Tertiary Institution: University of the Western Cape in Cape Town
Field of study: Three year BA degree
Zanda Gigi was raised in Kurland Village, The Crags. She went to live with her granny when she was a little girl as her mother could not take care of her due to personal reasons. Growing up in a household with a total number of five women taught Zanda how to be independent and that a woman can certainly stand proud without relying on a man; something which is often still frowned upon in our society. She has just enrolled successfully at the University of the Western Cape in Town to commence a three year BA degree. Her first choice was to study Law but due to limited spaces she was accepted for the Bachelor of Arts degree where she has managed to choose modules to assist her in the future when changing over to a law degree. Zanda attended an Afrikaans high school, her university lectures are in English and her home language is Xhosa so we take our hat off to this young lady and wish her all the success in the world!