Meet the Staff

We asked the Eastpark Pharmacy crew a few random questions and here’s what they had to say:

Diek de Beer

Founder and pharmacist DJ de Beer

How long have you been working at Eastpark Pharmacy?

Since 1 December 1975 when the doors were opened!

What is your favourite part of working here?

I love working with all types of people.  If you take away the public, then my job wouldn’t exist at all.  I want to be of service to everyone who enters my store.

Why did you start the pharmacy 41 years ago?

When I was 9 years old I decided that I wanted to become a pharmacist.  I had been working at a pharmacy in Springs when the opportunity came along to open Eastpark Pharmacy.  A developer asked if we would like to open a pharmacy in the area and we said we would give it a try.  41 years later we are still trying our very best and enjoying every day.

What has been the biggest change you have seen in the industry? Volume of work has increased substantially as compared to 40 years ago, the amount of scripts done in a day has increased exponentially.  Also the medical industry works very differently nowadays, sometimes it seems like the balance of power is not where it should be (with the customer).

What values did you build the company on? Speed, Efficiency, Friendliness. The customer comes first!

Where is your favourite place? With my wife (Maritha) and my family

What is your favourite song? Puccini’s Nessun Dorma sung by Luciano Pavarotti

How do you recharge? By doing something else, woodwork, rugby. I don’t like doing nothing, but enjoy other hobbies.  Travelling is the ultimate recharge for me.

 

Madi Coetzer

How long have you worked at Eastpark Pharmacy:  Forever!Company director and Eastpark Pharmacy Pharmacist Madi Coetzer

Where’s your favourite place in the world? Cape Town

Who would you most like to swop places with for a day? My dachshund

Who inspires you? My Dad inspires me the most!

What’s your favourite movie? Minions

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? Blue!

How do you recharge? Reading, knitting and relaxing with my family

What characteristic do you most admire in others? Patience

What would a “perfect” day look like for you? Somewhere in unspoilt nature, with my children and hubby, relaxing

What is the most important lesson you’ve learnt in the past year? “It is what it is, deal with it…”

What’s your favourite song? “Every breath you take” by Sting and The Police

What motivates you? Keeping patients happy and healthy; Keeping my family happy

If a genie gave you a wish, what would you wish for? Being able to ditch my chocolate habit!

What is the best advice you have ever been given? Be true to yourself

 

Estelle Radyn

How long have you been working at Eastpark Pharmacy? Since 2008Eastpark Pharmacy Pharmacist Estelle Radyn

Where’s your favourite place in the world? Kruger National Park or any place by the sea

What’s your favourite movie? Pretty Woman

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? Blue

What’s your favourite song? “Book of Love” by Peter Gabriel

What is the best advice you have ever been given? Try to smile every day!

 

Natalie Janse van Rensburg

How long have you been working at Eastpark Pharmacy? Since 10 May 2010Natalie Janse van Rensburg

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? Multi-coloured, a rainbow crayon!

What would a “perfect” day look like for you? My perfect day would be behind a locked door on the couch with a book in 1 hand and a chocolate in the other.

What is favourite song? “People like us” by Kelly Clarkson

If a genie gave you a wish, what would you wish for? To have a full 3 weeks’ vacation on an isolated Island with all vacation needs & supplies on hand.

What is the best advice you have ever been given? Concentrate on the things you can change and forget about the rest.

Suretha Odendaal

Eastpark Pharmacy Dispensary Assistant Suretha OdendaalHow long have you been working at Eastpark Pharmacy? Since June 2015

Who inspires you? Friendly people, but most of all my management at work; they are strong, responsible and caring people.

What is your favourite movie? My favourite movie is “Home”- it’s super cute and it teaches children a lot about feelings.

How do you recharge? I recharge by switching everything off and taking a long walk on my own.

What is the best advice you have ever been given? Talk to others and never give up.  There is always someone out there that has more to worry about than you.

What motivates you? The people around me that care about me, they make me feel worth everything. Noticing the good is the best thing ever.

