Q: What makes you angry – and what makes you happy? Q: Are you proudly South African? Q:. What do you believe should be done to alleviate unemployment? Q: Do you have a hobby and if so, what is it?
Abuse in any form to anyone makes me angry. Talking down to someone just because your status or title is higher, is another painful thing for me to watch. Throwing litter out of your car window will get me chasing you down and giving you the items back. I am passionate about keeping the environment clean.
What makes me happy is my kids, unexpected hugs and seeing people achieve their goals. And animals - . . seeing any type of animal makes me go giddy!
A: SA is such a diverse country and so rich in history and culture. I don’t think I will find another place where communities can work so beautifully together, despite our history. My family is a merry mix of Turkish, British and Indian and I wouldn’t change my upbringing for anything.
We need to start working with our youth. They are filled with many ideas and need direction to become brilliant entrepreneurs. With the right tools and support they will establish sustainable businesses. We have to ensure that our operational environment is conducive to attract investors and the best way to do that is for the municipalities and the business sector to work together to sort out issues such as infrastructure etc. If the municipality lacks certain skills or resources, they should not be afraid to tap into the business sector. Our municipalities must also use local business to supply them. This way businesses have a chance to expand and employ more people. One of the most frustrating things is the red tape before land gets sold for development and that has to be re-examined.
I have a love for baking and when I have time, I come up with ideas for cake designs with my 11-year-old daughter. You can find me lost in a book at any point. . .