Rapula Modikwane — ‘I was born to serve’


Rapula Modikwane
Rapula Modikwane

Rapula Modikwane thought he had taken early retirement until he was called by an old contact, in 2019, who knew his many years of experience in the hotel industry would be an asset to The Maslow Hotel in Sandton.

He joined the garden oasis hotel as assistant restaurant manager and is now food and beverage manager, having affected a service turnaround, using his experience garnered locally and abroad. 

Born in Kagiso in Krugersdorp in 1963, Mr Modikwane matriculated and found employment in a Rustenberg factory, as his family had no money to send him to university. In 1985, he went with a friend to Sun City and joined the queues of people looking for employment. “I was one of a few with a matric certificate and was taken aside and quizzed on what my hobbies were, and what I did in my spare time.”

Read his full story here.