Willa Brandt, a devoted worker since 1993

18 April 2019 | People

Evany van Wyk

Willa Brandt is born and bred in Windhoek, and is the epitome of what we need in the workforce of today. Brandt attended Ella du Plessis High School and started her first job at Premier Milling while the country was still under South African rule. She prides herself in staying loyal and making the workplace a safe and friendly environment. “Things such as discrimination are a no-go for me,” Brandt said.

She has been working for Namibia Media Holdings for the past 26 years. She was first assigned to the mailroom and was later moved to the finance department, however her work in the mailroom called out to her and she went back. Today, her job title is Mailroom Supervisor and she is happier than ever with what she has achieved. Brandt has over 20 people working under her and she is doing a great job, seeing as we read the paper every day. “I really enjoy what I do, it’s a challenge and I never shy away from anything,” says Brandt.

Her workload is very heavy during the first two weeks of the month, but it quietens down for about a week. She is responsible for making sure the production process of newspapers, flyers etc., is finished and they are ready to distribute. Motivating staff and keeping an organised and efficiently flowing work pace is also important.

It is a fast pace at which they have to work and a lot of difficult hours, but delivering a good service is what drives Brandt. She is definitely someone the young people can learn a thing or two from.

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