Nontsikelelo Qwelane forgets her aching knees when she takes up her chalk at the beginning of a school day. At age 92, after 73 years in front of a classroom, this lifelong teacher insists she is not tired. Instead, she is still devoted to her vocation, and her pupils.
Her love of teaching is complemented by her unending quest to learn. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1975, received a diploma in development studies in 1983, a higher education diploma in 1993, and a Bachelor of Education in 1996. Her colleagues describe her as “a walking geography textbook”.