We have selected 5 of our favourite stories, showing the effect that women can have when they are empowered and given the space to live out their dreams.

 

Beer isn’t just for boys

Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela is quick to remind doubters that women have historically been entrusted with the art of brewing and has since launched her own business, proving that women too can become beer masters.

South Africa’s best driver owns the streets of Durban

Thandekile Shabane sits at the helm of a 48-seater bus, delivering commuters to their destinations while showing that tenacity and perseverance can truly lead to the fulfillment of dreams.

She constructed an empire by breaking down stereotypes

Divorce shattered Thato Mokhothu’s home after she left for university but this businesswoman continued to keep the faith, branching out into the tyre-fitment industry and becoming the first woman to own a business of that nature in the Free State.

Your skin is beautiful just the way it is

Professor Ncoza Dlova continually campaigns against skin-lightening products through changing the way that people think about beauty and showing women that they are beautiful just the way they are.

Human trafficking is an unspeakable horror. This woman is tackling it head on

Slavery still exists and Tabitha Lange has had enough. From educating police officers on the nuances of the environment they are dealing with, to supporting survivors, she is leading the South African movement to eliminate human trafficking.