Oratile Maphumulo is a Manager in Core Data Networks Planning in Technology. Among her many responsibilities is training the Vodacom CodeLikeAGirl initiative, where school girls from around the country are taught how to build their own website with HTML, CMS and Java.
What does your job entail?
I am a manager of Core Data Networks, which means that I am responsible for the building of the routing and switching environment as well as the network security infrastructure. I also plan the data feeds that go into the monitoring systems that network management use. In a nutshell, I make sure that we are able to connect and support all our customers throughout the different regions.
What did you study and how did you join Vodacom?
I applied for a Vodacom bursary when I was in Matric to study at Pretoria Tech, but was then recruited by the University of Cape Town. Vodacom was courteous enough to change the bursary agreement to UCT, where I specialised in telecommunication theory. I then joined the Vodacom Graduate Programme in 2009. I started as a graduate trainee before moving to senior tech officer, specialist and finally a managerial role.
What has your experience been like working at Vodacom?
I love working at Vodacom! It's at a point now where, if any other company makes me an offer, or even asks me over fo...