Sweet, soft-spoken and funny are just some of the words one would use to describe Zama Maphango. She is the Account Manager at Maverick Mind, but there is so much more to her. She will read you like church lady reading bible scriptures on Easter Sunday if you don’t “getcho life” which is her favourite line.
Zama was born in Johannesburg and grew up in Dube, Soweto later moving to the South of Johannesburg to Walkerville, where she’s been a resident for 20 years now. She did her primary studies at Aloe Ridge Primary and later completed at Queens High.
On why she chose a career in digital marketing, Zama says because it is an industry that is yet to fully ‘take off’ in South Africa, she was hyped about being a part of it and wanted to be part of those actively taking part in its establishment “I see myself as a nurturer and I love to see things grow” she said.
She has been with Maverick Mind for 7 months now and she says she can recall her first day on the job, she says she was supposed to come in at 8:30 to sign her contract but she showed up 30 minutes late, but before she knew it, she was already attending meetings and has enjoyed every aspect of her job since then, “I enjoy the atmosphere in the office, my colleagues and the final outcome, when you know you’ve given it your all and the client is happy with the finished product.
In her spare time she says she enjoys cooking, singing, watching reality TV shows, sleeping, eating and Tamar Braxton.
When asked where she sees herself in the next 5 years she lets out a chuckle, says she hasn’t thought that far ahead yet and then says she sees herself still being a part of Maverick Mind, just on a bigger scale, with many titles to her name and she wants to see Maverick Mind becoming one of the biggest agencies in Sub-Saharan Africa.