Cindy matriculated in 2004 from Fairmont High School in Cape Town. She then went on to complete her LLB degree at the University of the Western Cape. She is a director at the firm Van Zyl Johnson Inc in Woodmead, Johannesburg where she deals mainly with civil litigation including medical negligence, slip and fall claims as well as labour disputes. Cindy believes that parties can only benefit from embarking on mediation as a step to resolving their disputes. She enjoys gyming, cycling and playing tennis and believes being active is good for the soul.