Ruth is proudly a born and bred Zimbabwean! She grew up in a small farming community called Belingwe where there were only 27 pupils in the whole primary school. In the early eighties Ruth and Mick (boy friend then) left Bulawayo to move ‘down south’ to South Africa where they lived in Johannesburg, Klerksdorp and Cape Town. During this time Ruth was involved in the travel industry being a co-owner of company called Platinum Tour. Her responsibilities included marketing and promoting the company as well as co-ordinating the travel arrangements for foreign travellers in either the FIT, Incentive or Conference market.
In mid-2001, Ruth and Mick, with their sons, relocated to Pietermaritzburg. Although Ruth hoped to be a lady of leisure she soon realized that she needed to get busy and get involved in something. It was in 2005 that she joined Cordwalles where she is now very happy, very busy and very passionate about this special school!! Kyle is working as a chartered accountant in London and Ross is studying at Stellenbosch. Her sons are both Cordies Old Boys.