Sasha Dube is reaping the rewards of perseverance.
Dube, the Northern Cape winner of the 2006 Old Mutual, SABC and Sowetan Community Builder of the Year Award, previously worked for a pittance as a community worker and is now drawing a regular salary as a local economic development officer for the Siyanda Municipality in Upington.
Dube is still sentimentally-attached to the Siyanda Theatre Laboratory, which nurtured her talents as an arts and culture practitioner, and which she represented as a nominee in the Community Builder of the Year eliminations.
She went on to become a national finalist.
"I am proud to have represented Northern Cape so well in the Community Builder of the Year Award," Dube said in Upington recently.