My name is Cheryl Jaftha , born in Cape Town on 10th May 1966. I obtained a B.Com degree at the University of the Western Cape as well as completed a Housing Manager and Senior Managers Course at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

I’m a single mom with 4 children of my own as well as a foster daughter. My eldest son is Jason and he is 23 yrs old, second eldest is Julian and he is 21 yrs old, third eldest is Cheri and she is 18 yrs old and the youngest is Jessica-Robyn and she is 13 yrs old. My foster daughter (unofficially) is Caylin and she is 18 yrs old.

For the last 23 years I’ve been working for the City of Cape Town in various departments. I’m currently a Manager: Finance in the Economic, Social Development and Tourism Directorate.

My daughters say I run errands for them and that in a nut shell is how I spend my spare time.