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The idea of my life as a fairy tale is itself a fairy tale. – Grace Kelly


About Deborah

DDeborah was born in KwaZulu-Natal and is the daughter of Carol and well-known evangelist and African Enterprise founder and team leader, Michael Cassidy. After school Deborah moved down to Cape Town to study at UCT where she complete a Bachelor in Primary Education and then a Masters in Theory and Philosophy of Education.

Despite a strong calling into the world of teaching, after meeting and then marrying South African cricketer and international coach, Gary Kirsten, Deborah opted for a more flexible career as a freelance journalist.

More recently, Deborah’s career in journalism led her to write her first book, Chai tea & Ginger beer, which was released in South Africa in February 2015. This intriguing autobiography gives an honest look into her life and most specifically her journey being married to Gary. The book is written from Deborah’s unique perspective as the wife of an international sportsman and coach.

Although Gary and Deborah have had extensive time touring the world in the name of cricket, they now live in Cape Town with their three children, Joshua, James and Joanna. In her spare time Deborah loves oil painting and being with friends and family.

Deborah is also an inspiring motivational speaker who engages extensively with many different audiences and is passionate about adding value and inspiring other women in their own journeys. As she strives to find her own part in God’s Great Story, her delight is to help others find theirs.