Meet the 2nd Take team
We are an enthusiastic, fun and lively bunch here at 2nd Take. We work hard to make your shopping experience exciting, happy and memorable. We approach every task head-on, no matter what it is.
We have a wonderfully fashionable team of Sales Assistants at our Sea Point store as well as a dedicated online store administration team, number-savvy accounts personnel and a creative marketing team keeping the Gardens head office busy and alive. The whole business is owned and managed by go-getter and entrepreneur, Bettina Berlep.
Bettina Berlep is the owner and founder of 2nd Take, an up-market and exclusive, second-hand store in Sea Point with an online shop. 2nd Take stocks branded international designer labels for men and women.
Bettina came to South Africa in 1996 and fell in love with Cape Town, especially its cosmopolitan people and beautiful landscapes. Hailing from Germany, she has travelled extensively and lived in France and England prior to making the Mother City her home.
Bettina’s professional background is varied. Her career began in the Travel Industry where she gained experience in all fields from hospitality to tour operations to student travel and airlines. From there she moved into different fields when she started a large international outsourcing business, a local recruitment agency and a transcription and translation service.
Her roles for the last 13 years involved the managing and expanding of existing businesses and the building of new ones.
“I love the possibilities that come with expanding or building a business from scratch. Once one looks at a business with growth in mind, opportunities present themselves; one just has to grasp them. It’s very exciting!” says Bettina.
Bettina’s love for classy clothes and being eco-conscious, she did not hesitate to make the jumpo fashion retail. Her decision was spurred on after talking to friends about the need for quality 2nd hand shops in South Africa. In Europe, exclusive second-hand shops are part and parcel of the fashion retail landscape.
She says, “It is all about identifying a niche market and delivering quality goods or services. We are still young as a company, but have been received wonderfully and created lots of excitement, since about 60% of our stock, can’t be purchased in South Africa. There is no doubt in my mind that interesting times lie ahead, for 2nd Take and our customers.”
Daniel Vollgraaff – Our Adventurous Marketing and Media Manager
Daniel Vollgraaff is our real Captonian in the team. Daniel travelled widely but will always tell you, that Cape Town is definitely one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
He studied Marketing at Durbanville College, Photography at CPUT and gained valuable experience working with Media 24, Kodak and Aces Media. His career at 2nd Take started with an internship and he is now 2nd Take’s Marketing and Media Group manager.
Mokhethi-Victor Siganunu- Our Fun Marketer
Victor is a young man who does not want to get old, still highly attached to his childhood self. Victor loves photography, creative
writing, art and going out. Originally from Johannesburg he came to pursuit new horizons in Cape Town.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” A quote by Scott Adams which I live my life by.
Jason Kayster- Our Hands on HR Intern
Jason Kayster is a self-motivated individual with passion, and presents a positive attitude towards any encounter existing before him. He has a willingness to develop in his field of Human Resources as well as a desire to learn different things to develop his skill set.
“I believe in teamwork as well as helping others where I can and utilizing my knowledge and expertise gained through my experience obtained at different levels.”
Fundiswa Ntoyi- Our Go Getter Photographer Intern
Fundiswa Ntoyi holds a BA Degree in Corporate and Marketing Communications from the University of The Free State.
She is a creative person with a passion for photography and Fine art.
A new-bee in Cape Town and loving every minute of being here. “If you can see it, believe it you can be it” I live by this
Friedel Pauly-Kurz- Our Funky Sales Assistant
Friederike also known as Friedel is a free spirited, friendly and outgoing person. She is a creative and has an eye for styling and fashion, as this has been a high interest in her life ever since High School. In her free time she enjoys pastel and oil painting, as well as charcoal and pencil sketching. Friedel went to Germany straight after Matric and did a three year Apprentership in Cooking, even though she is a qualified Chef she prefers a more creatively challenging carrier.
Amy Holland – Our Bubbly Fashion Intern
Amy Holland has a diploma in Fashion Design from the Academy of Fashion. In her spare time she likes sketching and making beautiful clothing. She is a bubbly, yet soft-spoken Leo girl, and loves expanding her knowledge on a wide variety of subjects!
Lee Oliver- Our Organized Sales Assistant
Lee is born and bred in Cape Town and is doing a Purchasing Management course at Unisa. She has a passion for people and styling, as she believes when you look good you feel even better! She is Fun loving, outgoing and loves meeting
“Fashion is very important. It is life enhancing & like everything that gives pleasure – it is worth doing well”- Vivienne Westwood.
Mabera Mthetwa – The Future Chartered Accountant
Mabera has a National Diploma in Technical Financial Accounting (ICB). He has a love for Arithmetic. One of his biggest goals are becoming a Chartered Accountant in future. What motivates Mabera is hard work, and sees that as his key to success. “If you want to be a successor this is the right time to start your career”
“With 2nd Take I will go far far………”
Johnson Maela – The Videographer who knows where the Record Button is
Johnson knows what a film script looks like and spends hours pretending to be writing one. He knows big words on the subject of photography and cameras alike, and where the record button is. That’s how he received his degree in motion picture. Editor. Screenwriter. Insomniac.
Michelle Dickinson- Our Chirpy Barbie Fashionista
Born and bred in Durban, Michelle moved to Cape Town to fulfill her fashion dream. She has a BA humanities degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Stellenbosch. She is a talkative and friendly girly girl. In her spare time she enjoys to be with friends and family and a glass of wine.
Tamara Tanner – The Feisty but So Sweet Fashion and Kids Equipment Buyer
Tamara is a fun loving, adventure seeking open minded individual with a feisty get up and go attitude.
She’s the kind of girl who doesn’t wait for the perfect moment, she takes a moment and makes it perfect! She’s thrives on innovative, unique and creative ideas and lives by the quote:
“Life isn’t measured by the number of breathes we take, but by the moments that take your breath away.”