I was born into Apartheid in South Africa (SA), where for 25 years I was an activist for the liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANS). I left SA as a refugee and was granted political asylum in the UK in the early 1980s.
I tell my story. I invite others to tell their stories! The stories of famous people are recorded, but those of ordinary people, who lived their quiet lives in suffering - under Apartheid and still today - worldwide - those ordinary stories are not heard and will not form part of our history unless we tell them so that History will remember us too.
I use my experience to work with excluded communities worldwide, telling my story in classrooms, workplaces and boardrooms. I help institutions* to include the voice of their beneficiaries in service delivery.
I particularly enjoy presenting at Assemblies in schools, giving children an opportunity to question me directly about what Apartheid South Africa was like.
I speak English, Afrikaans and French.
(* Organisations include Susila Dharma International Association ; NHS White Papers on health and social care; Better Doctors, Better Patients; UK Stroke Association and Carers UK; the training of non-executive directors; and HM Audit Office, UK)