Married in 1978, they then with two children in tow, moved to Canada in 1992 to give their children a future with greater possibilities and hope. South Africa was still feeling the affects of apartheid and violence was everywhere.
They moved to Canada during a recession and got work doing anything they could find. Dhaya was an electrician in South Africa but found work at a computer recycling plant for $8/hr. (Mrs) Dhaya found work as a receptionist at a college. They worked hard, bought a house, and as time passed (Mrs) Dhaya became Assistant Vice President and manager of finance and operations for Sotheby's Canada. She is now an administrator at CSBI Group, a construction and engineering company. (Mr) Dhaya began working at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where he works today.
Away from work, they share a love of travel and cruising as a way to enjoy down-time and see the world. They also continue to dance!
DHAYA & DHAYA FUN FACT: They both were thrilled to have met Nelson Mandela. (Mr) Dhaya saw him in a hotel and went up to introduce themselves. "He was a very nice man", (Mr) Dhaya recalls.