In 2002 Fiesta Korsten began teaching at Voortrekker High School. During the years that followed she has been a mother for learners and young teachers alike, as well as a sister to her friends. Former learners are now her colleagues, including her daughter, Carmia, who teaches in the same department. Mrs Korsten is well known in teaching circles in and around Pietermaritzburg.
As the end year exams began in 2016 this inspirational teacher was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. Shockwaves crashed through the Voortrekker community of friends, staff and learners. She decided to undergo treatment in Hilton and cancer has not dulled this lady’s sense of humour.