Meet Nombulelo Gumede and Nokwanda Ncube who joined SANBio/BioFISA II recently as interns. Nombulelo is from Eshowe, a small village in Kwa-Zulu Natal. She holds a National Diploma in Office Management and Technology and BTech in Business Administration from Durban University of Technology. She joins the Network as an Office Administrator Intern. Prior to joining SANBio/BioFISA II she worked at Durban Metro Police as the Administration Assistant intern.
“I am modest but hard working and I consistently set firm goals for myself. Everyday I work to improve myself and my skills. One of the biggest motivations for me to work at SANBio/BioFISA II Programme is that it provides me a wonderful opportunity to put my innovative skills to the test and to put my problem solving capabilities to the limit,” says Nombulelo.
When asked our trademark question of what natural organism describes her best, she replied: “I would be Inhanzi, a fish, the brain of which is protected by a braincase and an obvious head region with other organs. They exhibit greater species diversity than any other group of vertebrates. They are known to have a tranquil, calming effect on anyone who watches them glide.”
Our new Financial Administrator intern, Nokwanda Ncube, has a BCom in Finance from the University of Johannesburg. She is currently pursuing her Honours degree in Business Management through the University of South Africa. In 2014 she did an internship with Roscot Retail cc t/a Maga Accounts an accounting firm in Pietermaritzburg.
“As someone who is not afraid of challenges, I chose a career that was multifaceted and consistently growing and requires the time to continue learning,” said Nokwanda.
She further expressed her excitement of joining the SANBio/BioFISA II: “Since joining, in just few days I have already learnt a lot and am looking forward to making positive contributions. I am particularly impressed by the team’s commitment to giving new recruits responsibilities and providing them with the opportunity to be creative.”
When asked our trademark question of which indigenous plant or animal she would be, she replied with a smile: “I would be Mbali; a pleasant smelling rose that grows at its own pace. It stops growing in autumn, lies dormant in winter, blooms in spring and thrives in summer. This plant works with the seasons and never against them. It does not end its development at any time during its lifecycle.”
Welcome to the NEPAD SANBio/BioFISA II Programme Noks and Nombu!