Dawn Denton

Where are you from?
I was born in Nelspruit but grew up in Joburg and went to school in Potch

Where do you currently live?
I live in Frome, Somerset

How long have you been in the UK?
A whole 22 years!

Where else have you lived in the UK?
I have lived all over London – Clock House, Beckenham, East Finchley, Bromley, Surbiton

What work do you do?
I am a trained teacher but have left teaching.  I am a tour director, a London City guide, run an online business selling manuka honey skincare and a local Frome website, I publish (and market) books, I blog, write a little and do a bit of presenting on community radio

What do you love about being a South African?
Being African gives us a sense of pride and this pride brings South Africans together. I love that South Africans will always support and understand each other. We are entrepreneurial and have a deep desire to succeed – and are brave enough to leave all we know and love (especially African sunsets) behind and start from scratch in a new country. I admire South Africans and love that I have Africa flowing in my veins!

My inspiration comes from our beloved Madiba:
“It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” 

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