicator. I am organised, goal-driven, and I find it very hard to set a task down once I have started. I may not have the most extroverted personality, but I do enjoy socialising with others in any setting. I recently graduated with a BA in English and Communication Science. While completing my degree, I worked as an editorial intern at Highbury Media, where I gained first-hand experience in editing, publishing, and social media management. I was also able to sharpen my writing skills, which came in handy as I went on to work as a freelance writer for ClubX Magazine for over a year. Even though I do not have years of experience behind me, I am, however, eager to learn. And a fresh mind is always a benefit. When it comes to my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I am also currently learning Italian and intend on tackling many other foreign languages.
L’Agriturismo Parco del Grep è un antico cascinale immerso in un incantevole paesaggio a pochi minuti di auto da Torino. Luogo ideale per una vacanza a contatto con la natura, ospita accoglienti case sugli alberi e tende sospese, oltre a una locanda che offre deliziose specialità del territorio. Comfort e lusso nelle nostre casette sugli alberi: all’Agriturismo Parco del Grep potrete scegliere tra due confortevoli treehouse, la casa sugli alberi “I Ciliegi” o la casetta “La pineta”. Anche la colazione alla Locanda del Grep è una coccola: prodotti a km0, rigorosamente preparati in casa, mentre nelle belle giornate di primavera ed estate, su richiesta, potrete godere di un aperitivo gourmet o di una merenda a base di prodotti tipici sulla splendida terrazza privata. Se amate i più autentici sapori di questo spicchio di Piemonte, potrete gustare il nostro ricco picnic ai piedi delle Torri del Grep o, al termine della vostra giornata alla scoperta del territorio, assaporare una cena a base di specialità locali presso la nostra Locanda. In inverno, se preferite, vi potremo… viziare con uno speciale cesto da picnic con pietanze calde, per una cena nel comfort della vostra stanza. Il profumo della resina, gli alberi in fiore, le mille essenze del Parco del Grep – tra cui alcune secolari, come ippocastano e sophora japonica – da scoprire grazie a semplici percorsi: vi aspettiamo nel nostro polmone verde, dove dimenticare lo stress della vita quotidiana. Farm of Grep Park is a villa surrounded by a beautiful landscape just a few minutes drive from Turin. An ideal place for a holiday in contact with nature, it hosts cozy tree houses and hanging tents, as well as an inn that offers delicious local specialties. Comfort and luxury in our tree houses: at the Agriturismo Parco del Grep you can choose between two comfortable treehouses , the tree house "I Ciliegi" or the small house "La pineta" . Even breakfast at the Locanda del Grep is a cuddle: 0 km products, rigorously prepared at home, while on beautiful spring and summer days, on request, you can enjoy a gourmet aperitif or a snack based on typical products on the splendid terrace. Private. If you love the most authentic flavors of this segment of Piedmont, you can enjoy our rich picnic at the foot of the Grep Towers or, at the end of your day exploring the area, savor a dinner based on local specialties at our Locanda. In winter, if you prefer, we can… spoil you with a special picnic basket with warm dishes, fora dinner in the comfort of your room . The scent of resin, the trees in bloom, the thousand essences of the Grep Park - including some centuries-old, such as horse chestnut and sophora japonica - to be discovered thanks to simple paths: we are waiting for you in our green lung, where you can forget the stress of everyday life.
I am a God fearing individual, and I’m also a father to two beautiful kids, a boy and a girl. I worked for Tekkie Town as a Sales Assistant and I was chosen as the best Sales person for the entire Mpumalanga province. I also worked for the Department of agriculture as a Data capture. I have a passion for sports, football is one of my favourites and one day I wish I can own a soccer team. While I was in high school, I always wanted to be a lawyer but due to financial constraints I could not become one. My interest in the justice system came when I realised that the late former president Mr Nelson Mandela was also a lawyer representing his people. I wish one day I could give back to my community and its people because my community gave us the likes of the late Steve Bantu Biko, one of the BCM Members who fought for the people of South Africa. My community is one of the underdeveloped communities of this country, but I know that one day all of this will change because I know that with education anything is possible. When a child is educated communities will change for the better and if one community changes, then our country will change for the better as well and poverty will be no more. Education topped with one’s perseverance is the key to a bright future for all. With this pandemic people have lost their jobs and in some households you find that no one is working and people resort to drugs and alcohol, some get depressed to a point of taking their own lives. If we can start developing jobs for people, our continent would become a better place for us all. Being part of an initiative that supports the empowerment of those less privileged is one of my greatest wishes. I will be glad if all my wishes do come through because nothing is as important as education and hard work, and an educated country means a better world for us all.
