About Us


TAVASA: The Transcriptionists and Virtual Assistants of South Africa:  Free Membership

Our group was founded in October 2008 by Gaynor Paynter from Typewrite Transcription and Typing Services cc, Cell: +27834424689, and Alison Fourie from AMF Typing Services cc, Cell: +270828713452.
Tavasa was formed as there was a need for a support group within South Africa.

Please note we are not a recruitment company, It is up to individual Virtual Assistants and Transcriptionists to find their own work/clients.

We provide support for people in our industries
We bring together a group of professionals who can support each other
We try to set standards for our industries in South Africa

Our benefits to members include:

We do advertise job leads and contractor positions via our forum. When we have overflows of work or when clients require quotations, we advertise, and then you are welcome to apply

Information on How to start a ‘Virtual Assistant’ or ‘Transcription’ Business to order email: info@tavasa.co.za, please state which ebook you require.

Business forms, templates, agreements and contractors available
Private help with rates calculations/quotations
Exposure by publication of your articles and names on our blog/website.
Knowledge sharing with our peers and new VAs/Transcriptionists

Clients are very welcome to contact us too! We provide transcriptions services and office administration services to clients in South Africa and overseas.

We can meet any transcription or virtual assistant requirement.

Our aim is the promote the Transcriptionists and Virtual Assistants industry within South Africa.

To guide new Transcriptionists and Virtual Assistants to set up their businesses within the industry.

Our aim is to get the word out there to clients and we are doing this by aggressively marketing Tavasa as much as we can and have time to do. Our aim is to make Tavasa a household brand name and we are achieving this, another first in South Africa. We are continuous in our efforts in getting articles out there in the corporate environment. Potential clients are seeing us and starting to contact us.

You will feel by belonging to our forum you have now joined the South Africa family of VAs and Transcriptionists within South Africa. All questions are welcome and we would love you to participate and meet everyone. No questions are to stupid to ask as there will always be someone wanting to ask that question.

Join us. Send us an introduction email telling everyone what you do, if you are married or single, have children, what services you offer, how you feel about working from home, you will get lots of response saying welcome, our team is very friendly.

What makes Tavasa different from other groups in South Africa is it is run by virtual assistants and transcriptionists who have the experience within the industry that is key to assisting others who need assistance. We know the industry and are well established within the industry and are well able to share our skills and knowledge in assisting others.

Emails: info@tavasa.co.za – sandras@tavasa.co.za