Johannesburg's Leading Virtual Assistant and Event Organising Guru


Ask Anthea has the expertise and experience to manage people's lives & businesses better than they can.

Ask Anthea empowers entrepreneurs, professionals, freelancers & small businesses who feel strongly about being in control of their life, their business and maximising their income, to hire a VA like Ask Anthea to enable you to become more efficient, productive and successful, empowering you to maximise your output, your income and your financial independence.

Ask Anthea reduces your stress, uncomplicates your life, ensures you avoid unnecessary delays and hassles, so you are ‘on top of your game’ all day, every day.

I give you qualified professional business support tailor-made just for you; I become your right-hand woman, whilst you focus on the

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About Ask Anthea Virtual Assistance

I’ve spent over 25+ years gaining the knowledge & experience to help Individuals, Freelancers, Business owners, busy Professionals & Entrepreneurs, have more success by simplifying their life and their work, balancing their professional and personal lives.

There are times when it is impossible to manage everything, with a to-do list that keeps on growing. Hiring an experienced Virtual Assistant professional like me, helps you free up your time, so you can take control of your business & your life.

I am extremely efficient and know how to manage other people’s lives & businesses better than they can.

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What we offer

•Account Management & Basic Accounting – Preparation
(Cashflow and receipts tracking)
•Appointment Setting/Google email management and detox
Database Management
•Basic bookkeeping – Invoicing, Statements, Chasing outstanding
•Bill Payments
•Booking Appointments
•Calendar Management
•Convert hand written notes to typed documents
•Creating Powerpoint Presentations
•Design, Marketing & Management of Tourism Accommodation sites
•Data Entry & Reporting
•Database building – all clients and all details compiled &
•Document Template Creation
•Documents Storage & Organisation [Cloud Accounts – Dropbox, Google Drive]
•Email Management
•Expenses & Budgets
•File Management
•Follow-ups and Reminders
•Human Resource Management – Leave Accumulation, Searching for new Employees, Induction Training for New Employees, On-boarding new employees
•Invoicing & Payment Reminders
•Making Travel Plans
•On-boarding new clients
•Organising & Planning Events
•PDF Conversion – inserting Signatures & Editing Convert hand-written notes to typed document
•Personal Lifestyle Management
•Personal Shopping / Procurement
•Photobooks design & publishing
•PowerPoint presentations
•Project Management
•Proof reading
•Sourcing recommended professionals
•Travel Organising (Ask Anthea Travel Agency)
•Project Templates Creation
•Report Generation
•Spreadsheet Creation & Management

•Research for Guest Articles/Interviews
•Gathering Data and Reporting
•Industry Research
•Competitor Research
•New Employee
•Company Research for Tender

•Customer Enquiries
•Customer Support, Live Chat & Instant Messenger
•Processing Orders
•Billing and Technical Support
•Online Community Management
•Posting to Forums and Blogs
•Pre-sales questions
•Processing unsubscribe requests

•Blog Articles and Updates
•eBook Creation
•Keynote Presentations
•Newsletter Creation & Management

•Social Media Creation of Designs & Content
•Social Media Management
•Social Media Scheduling
•Social Media Engagement
•Social Media Reports
•Podcast Email requests for Featuring on a Podcast
•Podcast Transcription of Episodes
•Podcast Graphic Creation for Templates

•Brand Development
•E-Commerce Marketing & Brand Support
•Event Identity – wedding invitations, table talkers
•Graphic Design
•Infographic Design
•Creative Logo & Business Card Design
•Packaging Design
•Picture Research

•Facebook Advertising
•Instagram Advertising


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Rosheen Kriegler


Anthea Busschau has been employed by Blackie & Co since January 2017.

Anthea comes highly recommended. During this period, she demonstrated all the qualities that any employer seeks in searching for promotable employees. She has an impressive capacity to quickly grasp new theories and applications, and has always sought to gain additional responsibilities, assisting where required.
She is an excellent Personal Assistant on any sphere of business. She is very capable of multi-tasking to get the job done. Anthea has managed all my Business & Personal Admin, my properties both locally in South Africa & Internationally. She has worked as an Account Manager to one of our largest clients, interacting with them and a number of other clients & suppliers. She has worked on various projects including New Product Development, whilst always maintaining high quality work.

It is unfortunate that due to economic constraints, Blackie & Co, must restructure and lose valued employees such as Anthea. I would recommend her without reservation for any position or career that she may choose to pursue.

-14 July 2017 –

Tam Whitehorn


Amazing woman who is dedicated and hard working. You will always have a great outcome with Ask Anthea.

Devine Event Consulting


Highly recommend Anthea!


Anthea has assisted me in my work load for various Corporate events over the past seven years. Tasks are varied, which reflects her ability to adapt and grasp various elements when necessary. These duties include; Database management, Budgeting and monitoring costs, Decor and design management, Rsvp management, sourcing promotional items and other when necessary. Anthea has assisted me onsite at these events. I can leave her to manage the registration procedure and attend to delegate queries when i am unable to. She conducts this in a professional, polite and capable manner. I find Anthea to be exceptional in handling the Decor the evening cocktail and banqueting functions. Her attention to colour coordination, room layout and other design elements are excellent. Other elements she has handled include; Database management, VIP liaison, Budgeting and monitoring costs, Decor and design management, Rsvp management and sourcing promotional items. Anthea is a trustworthy, honest, hardworking, persistent, reliable and pleasing associate to work with. I still wish to obtain her part-time services if she has the capacity.”

