The founder of Wize Books and the driver behind the brand – a born entrepreneur who was called to do business from a very young age. He has an incredible passion for people and contagious enthusiasm for life which ignited the Wize Books brand into what it is today.
After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2009, he exchanged the life of bean counter for whatever his team requires of him – never afraid to jump in and lead from the front in getting his hands dirty. According to him nothing is impossible – so, never fear when Hechter is near!
The foundation player in the Wize Books management team and brain in the engine room with an IQ higher than that of the entire Wize Books team combined – not to say that the team is less than great, but Hettie takes the definition of sharpness to a new level, working like a machine with no RAM, CPU or hard drive limitations! She qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011 and obtained her MCom in 2014.
Hettie loves working behind the scenes and accompanied by a freshly brewed cup of coffee, she ensures that things happen on time, every time!
The best 4–legged family and staff members! Roxy – always showing the utmost obedience, discipline and an eagerness to please. She has been appointed as Head of Intelligence & Tactics responsible for deployment of the Security STRIKE team.
Max – armed with tenacity and the heart of a lion with no challenge too big. He is the Bismarck du Plessis of the doggy world and will run straight over any potential/possible threat. Consequently, Max has been appointed as Head of Security STRIKE team.
Jenny has brought loads of bookshop expertise to the Wize Books playground. She is the order and chase "guru" who ensures that your book gets ordered, gets a space on that UK jetliner and when it arrives sends you an SMS to put a smile on your face.
Jenny is the centre pillar of the middle management team – smiling while she takes the driver's seat. NO work is too hard for her. If needs be, she will move a pallet of 200 boxes quicker than two forklifts.
Jenny’s motto: "If it is to be, it's up to me".
Melissa Vorster has completed her BCom Marketing degree at the University of Pretoria last year. She is currently the customer service supervisor and also responsible for marketing Wize Books. Because of her passion for people, one can understand why client services come so naturally through an energetic and bubbly personality as Melissa’s!!
Marketing on the other hand is what keeps her mind active and creative. Her motto in life is "not doing what you love, but rather love what you do". We all deserve to enjoy the way we spend our days.
Tawanda will find a book in "HIS" warehouse while sleep walking! He dreams of books at night and can work like a Hilux 4 x 4-Bakkie with the exception (fortunately, of course) of drinking or demanding any diesel!
Tawanda is a soul brother who has been with Wize Books from the very first day of business – a part of the furniture or should we rather say part of the steel containers?
Mr T, always willing and serving with passion, plays an integral part in getting your book/s ready – from arrival to handover.
Valecia, the woman that makes things happen! Standing for service delivery, she ensures that our corporate clients and schools get the best service in the country, on par with the best in the world!
Valecia qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. She is a mother who leads our corporate sales division on a part–time basis. Whether you are a small business, a huge corporate or just have a few employees, Valecia will look after your business or school's needs – even if you are situated in Knoppiesdraai!
What is age? Oom Johan decided that he is way too young to retire... "Retirement villages are for old people", therefore he decided to assist the Wize Books team in the development or improvement of internal processes while ensuring that internal controls are adhered to.
Apart from a formal background as an accountant he has 33 years’ experience in all aspects of taxation. He was born with a heart to serve and leads by example in whatever he tackles! When he eventually gets "older" (in his terms), he wants to tour the entire South Africa, visiting every single little town in this beautiful country of us!
Chuck Norris came all the way from the US of A to try to become a Wize Books team member – HE WAS just not cool enough! He persevered so we decided to make him part of our SECURITY TEAM!
Chuck Norris destroyed the periodic table, because he only recognises the element of surprise. Don’t get on the wrong side of his guns!