(Awarded to alumni who render voluntary service to the community)
Prof. Daynia Ballot (MBBCh 1982, PhD Med 1989) is a principal neonatal/ paediatric specialist at Johannesburg?s Charlotte Maxeke Academic hospital. She is being recognised for her contribution over seven years towards fundraising for the hospital, culminating in 2005 in the establishment of the Wits Paediatric Fund which she now chairs. The Fund now supports all three Wits teaching hospitals, bridging the gap between government subsidies and the actual cost of meeting the essential needs of patients.
Professor Daynia Ballot works as a principal specialist in both the neonatal unit and paediatric ICU at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. She qualified and specialised at Wits, with a sub-specialty in neonatology.
More than seven years ago, Prof. Ballot started raising funds for the neonatal unit of Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. She did this without any formal structure and on a small but influential scale. In 2005 Prof. Ballot, together with Prof. Lorna Jacklin, summoned other paediatricians in the Department of Paediatrics at Wits University to address the gap between what the government was able to offer and what the practical cost and essential needs of patients are. These fundraising efforts were finally formalised and the Wits Paediatric Fund was born. The Fund has grown from servicing one hospital to servicing three teaching hospitals of the University of the Witwatersrand, namely; Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic, Chris Hani Baragwanath and Rahima Moosa Mother & Child Hospitals. In just two years the Wits Paediatric Fund has transformed from a volunteer-run outfit to a professional development organisation.
The purpose of the Fund is to solicit funds by engaging corporate, foundation and individual partners in providing the hospitals with essential equipment, supplementary medical and therapeutic staff, professional development training and materials for ward renovation. Overall, the Wits Paediatric Fund seeks to improve the quality of patient care in all ways.
The three hospitals geographically serve communities in Soweto, V l Triangle, Westbury, Diepsloot, Central and Greater Johannesburg. Because of the specialised clinics, many patients from as far as bordering countries are referred to some of the units at the three hospitals respectively.
As Chair of the Fund, Prof. Ballot dedicates much of her time, service and expertise with different stakeholders to ensure that the goals set by the fund are realised.
Mike Beresford (BSc Eng Aeronautical 1988, MBA 1996) is being recognised for his dedicated support of the Wits Underwater Club (WUC) and the diving community in general. He has voluntarily trained Wits scuba divers for more than 20 years as well as having trained the WUC scuba instructors over the last decade.
Mike has been involved in the volunteer training Wits scuba divers for more than 20 years and has also trained all the WUC Scuba Instructors over the last 10 odd years. Understanding that this is done for no benefit to Mike demonstrates what an extraordinary individual Mike is. Mike?s only drive is his wish to convey his love and passion for the sea to anyone who wants to learn.
Mike has also been instrumental in getting clarification for the entire diving community in terms of government regulation of Marine Protected Area (MPA?s). He has worked tirelessly with all parties involved to achieve a workable solution which means the concerns and needs of all stakeholders. Mike was also instrumental in getting clarification from the Department of Tourism for the diving community on the issue of registering as tourist guides.
The result of the long-standing association with the club of people of this calibre has resulted in the club?s body of knowledge being continuously enriched. It has enabled the WUC-trained divers to stay at the forefront of diving activities while attaining unrivalled safety level records.
Mike personifies the spirit of Wits Alumni in that his actions speak louder than words ever could.
Dr Adam Taddy Blecher (BSc 1989, BSc Hons 1994) is CEO of the Mahrishi Institute and the Community and Individual Development Association and Executive Chair of the Invincible Education Group. He is being recognised for his contribution to higher education, having co-founded SA?s first virtually free tertiary institution. He was one of 100 young leaders worldwide acknowledged for contributing exceptionally towards making the world a better place and received an Alumni Honour Award in 2003.
Paula Boshoff (BA 1985) is being recognised for establishing the Parkview Police?s Victim Support Unit (VSU) and for providing voluntary trauma counseling services. Since 2002, Paula has counseled traumatized victims of crime and fundraised in order to improve the police?s visibility and morale through community outreach programmes.
Paula has unstintingly given of her time and expertise, entirely without remuneration or compensation, to the Parkview Police Victim Support Unit, a contribution that is of enormous benefit to the broader constituency. Her involvement in the VSU ranges from regularly counseling traumatized victims of crime, to fundraising for and helping improve the visibility and morale of Parkview Police through community outreach programmes.
