Talk of the Town - - News - ... with Dr Glenda Hicks

Ques­tion: Tell us about your job.

A: Help­ing peo­ple with their prob­lems in their lives; it’s my pas­sion. Q: What made you get into that line of work? A: It started at school, when I knew I was a peo­ple helper. Q: De­scribe the most mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence that you have had in your line of work.

A: Mak­ing the tran­si­tion from oc­cu­pa­tional ther­apy into qual­i­fy­ing as a teacher, and there­after be­com­ing a psy­chol­o­gist. Q: What do you do to unwind when you are not work­ing? A: I walk and swim in the sea when it’s warm. Q: What is your motto in life? A: Life is a gift to be cher­ished. Q: What makes you happy? A: Solv­ing prob­lems Q: What makes you an­gry? A: Peo­ple throw­ing lit­ter Q: What do you think about the

youth of South Africa? Do you have any ad­vice for them? A: What an ex­cit­ing fu­ture they have. Q: What do you like most about Port Al­fred?

A: The beauty, and my an­ces­tral con­nec­tion, for ex­am­ple, the Lam­bert fam­ily and the road named af­ter my grand­fa­ther. Q: If you could change one thing about Port Al­fred… A: The lit­ter, and the stink from “honey suck­ers”. Q: What is your favourite mu­sic piece of all time? A: Rhap­sody in Blue Q: Name three peo­ple you would like to in­vite for din­ner (dead or alive)? A: Nel­son Man­dela, my father, and my grand­fa­ther. Q: Three wishes for South Africa?

A: Peace, no cor­rup­tion (ideally), law-abid­ing cit­i­zens and road users.

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