We are Team Ayoba!

We are Team Ayoba!

There are many exciting things lined up at the Ridge Casino such as shows with top local performers, great offers at our food and beverage outlets and some cash and cars in between.

One of the exciting snippets is that a new Marketing Manager has been appointed after Sharika Betts took up a job offer at the Silverstar Casino.

Stepping in Sharika’s boots is the very bubbly Marina Coetzee.

Get It caught up with Marina over a cup of coffee.

Born and bred in the beautiful town of Barberton, Marina would never have thought that the road would bring her to the City of Coal.

Marina enjoys the outdoors and to trade in her heels for a set of cycling shoes, “you can call me a social mountain biker”.

After completing her BCom Marketing and Tourism studies and finishing her Honours in Marketing and Entrepreneurship she started her journey with Tsogo Sun at the Emnotweni Casino in Nelspruit.

But it was not long before she got a chance in the Customer Relationship Marketing division here at The Ridge Casino.

“I was nervous when I first landed here. But I got an awesome mentor as part of the package,” Marina said.

Sharika took her under her wing and moulded Marina into a leader with strong values and a clear vision.

“Sharika taught me to listen to listen and not listen to answer.”

Armed with these valuable lessons Marina has taken up the reins at the popular casino.

Marina has an awesome team supporting her.

This is how she sees the people working alongside her to give patrons of The Ridge an exceptional experience when they visit the casino. Goodman Khumalo is our spontaneous en energetic colleague. Goodman is living out the brand. The only thorn between all the beautiful, colourful ‘marketing roses’, and we love him for that.

The very stylish Nomthandazo Sithole always has a witty comment ready. This lady is young, ambitious and a go getter. She is someone who drives projects and ensures that the outcome is positive

Agnes Morena has been here since our Champion Casino days. She knows the business and the people inside and out. She is our go to person, someone we can rely on, someone who gets the job done. She is a special lady indeed.

Sakhile Thabethe is without a doubt the life of the party. Our blue hair kind of girl. She is tough on the outside, but such a small and loving heart. Our party starter and our team’s biggest supporter

Desiree Mahlangu is the baby in our marketing family. Desiree is driven, passionate and eager to learn. Desiree has mastered the microphone and now there is no stopping her. She just loves the sound of her own voice

Caroline Kgotso defines finesse, grace and elegance. She is a perfectionist and really good negotiator.

Nonhlanha Thabethe is the most beautiful woman inside and out with a humble personality. Nonhlanhla is passionate about her work, friends and family and a true inspiration to those around her.

Meraksha Padayachy is driven and somewhat of a mother figure to the rest of her team. Meraksha is beautiful, caring and also a perfectionist. She keeps us all together, also one of our team’s biggest supporters.

With a team like this behind her, there is no doubt that Marina can only but reach for the skies.

Next time you visit The Ridge go say hallo to Marina and her team that are always there to welcome you with the hospitality that you deserve at The Ridge Casino where there is something for everyone to do.



Get it Middelburg – October 2018

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