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Robert Manson

Founder: Alimama Spaces

Qualifications:). NMP, MAP, PGDip-Business Administration, MBA-Strategy Execution- (Wits University). Master of Philosophy- International Business- (University of Pretoria- GIBS). Master’s Degree in Data Science- Big Data and Data Analytics- (University of Liverpool). PGDip- Futures Studies (University of Stellenbosch). Board Leadership Program- (University of Pretoria- GIBS). Executive Leadership Program- (Oxford University- Saïd Business School). Digital Disruptive Strategy Program- (Harvard Business School). PgDip- Finance (UCT-GSB).

Robert Manson founded Alimama Spaces in 2015 after gaining experience working for blue-chip multinationals like Altron, IBM, Microsoft, and others. He started his professional career as a gardener, later worked as a security guard, got fired after he was caught sleeping on the job. Soon after being fired, he started working in a call centre for Protea Hotels selling Prokard membership where he spent 5 years of his life building a profile for himself while aggressively pursuing academic studies- currently doing his fourth master’s degree in global finance.

Apart from his academic qualifications, he is also a member of the institute of directors with IoDSA and a certified director.

He has continued climbing the corporate ladder to an executive level where he is currently an executive at a global multinational.

He has been the brains behind Alimama spaces’ phenomenal growth since its inception.

His bold vision is to be the biggest shared economy entrepreneur not only in South Africa but across the continent, leveraging on digital platforms like Airbnb as well as digital disruptions across different industries. This model has also assisted him in building a sizable real estate portfolio across the country.

He believes that Airbnb and other digital platforms are the future and will continue disrupting traditional businesses that are not willing to innovate and offer unique experiences to consumers.   

He and his team live by one mission in mind and that's “creating absolutely amazing experiences for all our guests” being hosted at anyone of my   spaces. 

Fun time for Robert is spent on reading, spontaneous travelling, sucker for pain in getting qualifications and is crazily in love with Chelsea Football Club and daily meditation is his spiritual healing.

















Zethu   Ndlovu


Chief of Staff: Alimama Spaces


Qualifications: Bachelor of Communication Science (University of South Africa) 

Zethu Ndlovu is an experienced Project Manager and Administrator with over 16 years professional experience from a range of companies like Statistics South Africa, AdaptIT, GIBB Engineering, Airbus Helicopters, Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa, and others . She has detailed knowledge of business terminologies and standard practices. Committed, passionate with a focus on professionalism. She has extensive knowledge in office management  and proven personnel management skills, with equal ability in lead and support roles. Competencies include record keeping, document management, personnel support and report presentation.’


Zethu joins Alimama Spaces as the Chief of Staff with the eagerness to help grow the business and create a great working environment for the team to thrive in their respective roles. She is a great team player and always put the needs of others first which makes her a great fit in our organization and her role.


She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking and attending  social events from time to time.

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M m a t s a t s i   P h a d i m e


Head of Operations: Alimama Spaces


Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce in Mathematics & Economics (University of Witwatersrand)


Mmatsatsi Phadime joins Alimama Spaces as an experienced Project Administrator with over 10 years professional experience from a range of companies including listed and public sector entities. She has gained extensive experience in planning and implementing complex projects utillising different methodologies. She is a problem solver and have gained the ability to communicate at different levels and to build solid relationships with all stakeholders in order to deliver against expectations.


With all the gained experience over the years, Mmatsatsi joins Alimama Spaces operations teams with the eagerness to learn and grow into becoming a valuable asset within Alimama Spaces. Mmatsatsi’s involvement within the team includes but not limited to the following: management of guests; collaboration with finance, operations and housekeeping to resolve various issues. Also, she will be continuously assisting with increasing digital presence of Alimama Spaces.


Mmatsatsi is a team player with decision making capabilities as well as a coach to other team members. She is skilled at analysis, planning and implementation of solutions that support business objectives.


She is a people's person, an inquisitive and confident lady with a high focus on delivery. She enjoys, jogging, reading, spending time with individuals close to her heart.


Motto she lives by: Be as interested as you are interesting.














Faith Magongwa

Operations Assistant: Alimama Spaces


Qualifications: Occupational Health And Safety


Faith Magongwa joined Alimama Spaces in May 2021 as an Operations Assistant. She aims to attract new clientele and maintain positive client relations.

She holds a Diploma qualification in Occupational, Health, Safety and Environmental Quality.