Charmaine Maritz

How long have you been working at Eastpark Pharmacy? Since 29 October 2009Charmainen

Where’s your favourite place in the world? My favourite place in the world is the Bushveld

What would a “perfect” day look like for you? A perfect day should have a friendly smile, a greeting in the morning and a greeting after a long working day.

What motivates you? Friendly people without issues from home.  Leave your problems at the door before you enter your workplace.

If a genie gave you a wish, what would you wish for? I would wish for a healthy body and my family by my side and God in my heart.

What is the best advice you have ever been given? Enjoy life with a joke and don’t lead two lives.  Just be your you!

Nadia de Kock


nadia-profileHow long have you been working at Eastpark Pharmacy?
Since 10 May 2010

Who inspires you? Paralympic athletes, they show you that no challenge is too big.

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? A rainbow crayon so I can draw a smile on everyone’s face.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learnt in the last year? How much the little things in life count. “Follow your dreams.”

What is the best advice you have ever been given? A strong woman never gives up.

Asanda Yeki

 

How long have you been working at Eastpark Pharmacy? Since 24 November 2016Asanda Yeki profile picture

Who inspires you? My mother and children

Where’s your favorite place in the in the world? I still have to visit it, Dubai

How do you recharge? By sleeping the day away!

What characteristics do you most admire in others? Honesty and Respect

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learnt in the last year? “God’s delay is not his denial.”

What is your favorite song? Beauty – Dru Hill

What motivates you? A new day, because it comes with new opportunities.

Marietjie Joubert

How long have you been working at Eastpark Pharmacy? 11 November 2002Marietjie Joubert

Who inspires you? People who teach me something new

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? Blue

How do you recharge? With happy people around me

What would a “perfect” day look like for you? With my kids & grandchildren around me

What is the best advice you have ever been given? Do all the work you have today, tomorrow has got its own work to do.

Thabile Zwane

How longStock Controller Thabile Zwane have you been working at Eastpark Pharmacy? Since 5 May 2010

Where’s your favourite place in the world? Paris

What’s your favourite movie? Tyler Perry’s “The Diary of a Mad Black Woman”

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? Pink

What’s the most important  lesson you’ve learnt in the last year? To be strong enough to let go and patient enough to wait for what I deserve.

 

Daniël M Skosana

How long have you been working at Eastpark Pharmacy? Since 6 June 2000Sanna Mngwevu

Who inspires you? Mnr Diek de Beer

Where’s your favourite place in the world? Germany

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? Blue

What’s the most important  lesson you’ve learnt in the last year? To work together

What’s your favourite song?  “Weekend special” by Brenda Fassie

MJ (Jerry) Luvuno

Jerry Luvuno, DeliveriesHow long have you been working at Eastpark Pharmacy? Since October 2006

What’s your favourite movie? The Expendables

Who would you most like to swop places with for a day? Mr Diek de Beer

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? Black

If you ruled the world, what change would you make on day 1? I would love to have a peaceful, crime free and mostly respectful world.

 

Jimmy Sekhoto

How loJimmy Sekhoto, Deliveriesng have you been working at Eastpark Pharmacy? Since 2 July 2009

What’s your favourite movie? Warrior (Tom Hardy and Nick Nolte)


What’s your favourite song?
 “Close the door” by Teddy Pendergrass

Who inspires you? Daniël Skosana

 

Sanna Mngwevu

sanna-profileHow long have you been working at Eastpark Pharmacy? Since 5 November 2012

Who inspires you? Madi

Where’s your favourite place in the world? China

What’s your favourite movie? “Why did I get married?”

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be? White

What would a “perfect” day look like for you? To be with my family

Ronelle de Beer

How long have you been working at Eastpark Pharmacy? I’ve been around the pharmacy my entire life, but Ronelle de Beer, admin, bookkeeping, accounts, marketingonly started working here officially in December 2015.

Where’s your favourite place in the world? Any beautiful, big open space where I can see for kilometres and not have to think about anything.

How do you recharge? I dance

If a genie gave you a wish, what would you wish for? An unlimited travel budget!

What is the best advice you have ever been given? You can’t really love anybody unless you love yourself first.