Paula?s involvement began around 2002 when she was instrumental in helping prevent the demise of the VSU. She helped re-establish and successfully ran this important community service, which operates in the Parkview-Greenside precinct and offers support to victims of crime. The VSU assistance ranges from practical help in cancelling bank cards after a house robbery, to trauma debriefing of family members after a suicide or murder. The free service is available 24 hours every day and the counselors are often called out late at night to the scene of the crime and attend to those in need. In doing so they are often exposed to the brutal aftermath of the horrifically violent incidents so prevalent in our society.
Paula?s nominator had personally experienced the value of the VSU after a robbery at her home. She witnessed first-hand how much the VSU support assisted in managing the trauma of the incident.
Dr James Peter Byrne (MBBCh 1952) was a doctor is private practice prior to retiring in 1995. He is being recognised for 53 years? unbroken voluntary service to the South African Red Cross Voluntary Aid Corps. Byrne began his work with the Red Cross as a medical student, serving during WWII as a novice First-Aider. He received his first award in 1943 for completing 18 hours? voluntary service. By 1982 the ?novice? had assumed the role of Chief Commissioner Voluntary Aid Corps for South Africa and Namibia, from which he stepped down on retirement.
James Peter Byrne joined the Voluntary Aid Corps of the Red Cross in 1943 and served in various capacities, ending up as the Chief Commissioner (Voluntary Aids Corps) for South Africa and South West Africa (now Namibia), and retiring from the Red Cross in 1995 after 53 years? unbroken voluntary service.
He was chairman of the school committee of Kempton Park Primary between 1958 and 1964 (six years)
For 37 years, between 1958 and 1995 he was on voluntary call for the fire station at the Jan Smuts Airport (now OR Tambo International) for all medical emergencies on incoming flights and was also responsible for organising medical services required for airplane accidents and emergency landings.
From 1964 to 1995 (30 years) he was chairman of the governing body of the Kempton Park High School (1964-1972) which then changed its name to the Sir Pierre van Ryneveld High School (1972-1995). He also represented the school on the East Rand School Board for seven years.
Peter Byrne has given of his time and expertise selflessly over very many years, serving the community in his medical capacity, with the Red Cross, and in the interests of education of the youth, while running a busy and demanding private practice as a GP in Kempton Park. It is therefore most suitable that he be recognised by his alma mater for his many altruistic endeavours over such an extended period.
Brenda Dry (BPrimEd 1987, BEd 1989) is being recognised for her voluntary work at the Princess Alice Adoption Home, Guild Cottage and the Tshepang project. Dry?s work at these three organisations has included caring for babies, arranging fundraising events and mentoring the older children. In addition, since 2004, Brenda has undertaken to arrange a charity bowls day for charities including the Johannesburg Association for the Aged, the Gauteng Kidney Association and the Stroke Society.
Brenda has been committed for the past 15 years or more to working with organisations involved in the care and development of needy and underprivileged children. This has involved many hours of dedicated voluntary work without any material reward or remuneration. Her activities have included the following:
Princess Alice Adoption Home
Her work here included spending time caring for the babies as well as organizing a number of fundraising events such as soirees and fashion shows. More recently she set up a link with Huntingtower School from Melbourne, Australia, which annually raises funds and baby care necessities for the Home.
In this instance Brenda took a very active interest in a particular abused child, spending much time to guide and coach her in all the necessary life skills, both at the Guild as well as at Brenda?s own home.
Largely through Brenda?s efforts, the centre has risen from a one-roomed location in a cr?e to today owning their own property.
For the past five years Brenda has almost single-handedly organised and run a charity bowls day for a different charity each year. The beneficiaries have been Princess Alice, Tshepang, and the Johannesburg Association for the Aged (JAFTA), the Gauteng Kidney Association and the Stroke Aid Society. The amounts raised for each of these organisations has been in excess of R100 000.
Brenda?s achievements and contribution to the community make her someone of whom Wits can be proud to include amongst its Alumni. She is a worthy winner of an Alumni Volunteer Award.
