Welcome to our team
“Travel. As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.” And this is exactly what our newest addition to the AMS team loves to do – Travel!
We welcome Gugu Ngwema to the AMS family as Assistant Financial Manager. Gugu hails from Umtata in the Eastern Cape.
She brings with her a BCom Honours Degree and a wealth of knowledge gained at BMW Financial Services and Associated Motor Holdings based in Gauteng before moving down to Cape Town to take up a job as Accountant for the Healthcare Fund at the National Bargaining Council.
We got chatting to Gugu and here’s a little peep into her world …
Why the move from Gauteng to Cape Town: “I fell in love with Cape Town while on holiday. I came across the advert for Accountant at the National Bargaining Council, applied for the job and got it. I moved to Cape Town in 2014.”
How has life been in Cape Town: “It has been very lonely without my family, but my advantage was that I came at a time in my life where I was mature, I wanted a laid back life. I miss my family but we do make time to see each other. I found Cape Town to offer a good quality of life. For now I’m loving Cape Town, I love the beauty it offers, the places and adventures the City holds.”
What is on your bedside table: “Lots of books and television series.”
What do you do in your spare time: “Besides travelling, I am a half marathon runner, I love to read and watch movies. I love fine dining, I love beautiful things. Because I am an Account I am prudent at spending, I love shopping but it has to make sense.
Which side of Cape Town do you reside in: “Sunningdale in Table View but I am planning to look for a place in the Northern Suburbs soon.”
What do you hope to achieve in your portfolio within in the organisation: “I aim to improve my skill base & in the process add value to the organisation and get to know the rest of the team. And of course to advance my career.”
Why AMS: “It’s a very interesting organisation that serves people, more importantly serves souls – providing healthcare to save lives.”
Do you have a motto: “To leave a place better than what I found it.”
Are you a winter or summer person: “I am a summer person, I love being outdoors!”
Any academic plans: “I plan to do my MBA or Master’s Degree next year”.
Welcome aboard Gugu, we trust your journey with us will be an enjoyable one!