Meet Candice Verwey, the new administrative officer at Innovus’s intellectual property division.
Born and bred in the tiny town of Saron at the foot of the majestic Saronsberg between Porterville and Tulbagh, she had to leave this idyllic town to stand on her own feet after writing matric. She landed a job in Wynberg and immediately started saving to study for her Diploma in Office Management and Technology at the Cape University of Technology.
Her working life saw her being employed by one of South Africa’s first online book stores, Kalahari.net, and the popular Aleit events group in Somerset West. She also worked as a financial assistant in various companies before COVID came and decided to stay at home for a while to raise her son and daughter.
“I’ve always wanted to work for the University in a creative position and in a place where I can learn every day,” says Candice. “I would love to stay here forever and retire here. I feel at home.”
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