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.
That sums up Noko Maila, principal at the Bramley Primary School in Johannesburg South Africa. With a teaching experience of almost three decades, Maila has been headmaster at the same school for a record 19 years. The School’s motto is “Strive for Excellence” and it is no wonder that Maila and her highly qualified team of educators seek excellence and nothing else.
Dr Edna Adan Ismail commands so much global respect and adulation for her selflessness and incredible fortitude. The octogenarian has single-handedly built a hospital in her hometown ravaged by civil strife which severely scarred the country. Not only is she the vocal critic of the female genital mutilation (FGM) practice but she has also become its face as she galvanises the world against it.
Many people only relate to Mrs Zanele Mbeki as the former first lady from 1998 to 2008 when her husband,Thabo Mbeki, was the President of South Africa. Although she was mostly eclipsed by her husband who was always in the public eye due to the position he held, Mrs Mbeki quietly carved herself a distinct identity through her selfless involvement in community-based developmental and women economic empowerment initiatives.
Beverly Robertson, current President and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber in the US, is a successful entrepreneur, a seasoned corporate executive, a strategic non-profit leader.She holds a record of being the first female leader of the Chamber since its founding in 1838. This African American stalwart signifies strong black woman power and resilience as she takes us through her inspirational journey. Robertson was born and bred in Memphis where she later on graduated from the Memphis State University
Like most children Barbara Nekesa’s mother never knew what the future held for her daughter. She single-handedly raised her eight girls (including Barbara) at the time when Uganda was emerging from a liberation war. These were tough times as the country lacked basics such as sugar, salt, toiletries.
Diplomats and Ambassadors are some of the posts traditionally associated by the geriatrics. But at 36 years old, Ms Roleta Lebelo is surely a young face to occupy such a respected post of a consul-general. The mother of two young boys has been deployed as the key point person in Germany’s two cities of Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. Her main task is to foster commercial relations between South Africa and two wealthiest German states.