Siya, as she is fondly known, grew up in Plettenberg Bay. Sadly her father passed away when she was a young girl. Her mother, a teacher, raised her and her young sister single handedly.
Siya studied a diploma in Human Resource Management at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth. She completed her diploma in 2015 and did her B Tech degree in Human Resources in 2016.
Click here to read the beautiful thank you letter she wrote when she left Born in Africa after graduating.