On 22 May SAORA had the privilege of hosting Carey Haouach and Lindsay McTeague at a Networking Breakfast and Book Launch. They were in Johannesburg to promote the biography of their mother, Sheena Duncan, co-founder of the Black Sash. They chatted to us about the recently published book but the focus was more on what it was like growing up with such a remarkable mother, and on Sheena’s extraordinary contribution to our country. What remarkable Old Girls the Duncan family were and are! These women are true examples of ‘living lives of significance’ .
Sarah Calburn attended Roedean school from 1970 through to her matric year in 1981.SarahCalburn founded her Johannesburg practice in 1996 after completing a Masters in Architecture by Research at the Royal Melbourne Insitute of Technology. She graduated from Wits with distinction in 1987, and has worked in Paris, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne. Her multi award-winning practice specializes in design integrity, in the ‘art’ of architecture. She locates her ethos in the conceptual space between landscape and architecture, and is committed to a critical architectural practice which is able to sustain both a creative and a critical dialogue with its environment. [Read more…]
Sheetal Vallabh attended Roedean School from 1986 until her Matric year in 1994. Of her experience at Roedean she says: “Roedean provided an environment in which individuality was respected, dynamic thinking encouraged, and meaningful relationships valued. This, together with a strong academic foundation served me well at university and in the working world. I was fortunate to have inspiring teachers and great group of girls (who are now extraordinary women) to have shared my experiences with.” After matriculating from Roedean, Sheetal completed her BA, LLB at UCT and then returned to Johannesburg to serve her articles at Webber Wentzel Bowens (now, Webber Wentzel). She then went on to complete her LLM in Media Law at Wits while lecturing on a part-time basis in the Law department. She then accepted a position as an Associate at Edward Nathan and Friedland (now, Edward Nathan Sonnenburgs) in their Telecommunications, Media and Technology department. Sheetal then changed the direction of her career by studying what she felt she was really called to do – psychology. While studying psychology she continued lecturing at Wits. Sheetal then went on to complete her Masters in Clinical Psychology at UCT.
About Angel Jones
Angel Jones is CEO of Homecoming Revolution – the brain gain company for Africa.
She matriculated at Roedean in 1988 and was ViceHeadgirl.
With a BA degree (English & Economics) at UCT and a Postgraduate IAA diploma at AAA School of Advertising, Angel worked in London at M&C Saatchi, where she won 15 international creative awards.
Angel Jones was the CoFounder & Executive Creative Director of advertising agency, Morrisjones where she created the kulula.com brand. Morrisjones was voted Financial Mail’s Emerging Agency of the Year 2001, FM Small Agency of the Year 2002, and Finance Week’s Small Agency of the Year 2004 and 2005.. In 2010 Morrisjones was ranked 33rd in South Africa on the interim Fast Growth Top 100 list.
Acknowledged by Thabo Mbeki in the 2005 State of the Nation address, Angel was the winner of the Shoprite Checkers/SABC2 Woman of the Year award in the Media & Communications category in 2003. In 2005 Angel was a founding board member of the South African chapter of the Entrepreneur Organisation. She was also a finalist in the 2007 Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Awards in the Emerging Category.
Angel was a board member of Roedean School Johannesburg from 2008 – 2014 and was the Keynote Speaker at the Roedean Centenary Celebration in 2004.
She has been published in SA:Reasons to Believe; SA More Good News; SA’s Most Promising Companies 2005 and Inspirational Woman at Work.
In 2012, Angel was voted as a New Generation Leader for Africa by ALN in 2012.
Angel is married to Carlos Gomes, they have a 12 year old daughter at Roedean, Lulu, an 8 year old son at St. John’s, Samuel, two cats and three chickens.