Bachelor of Arts in Humanities (Literature & History) 2012
Tell us about your time at St Augustine:
St Augustine was a great experience for me as the first exposure to the real world. I actually chose it by default I googled studying arts in a Christian institution and wala!
It was a small and intimate environment but I met wonderful people. The lecturers and staff were especially awesome because they sort of became your guardian’s helping you emotionally, spiritually and etc. I grew and learnt a lot and I was more than equipped for a state university like Wits where I went to do my honors. I was the female resident officer for a year and since this was a paying job I learnt a lot in terms of trying to bridge the gap between the resident’s complaints and the staff. I also had to initiate social activities. I was part of the group who created a religious tolerance group and we even had a fundraising event together which went really well.
Tell us about your experiences since leaving the College:
I started working at Red Pepper Pictures all through a connection that Dr Rowe had in the TV and Film industry. I built such great relationships that it even led to my first job. I have been working in the TV and Film industry first as an intern on a teens lifestyle show and now I am a delivery coordinator at a distribution company. I have worked on a reality show and a documentary series. I have learnt a lot and am passionate about growing as a writer, director and producer. I have also started a business which was actually launched at St Augustine. It is called Shaywa uMoya and it is a recreational based company which helps preserve our traditional African culture.
If you could offer advice to current students, what would it be?
I would advise that you set your self up while you study. Find out who you are, what you are passionate about and start dreaming. Don’t stop there, have a plan but most importantly BE PATIENT. Trust the process with God you can never fail, He will direct you if you trust His purpose for your life.