Christmas comes early for long-serving Maropeng staff

  • September 22, 2009

Tony Rubin, Cecelia Britz, Jacques Deysel and Albertina Mbetheni.

When the Maropeng Visitor Centre opened its doors to the public on December 7, 2005, five of the current staff members were there to witness this monumental occasion. Yesterday, September 22, these staff were honoured with a long service award.

They are Cecilia Britz, cashier at the ticket office, Jacque Deysel, caretaker at Sterkfontein Caves, Albertinah Mbetheni, cook at the Sterkfontein Caves restaurant, Christinah Motsomi, cook at the Market Place restaurant, and Diane Naude, financial accountant at Maropeng. All started their Maropeng careers at the Sterkfontein Caves, and when the Visitor Centre opened they all relocated to work there.

They all work as part of the Maropeng family and are dedicated to their jobs. This loyalty is being rewarded with certificates and gifts.

It is written in their faces that they are competitive employees; they have been working hard for five years for the company. In the picture they are holding their certificates of devotion and loyalty.


Christinah Motsome, Diane Naude and Tony Rubin

Their performance has contributed to Maropeng becoming one of the best tourist attractions in the tourism industry.

“Long service benefits the company, with people who respect and love the company. The awards are a way of showing our appreciation for good work,” says Tony Rubin, managing director of Maropeng.

“I feel very happy. I have no words to say,” says Christinah.

Diane says: “I feel very glad that I have been here for five years. I’ve seen a lot of people coming and going.”

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