Celebrating the Women of Morukuru – Meet Nomsa and Nonny

Throughout August, we are putting the flags out for all the Women of Morukuru. Why? Well, because it is Women’s month and the perfect time to showcase all our female colleagues who create magic at Morukuru family.

Meet Nomsa Gwente, part of our housekeeping team at Morukuru Family De Hoop.


Tell us where you were born. I was born on a farm in Port Alfred.

What’s the most important lesson you learned from your mum? My mum taught me not to depend on anyone - especially financially.

Housekeeping can be a challenge - what tips do you have for cleaning and organising? Don’t let things get out of control -  keep all areas clean at all times. This is something I practice also at my home.

When you were growing up - which women did you look up to? I always looked up to my mother.

In your spare time - what do you like to do? I like to exercise and watch gospel music shows.

How did you celebrate Women’s Day? I celebrated with my family over a special meal.

Nontembiso (Nonny) Melane is our superstar heading up our laundry. Nonny says having an empty laundry basket is the best feeling in the world!

What does Women’s Day mean to you? Women’s day means liberation and an opportunity to celebrate women's social, economic, cultural and political achievements.

Explain what your name means. Nontembiso means “Promise” in isiXhosa

Tell us about some of the influential women you have had in your life. I don’t have to look very far - my mother and aunties were very inspirational to me.

Tell us about a favourite family recipe you learned from your gran or your mum. My favourite recipe is rice with vegetables and chicken curry.

How long have you worked at Morukuru family De Hoop? I have been working at Morukuru since 2018, making it 4 years.

Where is your favourite place in the whole world? The Western Cape has a special place in my heart.

Morukuru Family De Hoop is staffed by phenomenal women- do you feel like you are part of a family? Indeed, I do feel like part of a family here!