Our Professionals

MARLENE DIPPENAAR LEWIS – Managing Director      

Marlene started her career in the aviation industry in April 1980, when she joined South African Airways as an air hostess.

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ISABEL DE OLIVEIRA – Director of Training & Quality Assurance      

Isabel joined South African Airways in 1983 as an air hostess and worked through the ranks to reach the top position of In-Flight Service Coordinator.

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Larissa Basson 

Larissa joined South African Airways in 1994 as a Cabin crew member and progressed to the rank of Senior Flight Attendant.

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Johnny Basson 

Residing in the Eastrand city of Boksburg is married with one son. After completing matric in 1988 at East Rand Secondary School, he entered into an Electrical apprenticeship with the East Rand Proprietary Mines in 1989, qualifying in 1992.


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Ansie Muller 


Hello, I am Ansie.  I joined EPT in October 2015.  What a privilege to be part of this amazing team!


My flying career started in 2004 at Nationwide Airlines.

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Ursula Badenhorst 

Started her flying career 1999. She was employed with Emirates from 1999 to 2006. 

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Vilanie Viljoen

Vilanie started her career at a flying school at Grand Central Airport in 2003.

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Colleen Shackleton

Colleen has been in the aviation industry ever since finishing her teaching degree in 1990.

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Colleen Du Plessis

AKA MEV KAPTEIN As a young girl Colleen dreamt of being an ‘air hostess’.

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Ryan Beytel

Ryan Beytel is a qualified Designated Examiner, Dangerous Goods Instructor as well as an AVSEC Part 109 Instructor here at EPT Aviation.

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Lynette Jovanovic 

Lynette Lived in England for 8 years and was employed as an Accounts Administrator for a company called EXEL.

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Shanaaz Barnabas

Shanaaz joined SAA in 1998 as a Flight Attendant where she worked diligently and was rewarded three years later with the Senior Flight Attendant position.

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René van der Bank

Sister Rene qualified as a Registered Nurse and Midwife in December 1983, as well as an Occupational Health Practitioner in 2002.

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