SPEAKERS PROFILE - PEMLA MAKANDA


Pemla was born and raised in the friendly city, Port Elizabeth where she has attended the Russel Rhode Technical College and studied Electrical Engineering. During her time as a student she worked part-time at the Boardwalk casino and super sport bar. She moved to Cape Town in 2007 where she first worked in the property industry. Whenever a property was sold it was celebrated and it was during these celebrations that Pemla has tasted her first wine, a Chardonnay she recalls. This talented young lady also did paralegal, but after a reality check, she realised that people and sales is what makes her tick. She saw a job add at the One & Only as a hostess and immediately applied, unfortunately the job was already taken, however they have offered her a waitressing job which she gladly accepted. Not long before she was voted as best waitress by the guests and her colleagues. Now she has already successfully completed WSET level 1 and has a great appreciation of Pinot Noir. She would love to become a sommelier, sales rep or even sales manager and being the best in what she does.