We profile a member of our team in every issue of our newsletter. This month’s spotlight is ANELISIWE MPAKA, our face of AfriServ, our RECEPTIONIST.
Tell us something about yourself in a few lines.
Thank you very much for giving me this golden opportunity. My name is Anelisiwe Mpaka and I am hard working, a go-getter, and an independent lady. I am absolutely passionate about working with people.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
I have a few reasons to get out of bed in the morning; my very first reason would have to be my daughter, Oluhle; I am privileged to provide and care for her. My second and equally important reason is to pursue my own goals for achieving success, both personally and professionally. I always strive to do better and to be a better person, and add value to my community.
If you could change one thing that could make the world a better place, what would it be?
It would definitely have to be crime, and the high levels of it in KTC, which is part of the greater Nyanga Township, where I live. I have been exposed to too many violent crimes in my area. Crime is one element in our society I would definitely love to change.
What is your role at AfriServ?
I am the receptionist here at AfriServ. However, my role is not limited only to the role of receptionist (phone calls, boardroom bookings, stationery orders, and such); I also assist with weekly, bi-weekly, and fortnightly payroll for all our on-site staff.
What does working at AfriServ mean to you?
Working at AfriServ means another opportunity for me to be able to provide for my daughter, as well as a chance to learn and to grow as an individual. Moreover, it is an opportunity for me to pursue my dreams.