Margaret Dlamini never dreamed of being in the tourism industry; the 62-year-old stumbled upon it by chance.
Dlamini, who is the housekeeping supervisor at Southern Sun Elangeni and Maharani hotel, started her career as a room attendant at the hotel at the age of 24.
As the sole supporter of her family, she quit school in Grade 11 to work odd jobs to put food on the table for her siblings.
She slowly worked her way up - from being a linen room assistant to a supervisor to a switchboard operator for 10 years before assuming her current position.
"A typical day for me is never the same. I usually liaise with the reception staff about the new guests, oversee the room cleaning schedule and tend to guests housekeeping needs," she says.