Marlise Deysel’s smile can be heard over the phone when you call the Graaff-Reinet office. Marlise is the very first expert of GBG to be featured, but be sure to meet the rest of our team.

Marlise Deysel

  • Name:  Marlise
  • Surname:  Deysel
  • Age: 40
  • Profession at GBG: Receptionist & PA to Mrs. Ralie Blignaut at GBG Graaff-Reinet.

Tell us your story?

  • Where were you born?  Butterworth – Transkei
  • Where did you go to school?  Port Elizabeth and Murraysburg from standard 4 (GR6 today)
  • What was your childhood dream? Becoming a flight attendant / game ranger / accounant
  • What was your very first job? Het till geslaan in ‘n plaaslike winkel in Murraysburg & basiese boekhouding
  • Advice that shaped you career? Whatever you do – strive to be the very best so that it is impossible for anyone to be better (not always possible)
  • What gets you out of bed in the morning? Every day is a blessing – even though we do not realize it!
  • What motivates you? My Job, I really love my job!
  • What do you do for fun in your down time? Ek het begin lapverf oorspronklik doen omdat dit die “inding” tussen my vriendinne was om te doen.
  • How did you start out with your hobby? Ons het almal op “crash course” gegaan wat ons gewys het hoe om verskillende tegnieke op lap vas te vang.  Dit het lekker gelyk en ek het dit ‘n probeer-slag gegee.  Het toe gesien dat ek nie te vrotterig daarin is nie en het toe begin verf!  Dis baie ontspannend en gee my ‘n gevoel van “accomplishment” as iets klaar is en ek daarmee tevrede is.  Dit was nog die dae toe ek jonk getroud was en nog nie kinders gehad het nie en tyd gehad het!
  • Your hidden talent: Still looking for it!
  • Give me 3 words that describe you best? Friendly,loyal, hard working.
  • What are the valuable lessons you have learnt in your time at GBG

Treat people the same way you would like to be treated

Always give your best

Don’t close doors behind you & remember the people who made it possible for you to come to where you are!

  • What makes you great at your profession? Everyone has their opinion 😊
  • What are your 3 biggest accomplishments in your career thus far?

My marriage

My kids

My job

  • I wish I could tell my younger self:

Try to achieve a degree that will mean something in life which you can use

  • What is one characteristic that you believe every GBG employee should have? Patience!
  • What advice would you give someone starting their first job?  Just enjoy & make the very best of it!


  • Colour: Red
  • Food: Pasta
  • Drink: Coffee!!!!
  • Happy place: Home or anywhere in nature!
  • If you could meet anyone living or dead who would it be and why?  Jesus – I would have been a better person.
  • Quote: Love – peace – patience
  • Book or Magazine: Bible