Pamela Ngidi, affectionately known to many as Aunty Pam is responsible for keeping our facilities at the AMS King Shaka Base in a neat and tidy condition. Aunty Pam has been part of the team for 12 years, she always wears a smile on her face and enjoys socialising. Here’s a look into her world.
Tell us about yourself: “I was born in KwaMaphumulo and grew up in Durban (in Mlazi Township). I completed my Matric in 1986 at Ezindongeni Adult Centre. I am a very friendly person who laughs a lot and enjoys socialising with people.
Were you in any other trade before? “I worked for Check-Med Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Assistant for 15 years.”
Why did you choose to join the AMS? “While I was growing up my wish was always to be a Doctor one day. Unfortunately, this did not realise, so when I received the opportunity to work at AMS I was thrilled to know I will be working amongst doctors.”
If you could master one skill you don’t have right now, what would it be? “To drive my own car.”
What do you do in your spare time? “I clean my house, I go to church and teach Sunday school.”
If you could have dinner with five famous people from history, who would they be? “My Family, as all my children stays in Johannesburg.”
What do you enjoy most about your job? “Someone can look at me and see a strong woman but I am also a sensitive person.”
What is on your bedside table? “My Bible and my phone.”
When your friends/family find out what you do, what do they say or ask? “They are excited and want to come fly.”
What has been the happiest day of your life? “The graduation of my children.”
What is your greatest indulgence? “A Steers Burger.”
What is the one thing, you can’t live without? “Water.”
Which animal do you feel best describes you and why? “A cow, because cows are providers (you get milk, meat, leather etc.) just like me at the workplace as well as my home.”
Best piece of advice anyone ever gave you? “Pray and be patient.”
Do you have a life goal? “To complete my house.”