1999 • Social Justice Award
up in Johannesburg and Springs, the eldest of four children whose father
ran a medical practice in Bakerton. Although her family lived in modest,
rented accommodation, her father wanted to give
and her siblings were enrolled in ballet, swimming and piano lessons
with special arrangements being made
for them,in some cases, to attend classes with children of other races.
Her parents came from a mixed back- ground with Scottish, Italian and Indian
followed this education with a further Honours BA at the University
of Toronto. A year
later, Feroza obtained another BA degree – this time from the
School of Interpreters and Translators at the University of Ottawa – languages
being one of her passions (she speaks fluent French, some German and
a smattering of Afrikaans and Gujerati).
In addition to her busy business life, she also finds time to raise funds for the Lester B Pearson College of the Pacific – one of eight United World Colleges, (one of which is Waterford in Swaziland).
She is also the divisional coordinator for Federated Health (an umbrella charity within the Public Service which raises funds for various health charities).
Her ties with South Africa have remained strong and she was the founding director and member of the interim board of Canadian Friends of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, instrumental in organizing the recent Mandela and the Children event at the Sky Dome.
When she does find some spare time, Feroza loves to scuba dive, play tennis and travel as much as possible.