We welcome five new colleagues at the Poynting Antennas head office in South Africa. From finance to engineering, marketing to operations – a wide variety of skills was added to the team in the last couple of months.

Onella Ntsume

Onella Ntsume

Creditors Clerk

Hi, I am Onella Ntsume. I’m the newly appointed Creditors Clerk at Poynting Antennas. With all the changes, losses and challenges…

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…of the previous year, this has been an exciting step to open up my year 2022.

I have always worked in the logistics and towing industries, so this is a very exciting step in my career as it is a completely different industry.

I hold an advanced Diploma in Financial management and hopefully will start and finish my Honours Degree in financial management this year.

I am grateful for the opportunity to add value to the company and look forward to growing within the company. I appreciate the team I am a part of, they have been very helpful and welcoming, and I look forward to a very productive working relationship.

Liza-Mari van Bemmel

Liza-Mari van Bemmel

Web Developer

Hi, I am Liza-Mari van Bemmel, I’m the newly appointed Web Developer at Poynting Antennas. I have almost …

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…13 years’ experience not only in web design / development but also in graphic design, printing, signage and much more.

I love being involved in all aspects within the company, new technologies and movements and offer my assistance in and around the office (I do not always do what my job title stipulates). I am very, very passionate to teach/share my knowledge with others.

In the past few years, I have had the privilege of working with big house names in South Africa (Huisgenoot, PriMedia Broadcasting, Sanral, WEIR Minerals) to name a few – these opportunities gave me the chance to evolve from a “self-centered” creative to a puzzle piece creative (where your ideas can spark another creative person to push their boundaries and their knowledge to a different level). To make your footprint count in the world you need to leave knowledge, wisdom, and solutions behind for others to develop from (even if it’s just a plain vanilla cake recipe).

I have a very quirky sense of humour but can also laugh just as hard to a slight-ish darker joke. Elvis Presley and Tom Waits (Rock) are my go-to music, but I do also appreciate Black Keys, ACDC and then anything Alternative Rock, POP, and good old-fashioned Classics.

I have a wonderful family of 3, married to my high school sweetheart, a gorgeous 2 almost 3-year-old little girl. Two AMAZING beagles and one Boer bull cross. We love going to dog parks, hiking and FOOD oh my word, we all (dogs included) love food! We are a Netherlands/South African household and are outside kind of people. I am part of a charity, Taking Hands Foundation, we assist children in a house of safety with daily necessities and school supplies.

My ambitions and goals are to live comfortably, evolve in a better developer/designer as the previous year and push industry boundaries.

It’s a very big privilege to be part of a company like Poynting that not only consider work important but the wellbeing of the employees as well.

I believe if I can imagine it with the support of my fellow colleagues and ambitions of the managing partners, we can move the world!

Heather Randall

Heather Randall

PA to the Executives

Hi, I am Heather Randall, the newly appointed PA to the Executives at Poynting Antennas. I hold a Diploma in Human…

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…Resources Management and I am a certified Skills Development Facilitator.

I have over 30 years’ experience in various areas of business including PA, administration, business development coordination, project coordination, marketing & events, human resources and learning & development.

I am a friendly, humble, caring and respectful person.  I take great pride in my work ethic and will jump in and assist wherever I am needed.  I get on with people from all walks of life and I have a great sense of humour!  I think these traits will benefit me at Poynting and add value to the Executives and my colleagues.

I am happily married to my husband Wayne.  We have 3 daughters, Brittany, Ajia and Erin and a grandson, Riley.

I spend a lot of time with my family, in my garden and doing DIY projects around the house.  On weekends we enjoy going for long motorbike rides and spending time away with friends.

Thank you to everyone for the incredibly warm welcome I received when joining.  One of the things that stood out for me from day one, is the company culture.  Wow!  The culture at Poynting Antennas is second to none!

I am grateful to be a part of the Poynting family and look forward to this new and exciting journey.

Marlene Nortje

Marlene Nortje

Operations Project Manager

Hi, I am Marlene Nortje. I’m the newly appointed Operations Project Manager at Poynting Antennas. I am an …

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…experienced Supply Chain Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and service industry.

I enjoy working with a wide diversity of people and I am result driven. Teamwork, respect and great company culture is key for me.

Poynting Antennas is where I started with my Telecommunications career, and I am super excited to be back and to be part of this great company.

I also enjoy being outdoors, hiking, camping or just enjoying nature. Family time is important, and seeing that time goes by so quickly, we try to make the most of it when we can.

I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of Poynting, and to add value wherever I can. I can’t wait to see what the future brings and what we will all accomplish during this time.

David Curtiss

David Curtiss

Jr RF Electrical Engineer

Hi, I am David Curtiss. I’m the newly appointed Jr RF Electrical Engineer at Poynting Antennas. I completed my Electrical …

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…Engineering degree at the end of 2021 and am eager to start working and applying my knowledge.

I worked with Poynting during my final year project, supervised by Dr Andre Fourie, and was extremely interested in the work they do.

I enjoy spending time rock climbing, swimming, and reading.

I am excited about the opportunity to learn more about RF Engineering and being able to contribute to the great work at Poynting.