I am Alonzo Van Aarde, born on 9th July 2002. I was raised in Cape Town, South Africa, I am the oldest son out of 6 children, Recently (last year 2020) I have matriculated in my hometown, Mitchell’s plain. I never quite had a fixed job but I have had my fair share of holiday jobs in a shoe store it was called first stop shoes in a shopping complex close to home. In my free time, I would work private jobs with my father and doing shop fitting and house renovations all over Cape Town. I loved helping my father out. It was also a way for me to have extra pocket money. I also worked at a Taylor blinds company, whereby the production of blinds called Taylor blinds in Montague gardens. I took part in various programs whilst at school, namely, in leadership development skills with a NPO called M.O.V.E and another called J.A.M, where I was taught to run my own business. This was done during my schooling, I have obtained certificates for these courses. These two courses were done over a period of 12 months, I was also an RCL members as well as a Prefect at my school. I am also part of a group called M.O.C (mission of Christ), where I furthered my leadership skills but in a more spiritual sense in doing so we take part in outreach programs and preach the gospel. I speak fluently English and Afrikaans. I am currently studying Japanese, because I am intrigued by it. I am computer literate, Microsoft enabled as well as Linux. I am also a musician. In my spare time, I teach people to play an instrument and also to read music. I also write my own music as well as produce music. I use this skill to help many young and upcoming artists. I work with an Organization called My Child Is Your Child, Creating a platform where young people can showcase their talents and make something out of themselves. I live in a rough community where children are killing children and I’ve joined this organization to make a change in a community through various forms of art. My hobbies are, playing different sporting activities, going to the gym, writing music and drawing portraits.
I board people’s family pets for prolonged stays, preferably to ease the stress of worrying about their pets in cages. I have been doing the boarding for almost a year now and have a repeat doggo whom I love very much and his month stay is always a blessing. I fostered puppies and cats for shelters and they’ve all been adopted, I rescued a Staffordshire terrier from an outreach with a friend and healed him from the horrible mange he had and he got adopted by someone who flew from JHB and drove back up and now he lives the king life he deserves.
I am a Zambian born, comes from a family of 8 and the youngest of the Mwila’s. My siblings always thought I was spoilt because I was the youngest, but I don’t think so! I was born in a town called Mufulira on the Copper belt side of Zambia in 1981,the Copper belt province is rich with mineral finds and Mines, hence the name. I am Married to Eric and we have a beautiful daughter called Chanda, she is 15 years. I completed my matric in 1999 and my mother advised me to study food production since I loved cooking, I did it for her though it was a course that I never dreamt of studying. I graduated successfully and worked for 2 years as a chef, got tired of cooking, I dodged that career and went into studying computers, worked as a receptionist and studied Human resources at the same time and obtained a diploma. I worked for a courier company as a Human Resources assistant. In 2012, I moved to South Africa, Cape Town when I got married, joined a Mobile Money company called Zoona with operations in Zambia, and I worked there for 5 years as a support agent. Zoona is an African Fintech company founded in 2009 with the vision of helping communities thrive. Since launching, it created over 2,500 jobs in Zambia and Malawi, empowered over 1,000 entrepreneurs to start their own business and allowed them to reach earnings of over $10 million. I enjoyed working for this company because we really helped girl child prevail. Apart from the above, I am a lover of interior designing, and my wish is to have one of the most successful Interior business one day, through my passion for interior, I designed my sister’s Kitchen area, how amazing!!! I love cooking and baking (especially Cake pops), they are my favorites!!! I love adventure, gardening and working out too, I am a gym freak. Most importantly, I love spending time with my loved ones. I reflect a varied personality, including ambition, and the qualities of generosity and thoughtfulness. I am also a well determined and vigorous individual, and yet calm. I encourage fighting for what you desire and believe in and doing it through God because nothing great comes easy. I believe mindfulness in the workplace is key to success. Having worked in Customer care I have gained extensive experience in; Empathy, Adaptability, Ability to Use Positive Language, Clear Communication Skills, Self-Control, Taking Responsibility and Patience.
Founded by award-winning designer John Damant in 2000, Arcologic has built a reputation for being at the forefront of sustainable design for homes and housing throughout Western Australia and beyond. With 35 years of experience spread over four continents, John has a wealth of experience in all facets of architecture and design. His passion has always been for environmentally sustainable and energy efficient design, and in ARCOLOGIC he has turned these passions into a unique practice specialising in sustainable homes and housing. We've won awards across Australia for the way our homes are sustainably designed, including the top award for the 2020 BDAWA Design Excellence for the “Suburban Farmhaus ”. Recently we have become involved in the Witchcliffe Ecovillage as a preferred supplier for home designs. Apart from the many custom designed homes we are involved in for the Ecovillage we are developing a unique range of home designs that will be amongst the most sustainable home designs offered in Australia.
