What I like most about my work is the employment and capacity building opportunities we create within Progressus. Each new project provides a chance to employ people some who are well qualified but could not find employment anywhere. We get the opportunity to train them and provide them with solid work experience. Interviewers often work for us on 3 or 4 projects and then based on their experience and new knowledge find permanent employment. More rewarding than anything is bumping into old fieldworkers learning about their success, knowing that the learner has surpassed its master, I love South Africa and I love working here.
Reathe has obtained a Masters degree in Research Psychology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She has completed her Masters internship under the guidance of Dr. Ineke Meulenberg-Buskens from the Netherlands, at the Human Sciences Research Council (1992). Reathe has been the co-owner of Progressus since its inception in 1993. Her research experience includes both qualitative and quantitative work.
Motlalepule Tsepe has obtained a Diploma in Education from the SA College of Teachers Education. She started working at Progressus in 2002, and was soon promoted to senior researcher. She became a shareholder in 2012. Since 2002 Motlalepule has managed various research projects for Progressus, including Rental and Customer Satisfaction surveys for the JHC, as well as various other community based surveys in Johannesburg as well as other areas of South Africa. In the period working for Progressus Motlalepule has managed surveys on behalf of 2 International Donor organizations (Family Health International, USA and INSERM, France).
Cornelius has obtained an Honours Degree (B Admin) from the University of the Free State. He started working at Progressus in 2005, and was soon promoted to senior researcher and became a shareholder in 2012. Cornelius has first-hand experience of the South African township community and political structures. His knowledge and experience in these structures renders him an excellent negotiator on community and political level. Since 2005 Cornelius has managed various research projects for Progressus, including Rental and Customer Satisfaction Surveys for the JHC and other community based surveys in Johannesburg and other areas of South Africa.