Dorothie studied at Tygerberg ( Sarleh Dollie College) and graduated in 1998. She worked at Tygerberg Hospital for the Year of 1999 and moved to Victoria Hospital (high care unit) in 2000.
In 2001 she moved to City Council Clinics where she was a registered nurse and also worked as assistant clinic manager over several clinics till 2006.
She joined OCSA (Pep Clothing) in 2007 and worked as registered nurse in an occupational clinic till 2011. She joined Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation as a Research nurse in Aug 2011 and advanced to Study Coordinator in May 2012.