Ashley Hicks was born in 1963 and trained at the Architectural Association in London. He worked briefly for his father, interior designer David Hicks, before starting his own design practice. In 1997 Ashley Hicks designed his first furniture collection, named Jantar Mantar, starting with his interpretation of an ancient Greek Klismos chair. In 2002, he published Design Alchemy, a review of interiors and products designed by him and his first wife, Allegra. Ashley wrote a personal memoir of his father, David Hicks: Designer, in 2002, with a foreword by Tom Ford. Starting in 2003, he created the David Hicks by Ashley Hicks collections of fabrics, carpet and wallpaper. In 2009, he published David Hicks: A Life of Design, and in 2016 the 4-volume David Hicks Scrapbooks with IDEA, now condensed and available from Vendome. In 2018, Buckingham Palace: the Interiors with photographs and text by Ashley, was published by Rizzoli, as was his review of his own work, Rooms with a History: Interiors and their Inspirations, 2019. Ashley has designed architecture and interiors in the UK, Europe and the United States, mixing private residential projects with larger-scale commercial work. He has his own line of fabric, Ashley Hicks Textures, as well as carpets with Alternative Flooring, and bed linens with Frette. In 2012 Ashley Hicks started to make furniture and decorative objects with his own hands, carving and gilding furniture, making mirror frames in painted resin, and creating Totem sculptures in resin, clay and gilt bronze. All of these are available from R and Company, New York.
With a passion for building and the World Heritage area that is the Blue Mountains, Joe Mercieca had a vision to build sustainable quality homes, with minimal impact on the environment – both during construction and when occupied. This was the catalyst for Blue Eco Homes. With an aim to reduce environmental impact both during construction and habitation of their homes, Blue Eco Homes continues to pioneer sustainable innovations in the building industry. We work with local designers to build sustainable residential and commercial properties simply not offered by traditional builders. As a family-owned and managed business, we place great pride in delivering quality work and a high level of personal service. We maintain high quality sustainable construction standards, and a dedication to providing positive service and outcomes for clients. Word-of-mouth and follow-on work is testament to our quality of work, and positive relationships with our clients, suppliers and contractors. Two fundamental principles underpin our business: To be recognised by our industry and peers as the “standard-setter” in new architect designed, environmental residential and commercial construction To conduct business with integrity, social and environmental awareness and fairness to all parties.
Emblema dell'eccellenza italiana sin dalla sua fondazione nel 1889, Bonacina 1889 è un Design Brand indipendente a conduzione familiare che, negli anni, ha definito uno stile unico e senza tempo, fatto di sensibilità alla Creatività e all'Arte, cura dei dettagli e utilizzo del Rattan, una materia prima naturale che cresce in Estremo Oriente. Ogni pezzo è tessuto e curvato a mano in Italia da artigiani appassionati: la sapiente e sapiente lavorazione rende i nostri pezzi unici ed estremamente duraturi nel tempo. Ricca di un patrimonio eccezionale, l'azienda ha collaborato con "Maestri" del design italiano come Franco Albini, Franca Helg, Gae Aulenti, Marco Zanuso, Joe Colombo e Gio Ponti, e Decoratori e Architetti riconosciuti a livello internazionale come Renzo Mongiardino, Jacques Grange e Peter Marino in progetti sognanti e all'avanguardia. L'azienda rimane fedele alle materie prime naturali che maggiormente hanno definito la sua cultura, consolidando il know-how, per quanto riguarda il mondo Outdoor, su nuove tecniche e materiali. Bonacina 1889 affonda le sue radici nel territorio del Lago di Como, potendo contare sul know-how del distretto produttivo della Brianza, parte collinare e fertile dell'area a nord di Milano. La filosofia di Bonacina 1889 è fatta di Qualità, Sostenibilità, Autenticità Italiana e Stile di Vita e Tradizione Europea. Emblematic of Italian excellence since its foundation in 1889, Bonacina 1889 is an independent, family-owned Design Brand that, over the years, defined a unique and timeless style, made of sensitivity to Creativity and Arts, attention to detail and use of Rattan, a natural raw material that grows in the Far East. Each piece is hand-woven and curved in Italy by passionate artisans: savvy and skillful workmanship makes our pieces unique and extremely lasting in time. Rich in exceptional heritage, the company has collaborated with Italian Design "Maestri”, such as Franco Albini, Franca Helg, Gae Aulenti, Marco Zanuso, Joe Colombo and Gio Ponti, and Internationally recognized Decorators and Architects like Renzo Mongiardino, Jacques Grange and Peter Marino in dreamy and cutting-edge projects. The company remains faithful to the natural raw materials that mostly defined its culture while consolidating the know-how, regarding the Outdoor world, on new techniques and materials. Bonacina 1889 is rooted in the Lake Como territory, relying on the know-how of the production district of Brianza, a hilly, fertile part of the area north of Milan. Bonacina 1889 philosophy is made of Quality, Sustainability, Italian authenticity and European Lifestyle and Tradition.