She prides herself in being able to plan and execute events successfully. Her experience in retail also equips her with interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

She describes herself as a kind, fun and talkative person with an eye for fashion and decor.

She spends her spare time with family, traveling and cooking.

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Mpho Phahlang

Operations Assistant: Alimama Spaces


Qualifications: BA Corporate & Marketing Communications (University of the Free State)


Mpho joins Alimama spaces with ten years of corporate expertise in many disciplines of marketing communications. She has extensive knowledge in branding management, advertising, public relations, internal communications, stakeholder engagement, employee engagement and wellness, digital transformation and events management, among other things.

She has experience working for SMMEs, multinational organisations, government ministries and UN secretariats. Her most prominent accomplishments include establishing Agile working practises and guiding the digital transformation of more than 300 Vodacom Lesotho workers. Mpho also oversaw behavioural change communications for below- and above-the-line marketing when she was at the National COVID-19 Secretariat.

 Mpho places a high value on her spirituality and beliefs. She regards herself as an ambivert and keeps a very small social circle. Her interests include interior home décor, improving  her culinary skills and a slight obsession with cleaning.

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Suku Dlamini

Operations Assistant: Alimama Spaces

Qualifications: High School Certificate

Sukoluhle Dlamini is one of the youngest employees at Alimama Spaces and one of the longest-tenured,also known as Lilly. She made my debut into the working class when she joined the housekeeping crew in 2018.She gained an understanding of the business fundamentals at this time. Her ability to grow within the business was rapidly acknowledged, and in October 2021,she was transferred to operations as evidence of Alimama’s commitment to nurturing talents. She is always striving to learn and grow in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.

She has established herself as a strong salesperson because of her lively and outgoing nature, which is not limited to her social circles. She has ambitions to acquire formal sales and marketing abilities has risen as a result of this.

She loves travelling and Cape Town particularly has a special place in my heart. My love for fashion and beauty are evident. She's always found laughing without a hair out of place!

Ntobekko Dlamini

Head of Finance: Alimama Spaces

Qualifications: Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice (Varsity College), BTech Degree in Internal Auditing (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)

Ntobeko Mtshamba joined Alimama Spaces in November 2021 as a Finance Assistant. He works closely with the Operations Team and the Chief of Staff Zethu Ndlovu. Having a thorough background in the financial sector, Ntobeko has an enthused inclination for the practice of accounting. He seeks to be an industry expert in the near future.

Heavily influenced by the values of internal auditing, Ntobeko lives his profession with following codes of ethics: Integrity, objectivity, confidentiality, and competency. He consistently practices his duties across the financial sector with these values as his anchors.

Ntobeko’s past role was that of a Financial Advisor at an Agency of Old Mutual. The role exposed him to the six-step financial planning framework and to helping people who value financial well-being achieve their lifetime financial goals. This brought him contentment as he is a person who appreciates financial security.

He enjoys reading, watching competitive sports and occasionally attending social events.

Leina Manson

Housekeeping Manager: Alimama Spaces

Qualification: Bachelor in Business Administration.


Leina Manson  or Lei as she has become affectionately known by the team joined Alimama Spaces from its inception as part of the housekeeping staff coming from a sales background hungry for new opportunities and throughout the years demonstrated great discipline and dedication which saw her move from housekeeping to housekeeping Manager, which is a role she has been thriving in for the past 4 years.


Lei Ensured that housekeeping and laundry staff are trained in all services, including cleaning procedures to rival hotel standards. Established a highly effective system to manage the work schedule for the team and work as a bridge between housekeeping and Operations.

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Caleb Mapetere

Maintainance Manager/Driver: Alimama Spaces

Qualification: High School certificate, Valid South African drivers license.


Caleb Mapetere joined Alimama Spaces as a driver/ maintenance manager who has proven to be a valuable asset to Alimama spaces. Has a very strong work ethic supported with 7 years driving experience. Outgoing driver proficient in safe operations, passenger transportation and inclement weather driving. Excellent communicator and problem solver with a solid track record in the field and an outstanding safety background.


A family man who is always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done.

Meet the team set out to make the best out of your experience and stay with us. From operations, finance, maintenance and most importantly, housekeeping, this is the team making it happen. 

Cleanliness has always been top of mind for us at Alimama Spaces, and we know that it is fundamental to a great guest experience.

We care about our guests and aim to create amazing experiences through clean digital spaces. Our housekeeping team is well equipped and ready to ensure that you stay in a clean place.

Making your stay an easy, affordable, and clean one because #HomeIsAClickAway

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