Cape Town - Gugu Ndebele is an incredibly humble leader and teacher who has taken on a job that comes with an immense responsibility.
On 1 February this year she was officially appointed as the Executive Director of The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG), thrusting her into the spotlight of this prestigious school and the pressure that comes with reporting to Oprah Winfrey.
None of these challenges appear to be intimidate her as Gugu is focused on the girls at the school and providing every single resource available to ensure their success.
She says: "We had over 6 000 applications for Grade 8...and this is for 66 seats."
Half of them don't qualify, and this is not because of a lack of passion, drive or good grades but because the school only accepts girls that come from a household with an income less than R10 000.