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Lynn Maggott’s passion helped her to become successful business leader 

CAPE TOWN. – Lynn Maggot undoubtedly has the Midas-touch, for everything this small business developer and implementer of start-up business programmes has touched the past 20 years, has turned to gold. Maggott will deliver the keynote-address at the second webinar of 1000 Women Trust, in collaboration with Pick ‘n Pay, on the 1000 Women Restart-initiative […]

I never gave up, SA’s decorated black female commercial farmer tells women at webinar 

When Anna Phosa bought four pigs for R1000 in 2004 and secured the land of a small holding through family savings, she knew nothing about farming. She bravely entered a male-dominated industry where many doors were shut in her face, but kept on dreaming and persisted. In 2016, she secured a multi-million deal with Pick ‘n Pay […]

Mems’s bee-keeping enterprise a social enterprise aimed at creating new possibilities for women 

An award-winning farmer in the poultry industry, and now a successful and fast-expanding bee-keeping entrepreneur with a vision to empower and heal women who have survived gender-based violence, Mems Ramaila has achieved considerable success for more than a decade. The anchor enterprise of her bee-keeping enterprise, Bee African, is in Brits. She has three additional bee-keeping sites in Gauteng […]

Passion, resilience in the face of adversity keys to entrepreneurial success, says award-winning Ntombie 

CAPE TOWN. – If businesswomen’s only concern is about profit margins, some might close their doors within the first five years when businesses go through tumultuous periods in which they occasionally spend more than they earn, warned Ntombekaya Nonxuba, affectionately known as Ntombie, owner of the award-winning Rise Uniforms in Philippi. Nonxuba delivered a keynote-address at […]

Female entrepreneurs can be key drivers of job creation in SA, says Sauls 

CAPE TOWN. – In a global environment where 9-to-5 jobs are often not created any longer, entrepreneurship is a key driver of new job opportunities, says Leonora Sauls, head of philanthropy at the Ackerman Family Foundation and the Ackerman Pick ‘n Pay Foundation. Sauls will be a keynote speaker at the webinar on 25th August hosted […]

Teen pregnancies in Cape, rape of a 12-year old girl in Mitchell’s Plain alarming 

CAPE TOWN. – There was a total of 325 pregnancies of girls between the age of 10 and 14 in the Western Cape the past year, while 934 pregnancies in the age group occurred in Gauteng between April 2020 and January 2021. There were 11342 girls in the Western Cape between the age of fifteen and nineteen […]

We Mourn The Loss Of Youth Of The Girl Child 

20 AUGUST 2021                                                                         Email Prebashnie@gmail.com                          MEDIA RELEASE  We Mourn The Loss Of Youth Of The Girl Child The #WeTooWomenLawyers (#WTWL) Against Abuse, has noted with concern media reports detailing alarming statistics regarding children as young as 10 years old having given birth during the period April 2020 to March 2021, with more than […]

#CodeRed Feminists Plan Mobilization to Reclaim Women’s Month 

20 AUGUST 2021  MEDIA RELEASE  Feminists are tired: Across South Africa black women and children continue to bear the brunt of a neoliberal system that believes R350 is enough ‘relief’ to feed families, that loots funds to create hair salons, that mobilizes toxic masculinities to enact violence at the expense of women, children, foreign nationals […]

GBV-survivors complain about poor service by SAPS at police stations 

CAPE TOWN. – A survey about the police’s management of gender-based violence (GBV) cases revealed that survivors of GBV received poor services at police stations, according to a report by www.iol.co.za The survey has shown that victims courageous enough to report to police stations were treated with disdain. It found that: * 80% of victims were […]