"The price of the democratic way of life is a growing appreciation of people's differences, not merely as tolerable, but as the essence of a rich and rewarding human experience," says Sue Maude.
Sue wears many hats. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from UCT in 1991 and has worked as a freelancer ever since. She has provided administrative support services to a vast array of organisations, from London Stockbrokers to the Channel Islands Comptroller of Income Tax, London Postgraduate Medical School and the BBC to corporate South Africa. However, it is small business where she feels most at home. “It is entrepreneurs who take real risks in life. They have to pit their talents and harness any available resources against the constant challenges that they face. It gives me great satisfaction to help them get ahead.”
For balance, Sue also wears the writer’s hat. She is co-owner of a publishing company which produced a coffee table book on favoured Cape Town destination, Llandudno, and is currently hard at work on the second book. Travel writing is a passion and Sue also undertakes freelance writing assignments specialising in website content and corporate communications.
Then there is the activist hat. Sue served on the 1990/91 UCT SRC as Social Issues Officer and was also an active member of the End Conscription Campaign at that time. She is currently active in the Empowerment through Education NGO, which provides educational opportunities to children in the deprived areas of Cape Town’s South Peninsula. Sue is also passionate about the alternative currency debate and has been a member of the Cape Town Community Exchange Scheme for many years.
Sue was afflicted by the travel bug at an early age, so when not stuck behind a computer she likes nothing better than a full tank of petrol and the open road!