Ms Mokgadi Nkuna – Phumzile Primary School


  1. What is your current role within the education space?
    I am the Head Chef at Phumzile Primary School.
  1. What inspired you to follow this career path?
    I love cooking with all my heart.
  1. What do you love most about what you do?
    I love food and cooking is my passion.
  1. What attributes, do you feel, are important for success in your role
    Have faith and believe that one day you will succeed. I always believed that everything would work out for me and my family. I believe in God and keep my trust and faith in him. The love and passion for cooking has pushed me to work harder. Determination and resilience are key as well. I used to wake up early in the morning to sell fish on the streets and around the community. I also motivate that even kids can sell sweets and make pocket money for themselves.
  1. What obstacles in life have you had to overcome, and what did you learn?
    I was struggling and unemployed. I used to sell food in and around the community to make a living. I learnt to stand up for myself and not depend on someone else. I pushed myself and motivated myself to work hard as well.
  1. What advice do you have for young girls?
    I would advise young girls to go to school and become independent, not to rely on other people. Get up and do it for yourself because you can.