Guest Speaker: Africa Melane, Mama Thoko Ntshinga, Chrystal Davids
I was born in Gugulethu and have lived in the Mother City all of my life. Went to UCT, where I studied accounting - then worked with a leading business assurance and advisory company. I ended up teaching some of the first-year MBChB class for a number of years in professional and personal development, and am now a presenter on CapeTalk and 702.
A Sub A (Grade One) teacher. Both my parents were teachers, as well as my maternal grandfather and my paternal grandmother. So teaching is in my blood.
He is also in a panel of judges for theatre and on the board of “Cape Town Opera”
Mama Thoko Ntshinga
She was a nurse but soon discovered that she loves performing, working for and developing communities
She grew up in Elsies Rivier and instead of becoming a teacher or a nurse which was the only option for Coloures during apartheid, she wanted to study Biogenetics. She registered at Stellenbosch Universisity. During all her studies she worked as a waitress.
She later studied Nuclear Science but didn’t get a manager job at the “Koeberg”. She was very disappointed but opened a coffee shop (as a franchise) in Blougbergstrand (opposite Eden on the Bay). She is now responsible for the training for safety at the Nuclear Station and other companies.