City Logistics Empowers Women

“Her soul is fierce, her heart is brave, her mind is strong.” –Unknown

At City Logistics we strive to build a positive and empowering work environment, which allows greater productivity and drive to go the extra mile for our customers.

We are proud of the progress we have made to empower women, particularly within our own workforce to achieve sustainable development in the Retail Logistics Industry.

Get to know some of City Logistics’ phenomenal women. 

City Logistic’s Female Linehaul drivers:

Brightness Ntombela (Linehaul driver)

Brightness started her driving career with Mercedes-Benz through a service provider agency assisting with the movement of vehicles in the workshop, and wash-bay, and getting vehicles ready for delivery. 

Brightness then ventured off into the container and refrigeration market where she worked in three big organizations and transitioned from a local to a long-distance driver and spent many hours on the open road between Durban, Johannesburg, and Cape Town gaining a wealth of knowledge and enjoying the South African national freeways and beautiful scenery.  

Ncamisile Jili (Linehaul driver)

Ncamisile is based at our Linehaul Durban depot as a Linehaul Driver. She joined the City Logistics family in May 2023. 

I grew up in uMzimkhulu, I am the last born in my family of three children. Driving has been my dream as a young girl and to change perception about a woman’s role in the logistics industry. Over the years women have been kept in offices as administrators and seen as not capable of driving the trucks or face challenges that come with driving a truck. This inspired me to change this and to show the world that we can do it as well. I love truck driving as it a male dominant career and most women are fearful of the challenge that it comes with. I love challenges hence I chose this career.    

City Logistics’ Debtors/ Billing clerk at Head Office- Anneli Mynhardt

Anneli has been in the Logistcis industry for more than 30 years and has been part of the City Logistics family for 12 years. She started off as a Debtors Clerk for the City Linehaul division when everything was still processed manually! 

“work smarter and not harder” is her motto so she has worked with City Logistics’ software developers to have all processes automated. 

Over the years she has learned as much as she could about the operational procedures and have found some areas where we could improve and so she again teamed up with the software developers and worked on improvements and on automating the invoicing process. We now have automated invoicing on about 80% to 90% of our customers billing!  

Her future aspirations are to continue with process improvements. She takes pride in her work and does it to the best of her abilities.She is a team player that wants what is best not just for the company but for her fellow colleagues as well.

“When I am not Anneli the Billing/debtors Clerk, I am Anneli the Adventurer, Partner Mother and Grandmother (“Oumum” according to my Granddaughter). I enjoy photography and birding in my spare time. I love nature as it brings me inner peace. I find a lot of pleasure in finding the beautiful things in life and capturing the moment. I also often do beach cleanups in my hometown Durban.  I enjoy the gym and believe that a healthy body is a healthy mind.”

Operations Manager- Zalisa Mkentani

Zalisa is our Operations Manager at City Logistics’ East London Depot. She joined the City Logistics family in 2018 and was promoted to her current role in just 3 years!

Zalisha provides support to her management team on the operations side and assists supervisors in meeting deadlines with deliveries and collections.

We are so proud of this phenomenal woman. She is a motivated individual who is in a constant pursuit of her personal development. She works hard and is an asset to the City Logistics East London depot. 

HR Training Officer- Nondumiso Mncube

Nondumiso is City Logistics HR Training Officer at Head Office Durban. She has been with City Logistics since 2019 and is now one of the key team members who makes sure that City Logistics’s staff keeps up to date with all their training ensuring continuous learning to provide our customers with innovative technology and superior quality, value and service.

“I am a 24 year old female who finished in 2017 at Kloof High School and started a learnership at City Logistics in 2019. I have grown greatly at City and have gained a lot of knowledge. I’m looking forward to continuing with my personal growth at City Logistics and I will always be grateful for the opportunities they provide for us.”

Admin- Amanda Porter

Amanda is based at our Port Elizabeth depot where she started off as a receptionist 26 years ago! She now handles and oversees all the admin at the the City Logistics PE branch.

Amanda is extremely passionate about her work and City Logistics. She loves a challenge and even receives and offloads vehicles when she has time. Her work is always up to date and accurate and has earned her respect from other depratrments. She is a true asset to the Company and the PE Branch.

Reach truck driver at the Pick n Pay DC- Alicia Marinus

Alicia Marinu was nominated as an outstanding lady who is our reach truck driver for the last 5 years at the Pick n Pay DC. This job scope is also unique to the Cape Town DC.

It’s a special skill set that she has acquired, and we are happy to have her on board performing a task that was usually reserved for males.

Admin Clerk- Maria Moloi

Maria Moloi is an admin clerk based at City Logistics Harrismith branch and has been part of the City Logistics family for 12 years! 

Maria is an outstanding employee; she is always available to assist even if the task is not related to her job description and she always has a smile on her face. She is very polite and is a true asset to City Logistics in the way she carries  herself .

Thank you to these and all the other inspirational women at City Logistics. You are the pillars of society, and we are honoured to have you on our team.

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