Ca’ Cigolara nasce nel 2014 a coronamento di un’idea, rincorsa per molti anni, di creare nell’ ambito della ospitalità, qualcosa di originale, come alternativa alla frenetica vita milanese da cui proveniamo. Abbiamo, pertanto, pensato di ricreare un angolo di Mongolia in questo piccolo paradiso naturale sull’Appennino, dove i nostri ospiti possano rilassarsi e rigenerarsi. Abbiamo, pertanto, pensato di ricreare un angolo di Mongolia (dove peraltro, purtroppo, non siamo ancora stati) in questo piccolo paradiso naturale sull’Appennino, dove i nostri ospiti possano rigenerarsi, rilassarsi e soprattutto sentirsi a proprio agio L’azienda agricola, si affaccia sull’Oasi Regionale dei Ghirardi e ha un’estensione di sette ettari. Comprende un ampio orto, dal quale proviene gran parte della verdura proposta agli ospiti, un piccolo frutteto e un bellissimo campo di lavanda da cui ricaviamo olio essenziale. Il raccolto della coltivazione di piccoli frutti (ribes rosso, ribes nero, uva spina, lamponi, more….) viene interamente trasformato in marmellate, gelatine e liquori, utilizzati in agriturismo e in vendita presso la nostra struttura, insieme ad altri prodotti per la cura del corpo, ricavati da piante spontanee o coltivate. Alleviamo, in modo rigorosamente naturale, mucche, maiali, conigli, galline, capre, muli e cavalli. A farci compagnia anche due cani e due gatti. Ciò che non siamo in grado di produrre autonomamente, cerchiamo di procurarlo dai migliori produttori locali, con l’obiettivo, nel tempo, di avvicinarci al traguardo della filiera a km 0. Ca 'Cigolara was born in 2014 to crown an idea, pursued for many years, to create something original in the field of hospitality, as an alternative to the hectic Milanese life from which we come. We therefore decided to recreate a corner of Mongolia in this small natural paradise on the Apennines, where our guests can relax and regenerate. We have therefore decided to recreate a corner of Mongolia (where, however, unfortunately, we have not yet been) in this small natural paradise on the Apennines, where our guests can regenerate, relax and above all feel at ease. The farm overlooks the Ghirardi Regional Oasis and has an extension of seven hectares. It includes a large vegetable garden, from which most of the vegetables offered to guests come, a small orchard and a beautiful lavender field from which we obtain essential oil. The harvest of the cultivation of small fruits (red currants, black currants, gooseberries, raspberries, blackberries...) Is entirely transformed into jams, jellies and liqueurs, used in the farmhouse and for sale at our facility, together with other products for the body care, obtained from spontaneous or cultivated plants. We breed, so strictly natural, cows, pigs, rabbits, chickens, goats, mules and horses. To keep us company also two dogs and two cats. What we are not able to produce independently, we try to procure it from the best local producers, with the aim, over time, to get closer to the milestone of the 0 km supply chain.
Born and bred in beautiful Cape Town, mom to a long-awaited, witty, (inherited from me of course!), amazing, lively little 5-year-old girl, 2 dogs and 2 cats, 'my rescue children'. Married to Tomy, a senior digital content producer hailing from Tennenbronn, Germany. He is as introvert as I am extrovert – the scale balances beautifully. In my spare time (which is limited!) I sketch, paint, and try my hand at baking, while completing a mini-thesis in psychology. University after high school was not an option. I am also a seasoned HR professional, with a passion for people and process, building and maintaining great relationships form the foundation of both who I am, and what I do. And it’s a solid foundation. Hailing from the Pharmaceutical industry, I entered the world of investments about 14 years ago, where after joining as Office Manager, I moved into HR and have been in the HR sphere since. My journey has taken me on many a bumpy road, however, being a glass-half-full type, seasoned by an interesting childhood, and a solid determination to rise above, I march smilingly on. I have a passion for order, automation and software which could aid in optimization, easing transitions and processes. I am resilient with great sense of humour, always welcoming a challenge. I have a firm belief that building and nurturing relationships are paramount to success. I love meeting people and building relationships come naturally to me. I believe it’s the level of connection that counts. I am passionate about my work, I love what I do, and I do it well. I believe that doing what you love is a privilege. Yet, I still long for something more philanthropic in life. To give back, be it ever so small. Being an eternal optimist and peppered with life’s-experiences, I have been shaped into the person I am today. Pragmatic, passionate, and humble. An enormous amount of grit coupled a with good dose of grace! I am not done growing yet, not by a long shot, there are too many interesting, inspiring people to meet along the way, and there is always something to learn and something to contribute in life. It’s the journey that counts and I enjoy every step.
