LEIGH MEINERT

Leigh Meinert is a member of the Unitarian congregation in Cape Town, where she serves on the church council. She is co-founder and Business Administration (TSiBA), which offers a free course that culminates in a bachelor of business administration degree conferred by Unisa. "Our students don't pay back,� she says. "They pay forward through the transfer of the skills they have learned, through civic engagement and through social responsibility.� She was instrumental in founding TSiBA as a non-profit facility in 2004 and it opened its doors to students the following year. Meinert has a bachelor's degree in value and policy studies She says that, with the help of the University of Cape Town's deputy vice-chancellor, Professor Martin Hall, who is the chair of TSiBA's Academic Advisory Council, she and her colleagues have also designed a relevant curriculum for subjects including entrepreneurship, self-development and leadership. TSiBA is funded by private-sector corporate partners and lecturers provide their services for free. Books and study materials for the students are largely sponsored

LUNCH SPOT: Mimi's, Observatory