Radhei's perfect productions
/>What began with a little help here and there turned into a whole lot more when a crucial tender came up for the Department of Health, and Selvan was away on business. Put on the spot, Radhei put the pitch for the tender together on her own and beat forty other companies to take the job. Since then she’s been working side by side with her husband, a producer and director, producing educational children’s television and corporate videos. Their company began with one computer in the family’s home but has grown far beyond that, and they are now working out of their offices in Ruiterhof. Working with her husband presents Radhei with unique challenges. “Relationship-wise, it can be difficult,” she says, “you can tend to eat, drink and sleep business, and you can take your office stress home”. At the same time, the company benefits from their working together - “We can discuss Khanyiso Crowder, Radhei Munsamy and Given Mabena in the green room during a taping of the show ‘Umnotfo Wami’, which aims to educate about the economy.
Radhei’s perfect productions creative ideas when we think of them, when we are watching the TV or reading the newspaper”. Their working together means that Selwan can trust that Radhei will take care of things when he’s away on business, and she has the freedom to work from home in the afternoons so that she can spend crucial time with their sons Nolan (17) and Tashen (10). “Handling business is easier than raising children,” says Radhei, emphasising how important it is to know what is going on in their world. Her children have also helped inform her work when approaching children’s programming. “Having children myself, I understand much better and I see what’s needed.” There are many plans in the works for this vibrant woman, who loves the fast pace of her job, including a possible film, but whatever happens you can be sure Radhei wont be sitting still. “When things get too quiet I’m bored,” she tells me, and then goes on to elaborate on their policy of training people who have passion, even if they may lack formal training. Whether pushing their empowerment programme or working on funding for a film, it’s clear that Radhei keeps the folks at Blue Wizard buzzing. Radhei Munsamy in her office, working on the next big project.