Aletta Eksteen, an inspiring example of harmony and dedication, seamlessly blends her personal and professional life into a symphony of success. Born and raised in the charming town of Wellington, Aletta’s upbringing was characterised by the warmth of a close-knit family and the ever-present melody of music. This unique environment cultivated a spirit of creativity, laying the foundation for her career.

Aletta’s journey into the legal world was inspired by her late father, an attorney whose entrepreneurial spirit and love for people left an indelible mark on her. Her mother, a pillar of strength and determination, raised Aletta and her sisters with an unwavering emphasis on independence and self-reliance. These values, coupled with the creative influence of her stepfather, a lecturer and music enthusiast, shaped Aletta into a well-rounded individual with a deep appreciation for both the analytical and the artistic.

After completing her education at Huguenot Primary and High School in Wellington, Aletta pursued her law degree at the University of Stellenbosch, followed by law school at UCT. An initial foray into family law led her to discover a passion for mediation, which she further explored as a notary and conveyancer. It was at CEO, however, that Aletta found her true calling in labour law, a field where she could utilise her mediation skills to foster amicable solutions and balanced employer-employee relationships.

Aletta takes pride in contributing to a more harmonious workplace environment, emphasising the importance of respect and investment in employees. Her colleagues admire her empathy, commitment, and the welcoming atmosphere she creates, both at work and in her personal life.

Outside the office, Aletta is an avid runner, often training for various races, and finds joy in cooking for her family and friends, always with a good glass of wine in hand. Aletta’s home, a “project” house on the slopes of Signal Hill, is a testament to her dedication and vision, as she and her husband transform it into their dream abode.

Aletta’s aspirations for the future are rooted in her desire to cultivate mindfulness and kindness in her children, to complete the renovation of her home, and to further her involvement in mediation to improve workplace relationships. Her story is one of balance and fulfilment, a melody that inspires those around her to strive for harmony in all aspects of life.