Taking our past into the future with Carolina Reviglio! Carolina enjoyed a carefree childhood in the Piedmont countryside. With many cousins and friends, the passion for culture was instilled from an early age. Surrounded by beauty and art in the family mansion Cimena, expertly curated by her grandmother namesake, Carolina. On the paternal side of the family, her Venetian grandmother was equally influential. The unique character and rich culture of Venice, epitomizes Carolina. While travelling often, she feels most at home, in the isles of Venice. Schooled in Italy and the United States, lived in provinces throughout the length of Italy, Carolina considers herself truly Italian, with an international vision. “My country is rich in heritage, but poor in the pocket to keep it so. It saddens me to see so many buildings in a state of disrepair.” She has honed the skills of renovation and interiors of historic buildings, since 1987. Learning by trial and error, spurned on by failure and ultimate success, Carolina has grown and prospered. Now is the time to give back. Helping artisans of all disciplines to find work and ply their trade with pride. Matching projects to professionals and vice versa. As Heritage Doyenne, Carolina’s primary contribution to this unique initiative, is to encourage the participation of Heritage Ambassadors. This cause is yet another open avenue, to take our past into the future. By intertwining culture and heritage, to create more synergy. “Only once we fully understand where we come from… and truly appreciate our heritage… can we imagine a fabulous future filled with the richness of our past. Life is ours to design!” ~ Carolina Reviglio
Il progetto pilota Casa21 offre l’opportunità di vivere e toccare con mano tutte le eccellenze di un’abitazione moderna che mira a restituire il comfort globale nella riqualificazione del patrimonio edilizio italiano. Dal resoconto della mappatura redatto a cura della Borghi S.r.l. risulta che in Italia esiste un vasto patrimonio immobiliare che deve essere valorizzato e messo in sicurezza, quindi ne deriva una enorme potenzialità di interventi da realizzare fidelizzandosi in partnership. Al seguente link è possibile visualizzare alcune notizie in merito all’argomento. Il progetto Casa21 non vuole fermarsi, però, alla sola riqualificazione. Il desiderio è quello di creare un precedente negli interventi ricostruendo in modo fedele, con una tecnologia elevata e non evidente “celata e nascosta, come suggerita dall’Ing. Alessandro Pozzi del comitato scientifico”. Casa21 sarà il primo indiscusso intervento di housing sostenibile che riepiloga e dimostra la sinergia di queste eccellenze abitative. La ricostruzione avverrà con l’utilizzo delle più moderne e sostenibili tecnologie; la struttura, in particolare, sarà realizzata in legno strutturale con rivestimento in pietra naturale, per ripristinare fedelmente lo stesso aspetto che il casolare aveva in origine. L’obiettivo è di ottenere il casolare originale nell’aspetto, ma con un cuore altamente tecnologico. Rispondere alle esigenze abitative contingenti di oggi nel rispetto e nel recupero della valenza architettonica di ieri. Non è un caso che Borghi S.r.l sia uno dei partners e che abbia condiviso il progetto Casa21 come protocollo di costruzione e recupero dei centri storici e dei rustici. Il progetto risponde ai requisiti etici del C.S.R. (Corporate Social Responsibility) in quanto si fa manifesto di qualità eco-sostenibile e ambientale, ma sopratutto di rispetto dell’etica del lavoro e delle professioni. Questa eccellenza è stata premiata dall’Assessore Gianni Salvadori di Regione Toscana e dall’ Assessore All’economia e Semplificazione di Regione Lombardia Massimo Garavaglia che hanno deciso di dare spazio al Progetto Casa21 all’interno di EXPO 2015. L’idea, accolta da Regione Toscana, è quella di garantire alle aziende di primo prodotto di promuovere il Made in Italy attraverso un’operazione di destination marketing per offrire visibilità non solo all’azienda, ma in generale all’arte del “ben fare italiano”, e replicare l’applicazione del protocollo alla moltitudine di edifici presenti nei cinque Comuni del Parco della Val d’Orcia. L’idea di Regione Lombardia è quella di replicare l’applicazione del protocollo al recupero delle cascine lombarde del Parco del Ticino.
I am a 28-year-old woman who is passionate about youth work in communities across South Africa. I have volunteered my time with NGO’s specifically tailored for the youth in Cape Town, Port Shepstone and East London. I believe that the youth are capable of great things in our country and the entire world, I take great pride in mentoring young girls to believe the above-mentioned statement and to push themselves to get to their goals. The concept of hard work is simply lost in the generation of instant gratification and I believe that every person needs to learn this, starting from a young age. I have dedicated my time to schools as a sports coach, tutor and during Holiday Clubs that teach children ages 12-18 about life skills and the potential that they have. I am family oriented and believe in working hard in all areas of my life. I think of myself as an intelligent and super energetic being, I love all things that make me laugh and I am a super fun person. I am a wife and mom who is devoted and loves her family very much. I am in my final year of a Bachelor of Theology and look forward to working towards a Master’s specializing in Pastoral Care/Social work. My skills range from retail, online teaching and proofreading and editing, and I put my all in what I do. I do not believe in taking shortcuts and giving up when the going gets tough, trying and trying again is an attitude that I have taken a liking to and I pour my all in every project that I am involved in. I am a firm believer in serving others and I do that with no motives, other than to be a memory in their lives that brought hope and a new determination. That is who I am and what I stand for, to be a part of something that makes others lives better and gives them the ability to believe in themselves.
