August is Women’s month and in honour of it here are 5 South African women who not only slay but also embody the spirit of imbokodo in paying it forward and empowering women and young people.
The radio DJ and actress is the founder of the Thando Thabethe Women’s Netball Challange, an annual fundraising event that raises awareness against gender based violence and creates conversations around gender equality and women empowerment.
Presenter and radio DJ Queen B heads up the Bonang Matheba Fund which sends 10 young women a year to Boston College. She was also part of the #GirlsCount campaign.
The actress and presenter is the creator of the Minnie Dlamini Foundation which aims at assisting young children access good education across the country and also makes a difference in impoverished communities.
The actress is the creator of the foundation Light House which assists young people who are suffering from depression, anxiety and suicidal ideation. She is also the ambassador for a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Zinhle Jiyane is not only a DJ but also a force for good when it comes to women empowerment. Her reality show It Takes a Village sought to drive social activism. Along with Personal Development coach they helped young women heal and turn their lives around.