Busisiwe is a seventeen-year-old eleventh grade student at Rand Girls’ High School in Johannesburg, South Africa, who is majoring in accounting, history and physical sciences. She hopes to pursue actuarial science or politics in her future career. In her studies, she has achieved a high grade point average with diplomas in English, life orientation, economics, and she holds the Janette Maarschalk for the highest grade point average.
Busisiwe is an Action team leader of V-Girls, a global network of girl activists and advocates fighting against violence through creative events and empowering themselves and one another to create the change they imagine for the world. Inspired by Eve Ensler’s I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls, V-Girls is a platform for girls to amplify their voices and ignite their activism. She is active in community development and teaches remedial classes for local children in basic mathematics, literacy, and physical education in athletics and volleyball. Her awards and accolades include the RAPs School’s One-Act Play Festival’s scroll, the Lulu Venter Trophy, the Best Supporting Actress and Scriptwriting Award, the Heming Trophy for Best Ambassador for her school, and many other awards for leadership, public speaking, and class captaincy. She is on the Student Representative Council at her school, and is currently campaigning to become its chairperson.http://www.v-girls.org