Meet the Team: Matshidiso Kekana, Events Manager at Workshop17 Firestation

Workshop17 Firestation Events Manager, Matchidiso Kekana

The community focussed, socially conscious, Matshidiso is our events manager at the Workshop17 Firestation in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

She has only been working for us for two months, but has already brought so much value to our team. Her open-minded, empathetic and loving nature has contributed to motivating our team to work together and embrace diversity. Cultural diversity, specifically, is the main reason she loves Johannesburg.

Matshidiso has a passion for people and previously worked for the hotel industry for ten years in the events department. She enjoys uniting people through their interests and has since continued this love by participating in charity events. She has a strong drive to give back to the community, which contributes to her favourite places being locations which are rich in history and appreciation for our country. These places include the Apartheid Museum and the Cradle of Humankind. Her strong will to help fellow South Africans can also be seen in her support of local street food markets in Tembisa. This market aims to support young and upcoming chefs who take the initiative to make Kasi foods. It is a wonderful initiative, where locals unite to embrace their cultures.

She is determined to inspire and help all, hence, she is also a motivational speaker and takes part in charity events at her church. Currently, she is organising a gala dinner to spoil those who are less fortunate. She is a true inspiration of an active community participant who gives her all to benefit others.

If she is not helping the community or working at Workshop17, then you can find her cooking and singing in the comfort of her own home. As much as she enjoys meeting new people, she also highly values quality family time and being a mother to her precious son. Her family is everything to her, and therefore, she always tries to be a great role model — a woman who achieves greatness, in both her work and in community involvement.

- post written by Jessica le Roux during her internship with us at Workshop17