Rome wasn't built in a day. I’m of a very friendly nature and love to be with people who aren’t selfish. I am ambitious and will do anything to achieve my aim - "The Universe applauds action not thought" I’m of a very adventurous nature and love to find good in everything I see. There are many things that make us depressed or upset, but that doesn’t mean that we stop living. You dust yourself off, honor the difficult times for the lesson it taught you, and walk away stronger and wiser. Independence and confidence were key in my life from a young age with venturing to the UK straight after school, and eventually ending up in Cape Town as my dream destination to live a happy balanced life where beautiful sunsets are part of your everyday life, and reminds you that dreams do come true. My professional life started as a labourer painting parks in the dire UK winter weather to Insurance consultant for a huge corporate company. Getting to know me over time, it became clear that I adapt quickly and take pride in everything I do, as I strive to leave everything and everyone better than you found them. Covid-19 and the drastic changes that came with it has been the most challenging and rewarding time of my life. With a system that failed us allin so many ways, living a financially stable life is nearly impossible but forced me to get grounded with nature and realize that the best things in life are truly free. My senses for nature, animals, and my overall humility enhanced drastically. We are all just reminded once again that nothing ever goes as planned and that losing everything including your mind might be necessary to make you realize what a strong, resilient, and galactic species we truly are. Realizing this, I am now more than ever ready to spread love and kindness whilst challenging myself with new adventures that push me out of my comfort zone. There is no other time than the present that truly matters. And in this moment, I am excited to change my reality and the lives of those around me.
I would consider myself a mix of both introverted and extroverted. I love being around and working with people, but I also enjoy my own company. I’m also very family orientated. Family is everything to me! My passions are a mix between working with/building fruitful relationships with people whether it be in the workplace or day to day life, I love helping people and bringing out the best of those around me. Outside of that, I also love doing anything to do with being outdoors. I’m always up for an adventure such as hiking, camping or even just a walk along the beach. I’m also passionate about and absolutely love animals. I’ve done horse-riding practically my entire life and it’s so therapeutic for me, to just get out into the country and get my mind off everything going on. I was born in Johannesburg, but lived the majority of my life in the beautiful mother city known as Cape Town. I’ve never got the chance to travel outside of South Africa, however it is something I have always wanted to do and I know I will accomplish in the future. In the meantime, there’s actually so many parts of my own country that I haven’t even experienced yet, so I’d love to start there. My work life has involved various industries, starting off with retail and moving on to the sales environment, both internal and external. I could say I had a certain plan for my life and career, but that all changed when I unexpectedly fell pregnant with my son. I then went from being an independent, carefree person to spending the last few months staying at home with my child. Which has honestly been life changing and I wouldn’t change a thing! However, it’s now time to get back into the working world and do everything in my power to give my son the life he deserves and one I wish I had growing up.
D3CO è Natura, Tradizione, Design. Pensato per chi vuole sedersi su un prodotto naturale. Il connubio giusto tra design e alta tradizione manifatturiera. Nato dall'esigenza di cambiare davvero. Il prodotto D3CO: pensato contemporaneo, costruito come vuole la tradizione artigiana italiana, finito per essere vissuto. In D3CO l'artigiano si prende il proprio tempo per costruire un prodotto di qualità e realmente fatto a mano. Non esistono linee di produzione o delocalizzazione aziendale, solo sapienti gesti che portano alla realizzazione del prodotto finale. Un mobile di design pensato, progettato e costruito completamente in Italia con materiali 100% naturali e finiture di prima scelta. D3CO represents Nature, Tradition and Design. Conceptualised for those wanting to luxuriate on creations made only from all natural materials, D3CO is an exciting union of contemporary Italian design and time-honoured artisan skills. An idea which originated out of the feeling that we need real change. Handmade locally and entirely in Italy, from conception to finished product, each D3CO creation is crafted individually. There are no production lines at D3CO - only skilful craftsmen, top quality natural materials, and well thought out designs. Beautiful products, created with true care and attention, made to be lived in and enjoyed - naturally.
Hello, I’m Deborah! I was born in Congo RDC and came to Cape Town, South Africa in October 2012 to study at university. I have a National diploma in Financial accounting and a diploma in Financial information system. I am an ambitious young lady and I love to be surrounded by positive people. I’m a dedicated and conscientious team player with the ability to provide support and advice to people, customers, or co-workers and make a difference. I am organized, responsible, very loyal, focused and I can have the work done on time and meet deadlines. While doing my National diploma, I was also working as a part-time customer service sales representative. I became a full time agent right after I graduated from university. I am a customer relation professional with more than six years of experience in customer service work, inbound and outbound calls, emails and social media. I have excellent verbal skills with the ability to communicate my thoughts and information in a clear and easy to understand manner. I am confident that the experience, the capabilities I have, make me ready for any opportunity. I speak French, English, Swahili, and Lingala I love singing and dancing, reading, and my favorites animals are dogs and cats. Looking forward to be part of Zagenie family! Thank you!