Jenni Petersen


Highly recommend her VA Services


Anthea was so incredibly professional and quick with her turnaround times and email responses. Highly recommend her VA services!”

Nikki Bush


Parenting expert, speaker, author


Anthea was a great help largely with private personal administration issues, at a difficult time in my life, after the death of my husband. She handled delicate matters with the utmost confidentiality and showed great patience in dealing with extremely frustrating service providers, leaving me free to attend to other more pressing issues. Anthea is always positive and cheerful with a ‘can do’ attitude, and is prepared to tackle anything. Nothing is too big or too small. She is also good at selling and promoting anything she is passionate about. I look forward to continuing to benefit from her marketing skills as she generates new business for me in the future.”

Celia Kelly


Thrilled with her work & energy!


I have recently employed Anthea Busschau from Ask Anthea VA and have been thrilled with her work and energy that she puts into every assignment I give her. I run a Construction business, a Bed and Breakfast, Road Security and manage a large contingent of staff and with her help I have been able to focus on the more important tasks of a running a business. She has improved the marketing of the BnB which has resulted in increased bookings, done extensive Admin tasks as well detailed presentations and helped me with creating beautiful birthday parties. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call me.”

Jana Senekal


Anthea is up for literally any task! She is super organized and reliable. Every minute of work is recorded and sent to me every month so I know exactly what she has done. Anthea goes above and beyond what I ask and helps with new ideas and marketing etc etc etc. She is such an asset, I actually dont want to sing her praises in case someone steals her!”

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Ask Anthea Virtual Assistance (“we” or “us” or “our”) respects the privacy of our users (“user” or “you”). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our website at, including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”). Please read this privacy policy carefully. If you do not agree with the terms of this privacy policy, please do not access the site. 

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Privacy Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Privacy Policy on the Site, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification. 

You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted.


We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site includes:

Personal Data 

Personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, and telephone number, and demographic information, such as your age, gender, hometown, and interests, that you voluntarily give to us when you make an inquiry via the Site. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site.

Derivative Data 

Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site.

Mobile Device Data 

Device information, such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer, and information about the location of your device, if you access the Site from a mobile device.


Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Site to: 

  • Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties. 
  • Create and manage your record in our CRM platform.
  • Deliver targeted advertising, coupons, newsletters, and other information regarding promotions and the Site to you. 
  • Email you regarding your inquiry.
  • Enable user-to-user communications.
  • Generate a personal profile about you to make future visits to the Site more personalised.
  • Increase the efficiency and operation of the Site.
  • Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with the Site.
  • Notify you of updates to the Site.
  • Offer new products, services, and/or recommendations to you.
  • Perform other business activities as needed.
  • Respond to product and customer service requests.
  • Send you a newsletter.


We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows: 

By Law or to Protect Rights 

If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Third-Party Service Providers 

We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance. 

Marketing Communications

With your consent, or with an opportunity for you to withdraw consent, we may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, as permitted by law.

Online Postings

When you post comments, contributions or other content to the Site, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Site in perpetuity. 


Cookies and Web Beacons

We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. When you access the Site, your personal information is not collected through the use of tracking technology. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can remove or reject cookies, but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site. You may not decline web beacons. However, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or by modifying your web browser’s settings to notify you each time a cookie is tendered, permitting you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.

We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience.

Internet-Based Advertising

Additionally, we may use third-party software to serve ads on the Site, implement email marketing campaigns, and manage other interactive marketing initiatives. This third-party software may use cookies or similar tracking technology to help manage and optimize your online experience with us. For more information about opting-out of interest-based ads, visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

Website Analytics 

We may also use selected third-party vendors such as Cloudfare, Google Ads, Google Analytics, and others, to allow tracking technologies and remarketing services on the Site through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyze and track users’ use of the Site, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. By accessing the Site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by these third-party vendors. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to these third-party vendors. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor or the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.


The Site may contain links to third-party websites and applications of interest, including advertisements and external services, that are not affiliated with us. Once you have used these links to leave the Site, any information you provide to these third parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy, and we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of your information. Before visiting and providing any information to any third-party websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that website, and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect the privacy of your information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other sites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Site.


We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.


We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below. 


Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this Privacy Policy. Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems [and our mobile applications] include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. If you set the DNT signal on your browser, we will respond to such DNT browser signals. 


Personal Information

You may at any time request changes or the deletion of the information in your record/profile by contacting us using the contact information provided below.

Upon your request to delete your data, we will delete your profile/record and the associated information from our active databases. However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements.

Emails and Communications

If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by contacting us using the contact information provided below.

If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly. 


California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.

If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Site , you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Site . To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Site , but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.


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