Jennifer Green (BA Sp&H Therapy, 1977) specialises in assessing and managing children with cerebral palsy. She is being recognised for volunteering her skills and expertise to therapists in the field. Green has advised, mentored and supported her colleagues for more than 30 years. She has been active in the Brittle Bone Association and United Cerebral Palsy Association and has participated in adult literacy programmes and HIV/Aids counselling.
Jenny Green is undoubtedly one of the most well known speech therapists who has specialised in working with children with cerebral palsy. She has remained in close contact with the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Wits, and in her position as a therapist and then the Head of the Speech and Hearing Therapy Department at Forest Town School, has acted as a mentor - with no remuneration - to many students who have been trained at Wits.
Jenny is a specialist in the assessment and management of children with cerebral palsy and related problems. She has acted as a generous mentor and advisor to the many speech and hearing therapists in the broader community; she is always willing to take calls, to advise, to mentor and to guide. She has been a source of support to her co-professionals for no financial return for about 30 years.
She has always been very involved in a number of charitable associations over the years, including the Brittle Bone Association and United Cerebral Palsy Association. In addition, she has volunteered for numerous community initiatives including adult literacy programmes and more recently she has been actively involved in HIV/Aids counselling.
Given Jenny?s remarkable depth of knowledge about her own professional field coupled with her deep sense of social justice, she is a worthy candidate for this award of recognition.
Chris Harrison (BA 2009) is an economics postgraduate student at Wits. He is being recognised for establishing the Igqangi Project in Pondoland, through which Mdatya High School?s Grade 11 learners participate in mathematics and science education clinics. Harrison developed the project last year after hearing that Mdatya High had received the lowest matric results countrywide in 2007. The project endures despite being reliant on funding from private donors, most of whom are parents of the tutors.
Maths & science at Wild Coast
A group of Witsies are working to improve the severely poor standard of education in the rural area of the Eastern Cape.
The Igqangi Project has organised educational clinics at Mdatya High School in the Pondoland region. Postgraduate student educators have helped several hundred grade 11 and matric learners to gain a practical understanding of maths and science particularly.
Tutors attended camps at which they helped learners with exam preparation through extra tuition, individual assistance and distribution packs of worked examples. The project aims to familiarise learners with various styles of likely examination questions.
Project leader and economics postgraduate student, Chris Harrison, began developing the project in 2008.
?I first became interested in the Wild Coast around 2007, mostly as a result of the furore surrounding the proposed titanium mining on the Xolobeni beaches. In late 2008, a friend of mine from the area mentioned to me that one of the schools had achieved the lowest matric results in the country in 2007.?
That school was Mdatya High School. The school is severely under-resourced and lacks classroom infrastructure. There are only 12 large pre-fabricated classrooms, housing around 400 learners from grade 10 to 12, and a single out-block of ablution facilities.
Due to the absence of laboratory equipment, physical science learners are forced to learn the syllabus in purely theoretical terms.
?I really do love the sense of unity and community in Pondoland,? said Harrison. ?And the enthusiasm of many of the learners I encounter stand in stark contrast to the general apathy of student I tutor in north Joburg, many of whom treat their education as if it were somehow an unfair burden forced upon them.?
The tutors hope that a self-sustaining process of peer education can be established. So far, two clinics have been run; one in March and one in June. More clinics will take place in August and September once funding is secured.
The project has relied on funding from private donors, most of whom are parents of the tutors.
?We?ve approached a number of large businesses and foundations for support, and there are some promising signs from a few of them, though in the present economic climate, there?s just no telling! Since our parent organisation (Sustaining the Wild Coast) is a registered Section 21 not-for-profit organisation, all donations to the project are tax free.?
The latest clinic ran from 29 June to 3 July and was held at the winter school at Cangci Technical High School, also in the Bizana district.
The tutors are working to develop an open source textbook, to continue the clinics and to assist promising school learners with university and bursary applications in 2010.
?Igqangi? is the name given by the amaPondo people to the morning star, a powerful symbol in their culture. The rise of the star heralds the coming dawn, waking those embarking on long journeys, marking the night?s end, and the start of the working day.(Vuvuzela, 31 July 2009, Alistair Anderson)
Hawabibi Laher (BA Hons 2006, MA 2008) is being recognised for extensive community-based work in Lenasia, southern Johannesburg. Hawabibi has supported winter-warm and clean-up projects, the Central Islamic Trust?s feeding schemes and helped the Johannesburg Council for the Disabled create art and goods to sell. With a background in psychology, Hawabibi developed an intervention for drug and alcohol dependents after counselling on the Islamic Helpline revealed the extent of the problem. The intervention combines counselling with sport therapy to effect positive behaviour.
