Jeanne Zaidel-Rudolph was born in Pretoria in 1948, and was educated at Pretoria High School for Girls. As a student, she displayed an extraordinary gift for playing the piano. Under the guidance of her teachers (including Goldie Zaidel, Philip Levy and Adolph Hallis in South Africa and John Lill in London) she won many prizes and awards for her piano performances.
“Presidency Communications Research Document: The National Orders Awards, October 2004” [online], from theSouth African Government Information, Available at www.info.gov.za [Accessed 31 March 2009]|Human Sciences Research Council, Group: Democracy and Governance, (2000), Women marching into the 21st century, (HSRC Press), pp. 171”“173.