DR. Norman Davids

Norman Davids is a soft spoken young man who comes from humble beginnings in the Ceres farm district. His parents are farm workers in the Ceres area. When Norman attended the Ceres Secondary School the combined income in the family was approximately R700 a week. Norman had a lifelong dream of becoming a dentist, but…

Ciaren Fritz

Ciaren’s story is a heartbreaking one. Both Ciaren’s parents passed away over a period of three years, leaving him and his brother in the care of an elderly grandmother. In 2012, it came to our attention that Ciaren was struggling to pay his university tuition fees. With no support from his parents, he was in…

Henry Fritz

When Vuya Foundation came to know of Henry he was a student in the Ceres Secondary School. He stayed in the school hostel during the week and was to return home on weekends. One cold and rainy winters evening Henry knocked on the door of his school principal and a Vuya Foundation Board member, Mr…

Andre Petersen

Andre Petersen is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s most sought after pianists and educators. Andre is a recipient of numerous classical music and jazz music awards including first prize in the Old Mutual Jazz Encounters Competition, first prize in the SAMRO Overseas Piano Scholarship Competition, the Oppenheimer Overseas Scholarship. Andre successfully completed his masters dissertation…