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Jordan-Lee Odams


Jordan-Lee grew up in Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal and studied a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English Studies, Art and History at Stellenbosch University. She then went on to do her postgraduate studies in Marketing and Advertising Communications at Red and Yellow in ...

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on The Rise Of Raen

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May you excell even more Raen! Hard work and a positive attitude pays off.

Raen is wonderful! What a great article.

First of all, thank you for this wonderful story Jordan Lee. It clearly illustrates the commitment Londolozi has made to work with the government and local agencies in order to train South African youth in the hospitality industry, to assist them in finding meaningful work, hopefully thwarting a downward spiral of unemployment. Everyone deserves an opportunity to learn and it appears that your colleague took the extra steps to make himself a “poster child” for what a helping hand can do, seeing a future.
Congratulations Raen on your achievements and all the best for a very happy 2023!

Cultivating and developing staff skills are critical factors in successful leadership. Londolozi does it right!

What a wonderful, feel good story to close out 2022! I look forward to meeting Raen when I am next at Varty Camp in May 2023. Best to everyone!!! Lindy

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Congratulations, Raen. And Happy New Year.

Three cheers for Raen and all his accomplishments, and equal praise for all of you at Londolozi who make these opportunities available and support these young people!! Happy New Year!!!

Jordan-Lee, Thanks for sharing Raen’s story! It’s wonderful to continue to see the commitment from Londolozi to create opportunities like the ones provided to Raen. We look forward to meeting him on our next visit!

Congratulations to Raen on all of his accomplishments- it’s a shining example of hard work pays off!

Well do to you Raen. Hard work pays of in the end. Congrats are in order. So good to see Londolozi taking part in YES program.

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Well done Raen, I’ve seen one example of a similar story , where a young Masai joined as a night porter and now is camp manager and is now a partner in the business.

Thanks Jordan, it is always wonderful to here about Londolozi’s efforts in improving the lives of all those they are in contact with.

This man is a treasure in the team!

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