Hawabibi has been involved in volunteer activities for a number of years. As a teenager she assisted with warm projects and clean-up campaigns. Following this Hawabibi was involved with the Johannesburg Council for the Disabled (JOCOD) where she assisted the JOCOD members to draw, paint and plant products which JOCOD sold to raise funds. She also assisted the Central Islamic Trust with its feeding schemes.
In 2008 Hawabibi was instrumental in the initiation and implementation of a community based intervention aimed at assisting individuals suffering from drug and alcohol dependency in the Lenasia community. Hawabibi was volunteering at the Islamic Helpline as a counselor and together with others at the Helpline became aware of the extent of the problem in Lenasia. Initially she was involved in educational and outreach programmes offered by the Helpline as well as presenting programmes targeting these issues on the local community station, Radio Islam. However her background in psychology allowed her to develop an intervention together with a few other colleagues that combined counseling with the positive benefits of sport therapy and which facilitated personal and social development and promoted constructive risk-free behavior.
Stemming from this experience, Hawabibi and a colleague also write articles on substance abuse on a voluntary basis to a local community newspaper, The Rising Sun. Hawabibi is still actively involved in these community initiatives and has demonstrated the qualities that deem her worthy of a Wits Volunteer Award.
Sharon Marcus (BCom 1972) is being recognised for 18 years? voluntary service at the Hospice Association of the Witwatersrand. In this capacity she has supported patients who are terminally ill as well as bereaved family members. She diligently attends the fortnightly supervision workshops as required by Hospice of its volunteers.
Sharon has been a volunteer at the Hospice Association of the Witwatersrand for the past 18 years. She completed the Hospice Caregivers Course and has been a Hospice Caregiver every since. She has supported patients and family members as they go through the final stages of someone?s life. She has also assisted people who have been bereaved.
Over the years Sharon has been an asset to Hospice. She is reliable and very empathetic and caring. As a Hospice Volunteer she has been required to attend supervision workshops on fortnightly basis. These are group sessions run by a qualified social worker where volunteers discuss the clients they are supporting and also where the reports they write on each intervention that they have had with a client, is marked and discussed. Sharon has attended these sessions regularly over the years and has only been absent when away on holiday or when family matters have prevented her from attending.
The Department of Psychosocial Services at Hospice has a policy of ongoing training and education for volunteers. These programmes have covered topics such as trauma; grief and bereavement; myths around morphine; HIV/AIDS, its implications and the counseling appropriate to helping people with the disease. These are but a few of the topics that have been presented and discussed over the years.
Sharon has always been willing to learn and increase her knowledge and attends workshops and seminars wherever she can. She attends other relevant workshops outside of Hospice and has always been a keen reader and reads and increases her knowledge around death, dying and bereavement in this way.
Dr Ivan May (BSc 1968, BSc Hons 1969, MSc 1970, PhD 1974, MBA 1977) is being recognised for generously sharing his extensive skills, knowledge and expertise with charities including the Salvation Army, Idalo-Yethu (environmental awareness), the Ifa Lethu Foundation, the Leigh Matthews Memorial Trust and the Field Band Association of South Africa. Serving as a board member, patron, chair or trustee, May has since 1989 provided strategic guidance and insight that has supported the charities in achieving their missions. He received the University?s Alumni Honour Award in 2004.
Mthunzi Mdwaba (BA 1989, LLB 1992) is deputy CEO of the Kelly Group. He is being recognised for contributing time, expertise and opportunities within his role as director of the Life Cycling Academy, the leading cycling transformation programme for disadvantaged youth in South Africa. The Academy has been successful in using cycling to promote individual growth and improve the lives of many disadvantaged South Africans. An avid cyclist himself, Mdwaba?s association with the LCA helps provides opportunities for more than 500 of its members.
Maryanne Middleton (BA 1972, LLB 1974, LLM 1986) is a director at Routledge Modise Inc. She is being recognised for the legal and financial support she provides pro bono to the St Vincent Charitable Trust. The Trust supports the work of the St Vincent School for the Deaf.
