MEET THE TEAM
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.
M m a t s a t s i P h a d i m e
Manager: 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.
Finance Assistant: Alimama Spaces
Qualifications: Higher Certificate in Business Principles and Practice (Varsity College), Btech 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 CFO Asante Makololo. Having a thorough academic 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 values of internal auditing, Ntobeko lives his professional career with the 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.
Quality Assurance Officer: Alimama Spaces
Qualifications: BA Political Science and Public Administration (NUL), Management Advancement Program (Wits Business School), PGDip-Business Management (Regenesys Business School)
Paballo Mokoqo is an entrepreneurial business professional with over 10 years of experience in the service environment, overseeing business activities and improving business functions. Over the years, Paballo has ventured into administration, operations, human resource, and brand management notably managing a bespoke cleaning and laundry service company. An ardent communicator with excellent client relationship-building competencies and proven capacity to manage projects.
Essential qualities that stand out in her approach to work are a positive attitude and leadership skills demonstrated by, among other outcomes, developing a cohesive, high-performance, high-efficiency team toward overall organizational success.
Experiences. Distinction. Attentiveness. – These have been the pillars of Paballo’s work across the years. Her joining Alimama Space is further extension of her pursuit to create quality experiences for others. In pursuance of Alimama Space’s mantra of “Creating absolutely amazing experiences for all our guests”, Paballo joins the Alimama Space as a quality assurance officer: bringing insights and her extensive experience in service environment to develop, implement, and manage processes to ensure that Alimama Spaces meet the required specifications for quality, function, and reliability for guests’ ultimate satisfaction.
Alimama Spaces Team
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, especially during these challenging times to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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
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.