Zandile Mciza's was born in Durban but grew up in King William's Town in the Eastern Cape, where she encountered many instances of health afflictions such as hypertension and diabetes. Finding solutions to some of these chronic diseases motivated her to become a general practitioner. She completed a BSc to qualify for enrolment at the University of Cape Town's (UCT) medical school, but later decided to become a dietician instead. She obtained her BSc in dietetics at the University of the Western Cape in 2000, did an MSc in medical and converted to a PhD. She is currently working full-time on her PhD, which analyses the social, cultural, environmental and familial factors that contribute to obesity. A registered dietician, she is a part-time sports dietician at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa.

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