Maryanne has served for five years as a trustee on St Vincent Charitable Trust which supports the work of St Vincent School for the Deaf in Melrose. Not only is she a good lawyer, but she has a firm grasp of finance and is interested in education for the deaf. Her contribution is invaluable.
Dr Kanti Naik (BSc 1964, BEd 1974, MEd 1980) is being recognised for his efforts to promote his mother tongue, Gujarati, in Az dville, Roodepoort, through writing and staging three plays. Furthermore, he has served as honorary secretary of the Shree Roodepoort and Az dville Hindu Seva Samajs for over 40 years. An ardent educationist, Naik is a member of the governing board of the Ahmed Timol Secondary School and has served on the advisory council of the Shree Bharat Sharda Mandir for 15 years.
Dr Naik has served on various religious, social and welfare bodies on a voluntary basis on the West Rand, Johannesburg and Lenasia areas for many years.
He has been the honorary secretary of the Shree Roodepoort and Az dville Hindu Seva Samajs for almost forty years. At present he is still the acting chairperson and the honorary secretary of the latter body in Az dville.
Since 1951, Dr Naik has been involved in voluntary community work within the Indian group in Roodepoort and Johannesburg. This included the promotion of the mother tongue, Gujarati, via the staging of three popular plays, written by him. He also acted in these plays by taking leading roles in them. He also contributed in conducting voluntary classes for prospective and practicing Gujarati language teachers with other qualified educators.
Dr. Naik designed the assessment criteria for the annual Eisteddfod for the Shree Mahatma Gandhi Satabdi Samiti, a cultural body promoting language, culture and art. This was for the promotion of folk dances, plays, folk signing, etc. He also headed the assessment process for almost 25 years. It is still functional and many schools take part.
He has been a member of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA)/School Governing Body of the Ahmed Timol Secondary School (formerly the Az dville Secondary School) for almost 25 years. He has been a member of the Advisory Council of the Shree Bharat Sharda Mandir, a private English school, for the last 15 years.
In the field of education, Dr Naik has inspired and assisted many individuals in furthering their academic studies, at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. He is held in high esteem not only within the Indian community, but also within other communities. He went to many schools to perform his popular science lecture-demonstration, Chemistry through Observation, also on a voluntary basis, during annual science and technology promotion week.
Alan Schwarer (LLB 1974) is being recognised for his contribution as a board member to the St Vincent School for the Deaf, the San Salvador Home and St Mary?s Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal. He has been a member of the board of St Vincent?s for 10 years and has been a trustee of the school?s Charitable Trust for more than 20 years. Schwarer has devoted a significant portion of his working life to these organisations, which depend on volunteers to fill the posts on their various boards. He brings a wealth of experience in law and commerce to the boards.
Bronwen Jean Stewart (BA 2007) is being recognised for her support of Cotland?s Baby Sanctuary and the St Mary?s Orphanage. For the past two years, Bronwen has given freely of her time to assist with abandoned, abused and HIV/AIDS-affected babies and children at Cotland?s and has assisted children at the orphanage with their homework
Bronwen graduated from Wits in 2006 with a BA in psychology and South African Sign Language. She is currently pursuing her Honours degree through UNISA. Bronwen suffered learning difficulties from her earliest days in pre-primary school, but has bulldog tenacity and a will to help others who find life difficult in any way. This, perhaps, explains her need to work with challenged children.
For the past two years Bronwen has given freely of her time ? every Thursday and most Saturdays ? to Cotland?s Baby Sanctuary, volunteering to help those who are most compromised; abandoned, abused and HIV/Aids-affected babies and young children. She has a love for children and likes to help them.
Bronwen has a ?care-bear? attitude and is always thinking of others who may be less fortunate than herself, hence her intense interest in child psychology, which she hopes to be able to practice one day and help others who find that they struggle with life?s difficulties.
She has also recently started helping children at the St Mary?s Orphanage with their school homework. These children have no parents to help them and their ?house mothers? have so much else to do. The children battle with the simplest of homework tasks, many of the children have HIV/Aids or have some learning challenges, and many are socially inept, perhaps caused by their living in institutions (many started at Cotland?s where caregivers often only have time to care for the most basic of needs; bathing, feeding, etc.) and volunteers are such a necessary ?aid? as children then receive one-on-one attention. Volunteers read to them, play the part of ?mother? in assisting them with homework tasks, or just play games with them and take them on special outings.
