After completing her studies, Nadiema started her career at Groote Schuur Hospital and later at the National Ports Authority in the Port Engineer’s office and Telkom.
Nadiema joined an Independent School in Rondebosch as the Financial and Human Resources Manager, managing non-academic staff and focusing on staff development. She also spearheaded diversity workshops, focusing on restoring dignity and confidence. While researching community-based organizations where she could add value to structures and expand her knowledge, she came across the Two Oceans Education Foundation. She immediately fell in love with the ethos of “Educating and Empowering learners from impoverished backgrounds” and she was given the opportunity to join the ranks of this exceptional foundation as the first Registrar of the newly established Two Oceans Graduate Institute. An avid sports person, she represented at provincial cricket while also being actively involved in other sports codes. For her contributions towards junior and youth cricket development, she was awarded a bursary to study sports management through Cricket South Africa. She is a regular participant at road running and trail running events.