The quietest girl in class spells it out for you and Africa
FREE TO READ | Her teachers in Nyanga are bursting with pride after she represented SA at the African Spelling Bee
If you can’t spell the words “Buxifolia”, “guffaw” or “logorrhoea”, look no further than a Grade 7 girl in a primary school in the impoverished Cape township of Nyanga to teach you.
Unamandla Nontswabo, 15, does not get distracted by setbacks. When she arrived in Cape Town by bus two years ago, she had to stay at home for a year with her unemployed mother because local schools were too full to accommodate her.
Fast forward to this October, when the pupil from Liwa Primary School was at the forefront of a quiz competition that attracted more than 100 pupils from 18 different countries...