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By Lita Currie Daniel Padiachy walks into the interview room at the McDonalds head office and grasps my hand in a firm handshake.  As we sit down at the table, I accidentally spill my coffee.  He

By Lita Currie At the McDonalds head office in Grayston road, Silindile smiles when I ask where the surname comes from.  “It’s part of the Zulu Chieftancy line,” she explains.  “Where I grew up in Mahlabathini

by Lita Currie The second thing that strikes me about Brigitte Da Gama, the HR Director for McDonald’s South Africa, is the calm energy that she brings into the room. The first is her engaging smile.

By Lita Currie Jenifer Hole meets me in the McDonald’s Offices in Sandton, where the well-known McDonald’s arches grace the reception area.  She works in Marketing for McDonald’s and has been with the company coming on

By Lita Currie Lynette David is the Customer Services Manager for HEINEKEN South Africa. As we sit down to the interview she explains that she’s had a full day of performance reviews. “Things at this company

By Lita Currie Mohau Modise welcomes me in the foyer of HEINEKEN South Africa. He is brimming with energy and shakes my hand enthusiastically. As we sit down in the meeting room, I notice his car

By Lita Currie Pam welcomes me with a warm smile and a hug because we used to be colleagues in another life.  Pam has been with HEINEKEN South Africa since April 2016.  Her role in HEINEKEN

By Lita Currie The Human Resource Director for HEINEKEN South Africa leads a busy life. My interview with her is telephonic because she had just landed from a trip. In response to my question of what she

By Marius Meyer Today it is 20 years since I arrived in Johannesburg from Cape Town.  I started to unpack all my boxes after a successful move. My mother was so kind to travel with me

By Megan Yates Independence, critical thinking and questioning were encouraged in my family. I fondly recall healthy debates around the family dinner table, where strong opinions and tough questions were always welcomed. This foundation allowed me