The contribution of volunteers such as Bronwen gives these children a feeling of belonging and helps them to develop better social skills in order to better equip them when they reach adulthood, and need to fend for themselves in a sometimes extremely hostile world.
Professor Kgethi Setati (BEd 1993, MEd 1996, PhD 2002) is being recognised for contributions towards education and poverty alleviation in rural Limpopo. In 1996 Setati established the Tsoga O Itirele Matamanyane project in Matamanyane. As part of the Women and Rural Areas initiative - which stimulates job sustainability and income generating ventures in rural communities ? Setati enabled 40 illiterate women to own and run a village bakery, which won an award for the best rural initiative. In 2004 Setati established the Adopt-A-Learner project at her former school, Thuto-Thebe Middle School in Ga-Rankuwa. This project develops learner excellence in mathematics and science and funds outstanding but financially underprivileged high school learners.
Lindiwe Tshabalala (BEd Hons 2004, MEd 2006) is Principal and mathematics teacher at Thuthuzekani Primary School in Swaneville, an informal settlement in Krugersdorp. She is being recognised for voluntarily conducting workshops for mathematics teachers from Kagiso, Randfontein, Bekkersdal and Carletonville. Furthermore, she led the formation of the Kagiso branch of the Association for Mathematics Education in South Africa (AMESA). Despite holding a Masters degree and being the recipient of several awards, Lindiwe chooses to stay where she is most needed.
Mrs Lindiwe Tshabalala completed her BEd Hons degree with distinction in 2004 and a Masters in 2006 at Wits. She is currently the principal of Thuthuzekani Primary School in Swaneville, an informal settlement next to Kagiso Township in Krugersdorp. Lindiwe is an outstanding ambassador for Wits University. Besides being principal of her school, she is also an outstanding mathematics teacher and leader. Furthermore, she regularly conducts mathematics teacher education workshops for teachers in Kagiso, Randfontein, Bekkersdal and Carletonville. She led the formation of the Kagiso branch of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA).
Her leaderships and excellence in mathematics teaching and learning is well recognised by the education community in South Africa and elsewhere. Due to her excellence and leadership in teaching, she was invited in 2001 to give a plenary lecture at the Seventh Annual National Congress AMESA. In this role she was put on the same list with experienced international speakers from the UK, USA and Zimbabwe and she did an excellent job. It was due to the input that Lindiwe made during that Congress that the National Council of AMESA introduced a principle that each year a teacher-researcher be invited as a plenary speaker. Since then she has been an invited speaker at the Second Regional Conference of the Africa Chapter of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction held in Nairobi, Kenya in April 2007 as well as the 11th International Congress on Mathematical Education held in Mexico on 8-13 July 2008.
Lindiwe obtained cum laude in a Management, Leaderships and Governance conducted by the Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and was sent to do a research study tour in Uganda regarding leadership, teaching and learning, in September 2008.
While Lindiwe?s excellence is recognised in this manner, she remains grounded and pays attention to her school. Under her leadership her school has won several awards and Lindiwe is one of very few township school principals who has managed to stimulate the level of parental involvement required to effectively manage a school. She managed to mobilize parents to volunteer for the school garden projects as well as increased security at night. As result, the school has never had a burglary despite being located in an informal settlement.
In 2002 she was nominated by the D2 district director for a Department of Education leadership award. While this award is mainly for school principals, Lindiwe was nominated, despite not being a principal at that stage, because of her leadership in mathematics education in the D2 district.
In 2004 she won the Feroza Adams Excellence & Leadership Award, which was presented to her at the Wits University graduation ceremony on 22 June 2004.
In 2005 she won an award for excellence in primary school leadership (Gauteng West District D2) and was one of the finalists at provincial level.
Lindiwe is an outstanding ambassador for Wits University. She is an excellent example of the kind of educator that institutions of higher learning in South Africa should be producing. While she holds a Masters degree and has been invited by the Schools of Education at Wits and UJ to join their ranks, she chooses to remain where she believes she is most needed. She does this despite the low salary and all the other challenges that go with teaching, particularly in a township school.
Lindiwe Tshabalala?s Voluntary Contributions to Education