Getting to know… Amenda Makhetha
ARE YOU READING ANY NOVELS RIGHT NOW THAT YOU FIND INTERESTING?
Yes, actually. There is one book that I’m reading right now. I’m reading Unstoppable
by Nick Vujicic. I’m also reading Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes. Come to think of it, I’m
reading a few more. I’ve got a collection of books on the side of my bed. Most of them
I’m in chapter three or chapter two and chapter one. I’m hoping to finish reading them
by June before starting on the other books that I have managed to collect last year.
DEPENDING ON THE NIGHT, DO YOU JUST GRAB WHICHEVER BOOK YOU FEEL
Yes, depending on the night, I’ll reach for the book that will help me the most. For
example, this book, Unstoppable, basically talks about overcoming any obstacles
that you have in life and having a positive attitude. It has really helped me when I’m
feeling discouraged or stressed from work. It’s similar to Shonda Rhimes’ book as well
because it is a feel good, encouraging, motivational, empowering type of book.
Then the other book is a book on the life of Winnie Mandela. You’ve probably picked up
that I’m into women empowerment and powerful women, and your women who are able to
overcome any obstacles thrown at them. This book talks about the life of Winnie Mandela,
who is the ex-wife of our late former president Nelson Mandela. I’m really enjoying it.
Besides being a motivational book, it’s also a reality check kind of book for me.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE FOOD?
I’m quite a health freak. I eat your protein, your vegetables, your low-carbs. I’ve got kind of
strict eating habits. If I’m feeling naughty, then I’ll have pasta or chocolate. Ordinarily, I love
your salmon and your veggies. I love well-cooked vegetables if it’s cooked crisp and green
and bright. That, for me, is better than any burger or pizza. I know it sounds boring but it’s
my preference. When it comes to drinks, give me a good glass of water and I’m happy.
DO YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL?
I do. In fact, I have a vision board with all the places that I’d like to see, with all the pictures
of the destinations that I’d like to go. I’m big on music and dancing. So I always make sure
if I go to a country, to go to your local dance place. I’ll try to find the place where the locals
like to dance and have fun and find what type of music they listen to and things like that.
Traveling, for me, is about exploring the different people that are out there and learning to enjoy
yourself within those places and just becoming one of them for that particular time before you go
back to reality.
WHAT’S THE NEXT PLACE YOU’D LIKE TO VISIT?
I’d really love to go to Morocco. I’ve read up about it and the culture and the richness of the food
and the perfumes and things like that. I’m pretty sure it’s luxurious, but it’s expensive as anything.
those who cannot afford it. She benefited
by providing a wide array of legal services
to the disadvantaged. The job was morally
fulfilling but after being exposed to commercial law post articles, something clicked.
“I found that I actually enjoyed it more than I
enjoyed public interest law,” she says, adding,
“I was actually quite good at it, especially
She liked that it’s a developing field and that
countries need to harmonize their approaches
so businesses can work globally. The constant
changes and the chance to grow and specialize
in data privacy secured her interest.
She remains vigilant about security —
whether it’s data security or personal security.
And she’s always ready to stand up for it. ACC
BY JOSHUA H. SHIELDS
TIPS & INSIGHTS
ACC EXTRAS ON…
How to Ensure Safe
Personal Data Protection
Handling (April 2017).
Seeing Through the
Gray Areas (April 2017).
EU General Data
ACC HAS MORE MATERIAL
ON THIS SUBJECT ON
OUR WEBSITE. VISIT
YOU CAN BROWSE
OUR RESOURCES BY
PRACTICE AREA OR
SEARCH BY KEYWORD.