She has grit, perseverance, patience and determination and this is none other than billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist Folorunsho Alakija. The Nigerian super lady is one of the few women who have bravely entered the maledominated business area of oil and gas industry.She is the richest woman, not only in Nigeria but in the whole African continent with a net worth of over $1billion.
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That is without doubt Xoliswa Bebula a dynamic entrepreneur, a mother, a philanthropist and sole Founder and CEO of Mazwe Financial Services. A devout out servant of God and a giver by character, she argues and believes that making a difference in the lives of those will make them recognise and glorify God.
Nonkululeko Williams is the founder of two lucrative business outfits: Lukuye Development Projects and A2B Winery. She was recently featured in the Real Housewives of Durban – a popular reality American hit franchise that captured the imagination of the South African TV audience.She is smart, sassy, deeply religious and yet proud of her Zulu culture having grownup in the northern side of KZN, town called Esikhawini.
Danisa Baloyi is a revered and seasoned business woman who has occupied top executive positions including serving in boards of various business outfits. She was the first female to chair the Black Business Council and she also led other entities such as National Skills Authority and South African Women’s Investment Holdings. In addition she boasts directorship in some of the blue chip companies ranging from Denel, Absa, Fidentia the Don Group, AMB and Adcorp. She was also elected the President of the global International Women Forum chapter of South Africa.
Gugulethu Mahlangu is one of the new breed of young female farmers who are changing the face of farming. She recently graced the cover page of the Sunday World where she was celebrated as one of the South African most heroic women. She was also featured in the edition of Farmers Weekly South Africa.
She is one of a few women who are found in the mining industry in South Africa.This is the journey of the mining magnate who started down there where the size of her first pay packet was a paltry R46 a month. Battle-hardened by her experiences in the struggle against
apartheid, she’s not afraid to tackle those standing in her way.
Mapitseng Dorothy Botsi-Thulare was born and raised in Ga-Rankuwa with five siblings. Her parents are staunch adherents of the Christian values which she still lives by to this day. She has always been a big-hearted person, patient and someone who enjoyed solving problems at home. And law was just the kind of a career that fitted her personality.