Official M-Net Island of Secrets bio excerpts (May, 2019):
"The rules and restrictions of society were not made with Tania in mind. Or, actually, they were. It's just that this strong and independent woman is not going to pay much attention to them. Tania is one of a kind, unlike anyone else who has played the game of Survivor. She may be slightly older than her competitors, but it won't hold her back. This colourful 51-year-old immigration consultant is a self-proclaimed hedonist and an avid rock climber who loves all kinds of adventures in the outdoors. Tania, who has raised several kids, teaches English language to adults and knows that she’s always the heart and soul of a party – with or without her no-longer-guilty pleasure – a marijuana joint. In Survivor SA she wants to be part of what she calls Team Underdog – who shows the big dogs how it's done. (Oh, by the way, her father was a bank robber)."