I have four passions in life. My sport, family, work and God. Each I pursue with dogged determination to be better and to excel. The greatest blessing and experience in life is the privilege of life is having a loving and supporting wife and incredible children. My relationship with each of them is treasured above all. I am blessed in that I am healthy, enjoy the blessing of life and am extremely active. I am thrilled to be able to compete on the international stage for home and country. Success therein is just a cherry on top. Career and work has been an incredible experience. Knowing what I wanted to be early in high school and achieving such has brought about economic emancipation and a lifestyle I could only dream about as a little boy. I bask in the success and abilities given to me and the blessing poured out in great abundance.
At Ecohabit we firmly believe everyone should experience living in a well-designed home that is tailored around their lifestyle – one person’s ecohabits are different from the next. We spend the time to talk with our clients to understand what they would like to achieve. It is your home for you to live in and it is so important that the home suits you personally, and not others. As an architectural practice, Ecohabit is always working for our clients. Should you wish, we are able to run your project through to the completion of the build, ensuring your design and asset is protected. We are also able to provide a unique service where you don’t pay expensive upfront design and documentation costs usually associated with architecture. Let us show you how the architectural design process can be affordable to everyone, and fulfil my desire to see as many people living happily in well-designed, thermally efficient homes in Western Australia.
Greetings to one and all. My name is Edith, I am a child of the universe and I want to share that every day is a beautiful day. True, our emotions fluctuate but at some point during each day we will recognise that the day is a gift we have received and if we be true to ourselves this will bring a smile and with it feel good energy. We should take this feel good energy and build on it so that each day it comes easier and earlier and like a muscle it will grow, become more evident and gather momentum and we will feel better for it. I believe in kindness and forgiveness towards others and myself. In a couple of months, I will begin the first year of my sixth decade on planet Earth. Twenty years ago I was facing a life-threatening illness and not doing too well, I am a miracle. I believe we are all miracles. Some would differ it can be a topic for discussion. I am a widow and live with and take care of my 87-year-old mother and 7-year-old granddaughter to whom I am foster mother. Thankfully, both are well. We live in a truly beautiful spot, the Deep South, Cape Peninsula, CT, South Africa, blessed in many ways I have much wonder and appreciation for this. I was born in Cape Town, grew up and completed my education in the best place in the world to have grown up at that time, yes! Zambia in the sun. I have very fond memories of my formative years in Zambia and still consider myself Zambian. It is the national anthem I sang as a child and I loved the then president, KK, Kenneth Kaunda. I returned to South Africa in 1980 to attend college and begin my independent years and in 1982 I moved to the newly independent Zimbabwe where I spent the next 21 years before returning to my roots in 2003. I have extensive administrative experience - getting things organised, getting things done. With a stable track record, I am able to diversify within different industries. As part of a team, I have a strong focus to resolve challenges and enjoy leaving any tasks I am busy with in a user-friendly state (do unto others). I pride myself on my attention to detail & due diligence, going the extra mile in terms of improved efficiency and cost-effectiveness. I did a one-year secretarial course in 1980 and my working life began from there. Living and learning life then became what I did, marriage, babies, etc. I guess I was lazy to further my qualifications, in hindsight I think I would have made a damn good surgeon LOL. Seriously, I have good eye, hand coordination, a good touch, and, consciously, I have become better at threading the needle. I believe strongly in being true to and honest with myself and I think I was then because family means more to me than a career. And now, I am ready to start that next chapter in my career. I am blessed. I have over the years done various short courses including a deep tissue massage course, so I am a certified masseuse however I only massage family and friends as I am no longer physically (strength and stamina) up to doing a job I am comfortable to charge for. Thought that was worth mentioning, as it brings me pleasure to help others breathe and take time out. I have always worked in administrative support positions from Girl Friday to Executive PA and everything in between and in many different industries. My last couple of jobs have been from home (virtual) and in a new field, namely customer service. This shift was challenging and I am proud to say I managed it pretty well. Working from home is what is necessary at this time given my current living circumstances. This change and the challenge that came with it reminded me that I have strong determination, which is a very good thing. I am concerned for my granddaughter’s generation and what life will be like for them as adults, especially the environment they will find themselves in physically, mentally, emotionally. I would love to become more knowledgeable and active in the conservation of water, a precious natural resource that as long as it comes out of the tap when we open the tap many do not really appreciate just how precious it is and therefore the need to respect and conserve it. And, I would love to see the curricula in our educational systems adapting to educating our children to be more self-aware, mindful and able to guide their minds when it comes to EQ. Easy does it.
I am Elnet Girly Ndlovu. I am 29 years old. I was born and raised in Mpumalanga, South Africa. I graduated from high school in the year 2012 and am currently studying for a higher certificate in economics and management sciences through the university of South Africa. I have also obtained a certificate in business administration and Computer literacy of which I seek to study further to do entrepreneurship. I began my career as a customer service representative in 2014. Naturally, I have a growth mindset that enables me to grow and to help me by learning from mistakes to improve myself continually. I am kind, loving, caring and a person who is full of empathy often. I am a go-getter, positive, bubbly person who loves a positive fun filled environment. I am self-motivated and also enjoy motivating my team members. I work well in a team or individually. I am passionate about education, uplifting others, entrepreneurship and making a better society for the future generation to come while walking the journey of self-discovery I have more than four years experience in customer service and administration combined with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Administrative Assistance, Meeting Scheduling, Executive Support. I have excellent interpersonal skills, I am also a fast learner and adapt quickly to a new environment My hobbies are reading books, listening to music, walking and learning new things.
