Thivesan is a qualified CA (SA) and holds a Bcom (Accounting) degree, completed summa cum laude and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (PDGA) from UKZN, having achieved Deans Commendations in all three years of his undergraduate studies.
She began her career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers where she spent six years gaining valuable auditing and accounting experience. Lauren then moved into commerce where she was employed by various companies including Gray Security Services, Chubb Security, Lithotech, Virgin Mobile, Gearhouse and Finwood Papers.
Lauren is a qualified FCIS (Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators) and received her diploma in 1995.
Prior to joining Vantage, she worked for PSTM Chartered Accountants as a junior accountant/auditor. Karabo holds a Bachelors of Accounting degree from UJ (obtained in 2015) and Postgraduate diploma in Applied Accounting Science, from UNISA (2019). She is also affiliated with the Institute of Accounting and Commerce.
Prior to her time at African Alliance she spent five years at LegalWise, working as a Legal Secretary while studying Paralegal Studies through the University of Johannesburg.
In 1992, she joined the Southern Sun Hotels & Holiday Inn Group, where she gained experience in guest relations & front office management. In 1998 she joined Capital Partners, a private equity company, which later merged with Capital Alliance Group to become Brait SA Ltd.
Maggie also worked for the Consulate Office of the Republic of Guyana where she served as an Executive Assistant. Maggie is also a member of CIDA Campus as a mentor to historically disadvantaged youths.
She has a Secretarial diploma, a diploma in Frontline Public Relations, a diploma in Business English, and a diploma in Customer Relations (Damelin College).
Cape Town Office Manager
Prior to that, she worked in customer services in various retail outlets for a period of eight years. She obtained diplomas in Office and Business Administration in 2009 and in Human Resource Management in 2017.