My name is
Samantha, but I am also know as Zoliswa which is my African name. I was given
the name Samantha just before I started school and the name became popular more
than my African name. I come from the tribe known as AMAXHOSA and the name
Zoliswa means Humble.
I was born in the Eastern Cape Province outside East London in Mdantsane
Township about 1870 km east of Cape Town. That is were I did my schooling.
History and geography were my favourite subjects. I came to Cape Town in 2000 to
further my studies towards Tourism Management.
After my studies I did part time jobs here and there. In 2003 I worked in Robben
Island Museum as an Information officer and it was here that I have develop an
interest in Tourist guiding and the year later I registered to do a Regional
tourist guiding course.
I have worked for a number of tour operators on freelance bases. During the past
five years I have however involved myself in numerous other skills in an attempt
to broaden my horizon and further my interest in other passions.
In 2007 I enrolled for the Business Course funded by the Raymond Ackerman
Academy of entrepreneurs at UCT graduate school of business.
Fortunately for me, much of my working day is spent in the townships, in my own
neighbourhood where I work as a Tourist Guide, conducting township tours. I love
bringing people to see where I live, meeting people, walking the streets,
sharing a joke and greeting friends and strangers alike. The community is happy
to see me bringing tourists into their living space as many of them have also
started to develop business of their own which benefit from foreign visitors
exploring these places which they may have seen from a distance, driving into
the city along N2 highway from the airport.
A tour with me will take you to the other side of Cape Town where there is a
vibrant community, telling you about our past and the present. Our hopes,
dreams, fears and triumphs.
Other than that, Samantha is an out going person…. a people’s person.
I love spending my free time with kids.
I was born a singer I can sing the click song better than Miriam… a joke!
Please ask me to sing for you…