She is the director and manager of the company and started the business 20 years ago. She has more than 25 years local work experience and is responsible for the placements, general welfare of each intern and communication. Karin has a degree in Communication & Public Relations and Food & Clothing Technology and worked for national firms before embarking on this adventure. Karin just loves her job, working with the different students. With office hours from 7h00 to 24h00 she needs many cups of tea a day to keep her going.
She describes herself as a mother, a wife and a "normal" person.... Dianne is a funny, dedicated and very capable lady. Born in the Eastern Cape Province, she has spent most of her adult life in Cape Town. Her experience is in administration, the banking industry and working with children in her later years. Dianne and her family are very active in her church. Her interests are crafts, reading... and she loves anything with "words". Her office motto of "Keep calm and enjoy tea" fits in perfectly in the office.
He started working with XChange several years ago just after he arrived in South Africa from Malawi and soon crawled very deep in our hearts. Wesley is a Christian with the biggest smile on his face. He is friendly, helpful and assertive and assumes responsibility for maintenance of our properties, overseeing maintenance done by contractors and assisting with the preparation of rooms for new arrivals. He stays amongst our students and has recently started surfing. He occasionally takes the students hiking and keeps a watchful eye on the students.He is also a keen bodybuilder.
Unathi is part of our cleaning and maintenance team. She is responsible for management of some of our houses. Unathi has a soft and calm personality and is a pleasure to work with. She has been part of our family for a good 20 years now.
Pele is our local contact guide for any township tours in Cape Town. He has been working alongside us for years now and is a reliable contact to have if you have any queries or information regarding township tours.