Ayanda studied Theatre and performing Arts at the Market Theatre Laboratory where she obtained a higher certificate. She then trained as Script Editor with South African Broadcasting Corporation and the National Film and Video Foundation in South Africa. She quickly moved from interns to Acting Head of Genre during her time at the SABC.
Ayanda also mentors & facilitates workshops for KwaZulu Natal Film Commission, their FITI Program as well as NFVF Spark. She currently works as a Head Writer / Script Editor / Workshop Facilitator / Script Writer for Dramas and Feature Films. Ayanda has just finished working on “Makoti” for SABC 1 – as Head Writer and Creative Producer.