Passion, Purpose and People − these three words best describe Karabo and the reason why she does what she does.

Her current role as senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg allows her to fan into flame her passion for wholesome people development through personal touch and the use of social networks to connect with her students and other youth. She believes in building relationships with students that will result in life-long mentorship and will enable them to reach their fullest potential. She is committed to excellent teaching in a manner that allows students to relate and engage with the content. The responsibility and opportunity of building a pipeline of future chartered accountants really excites her.

Her purpose for people development extends beyond the lecture rooms. Karabo also sits on the boards of non-profit organisations such as the Johannesburg Parent and Child Counselling Centre and of Nali’Bali as a trustee. These organisations are focused on the holistic development of individuals and families and educating children on how to read in their home languages.

In addition, Karabo is a lecturer on the Gauteng Board Course that prepares CA(SA) candidates for their initial test of competence (ITC). She also works closely with SAICA in discharging its responsibility of performing and conducting accreditation visits to the various universities in South Africa, which is a key process of ensuring quality and consistency of CA(SA) degrees across the country’s universities. She was recently appointed to the management team of UJ’s Department of Accountancy.