Growing up in the charming city of Bloemfontein, often referred to as “the city of roses,” Joleze Roux’s life was infused with the values of respect, self-dignity, and authenticity, instilled by her loving parents.

Joleze’s early years in Bloemfontein, a place she fondly calls her “klein dorpie,” were filled with invaluable life lessons, cherished memories, and a close-knit bond with her family, especially her younger brother, who is currently pursuing a medical degree. This familial closeness and the supportive community of her hometown played a crucial role in shaping her character and ambitions.

Initially drawn to family law due to her passion for children’s welfare, Joleze soon discovered that her true calling lay in labour law. The transition was inspired by her brief exposure to the field during her articles, which revealed a more balanced and less emotionally taxing aspect of legal practice.

Joleze’s journey to CEO began with a serendipitous referral from Laurise Du Toit of SEESA Polokwane, leading to a fortuitous interview with CEO’s Provincial Manager, Erenst. The welcoming and family-oriented atmosphere at CEO, coupled with the organisation’s commitment to growth and support, resonated deeply with Joleze’s own values and aspirations.

Her colleagues and clients describe her as a positive, honest, and outgoing individual who is always willing to go the extra mile. Her dedication to her work is matched by her commitment to her family, balancing her professional responsibilities with her roles as a wife and mother to two daughters.

Outside of work, Joleze enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, often indulging in coffee dates, movie nights, and braais. She has a particular fondness for crime documentaries, which captivate her with their intricate details and investigative narratives. This interest in uncovering the truth complements her professional dedication to justice and fairness.

Alongside her love for country music, Joleze finds solace and motivation in worship music, which fuels her faith and provides her with a sense of purpose and energy.

Joleze Roux’s story at CEO is not just about her professional achievements but also about her enduring commitment to integrity and compassion, inspiring everyone around her to strive for excellence both in their personal and professional lives. Her journey is a testament to the power of perseverance, faith, and the unwavering support of loved ones.