Born and raised in South-Africa by a single mother in humble surroundings. Doing Taekwondo for years and attained my International black belt with the following principles, this was a part of my childhood that guided me into my adult life: Showing courtesy to others no matter what level of society labelled them; training continuously whether I was up for it or not; showing integrity, even when no one was watching; perseverance when I wanted to give up; self-control when it was difficult to compose myself and learning from my couch to have a indomitable Spirit. Finishing school it was expected of me to follow in the "Afrikaaner Man's" footsteps to have a job where you work many long hours a day, week in and week out, get your salary, sleep and repeat. My passion for music gave me the confidence to follow my heart and to head towards Cape Town for a short holiday, but I ended up staying here and studied for Audio Engineering, whilst completing my studies and gaining experience in the industry. COVID-19 affected the industry drastically and I had decided to use my spare time productively by enrolling in courses such as Social Media marketing and Programming. I also started a small business where I rent out my sound equipment and host small gatherings and events. Helping friends with their business promotions and seeing how people enjoyed the events I have hosted, it made me realize that I have a passion to better others and their circumstances. Following my dreams against all odds lead me to where I am today and to appreciate every single moment by not wondering about the past or worrying about the future. Focusing on the task at hand and having it complete well within the deadline is what I strive to achieve and I love learning and gaining knowledge along the way to further myself in everything and anything I get the opportunity for. I am ready for new challenges and know that having a healthy work balance will help me to reach my full potential.
Live and love as if there is no tomorrow! Hi, my name is Emmerentia. I was born in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa, in the ‘60’s, which means that I'm an original, retro hippie chick at heart with the good, old-fashioned values to back it up. The highs and lows I’ve dealt with in life have taught me a valuable lesson…time is not guaranteed and is therefore not to be lost. I am enjoying my journey, still learning new life lessons and growing to become the person I am meant to be. I must pay tribute to the University of Experience and the School of Hard Knocks for the valuable contributions you have made to my life path thus far. Stronger. Wiser. Blessed. My passion is to help others to reach their full potential. It is even more difficult to do that in one’s own life (it’s so easy giving advice to others, isn’t it?) but making a direct contribution or figuratively planting a seed and watching it take root in someone else’s life is deeply rewarding. We are on this planet to live good lives and to make a positive difference to our direct environment, wherever our feet may fall. Aim for the stars; never forget your roots. Be yourself, stay humble, be kind, be grateful, make love an action…not a word. My mission is to help people from all walks of life, gain financial independence, while caring for the world around us. Learn how to earn. Make sure you have a meal, an income, clothes, a home and good health. There is no planet B. I’m a big fan of renewable resources, organic gardens and farming and hugging a tree. Helping our paw-legged friends in shelters, finding furever homes much faster. Same for birds, horses, donkeys, circus prisoners and liberating zoos. I am an excellent chef in my kitchen 😊 and I love baking (to put it mildly). My cakes and tarts are wickedly good and not being gluten intolerant is still my highlight of the previous decade! My downtime is spent walking, jogging, going to the beach, horse riding and playing golf. With over 38 years’ combined experience, accumulated by time spent in the corporate world and having 3 businesses over the years, I have a wealth of experience to share and utilize. Words, in a personal bio, aren't plentiful. Not to me, at least. I feel that the chances of someone reading about what your opinion is of yourself and BELIEVING it is remote. The tough part is that you don't know me, nor I you, yet I'm trying to “convince” you that what I say is who I am as a person and that what I say is what it is. The eyes are windows to the soul…that isn't exactly happening here, and that sense cannot always be replaced through words alone. So, the moral of the story is that what I list below as my key character traits, strengths, weaknesses, achievements, experience, etc. is in reality simply just that. Traits: Dedicated, honest, loyal, trustworthy, tenacious, dependable, creative, methodical, sense of integrity, ethical, tough but fair, empathetic, lighthearted and friendly. Strengths: Comfortable in a team environment or working independently, management, skills utilization, delegation, human relations, conflict resolution, analysis, strategizing, implementation, problem-solving, business administration. Weaknesses: Impatience, self-critique, injustice and rudeness stirs my temper, being micro-managed, cheesecake. Experience: Sales, sales management, customer relationship management, business administration, directorship and general management of 3 x businesses previously owned/co-owned. Summary: A self-starter who gets what's required done, pronto. I am self-motivated, enjoy new challenges and try my best to excel at what's before me. I love working with people, as this is simply my passion.