Powerful Women Empowering Others.
Every year on 9 August we celebrate Women’s Day in South Africa, a public holiday that pays homage to the women of our nation; - the mothers, the wives, the sisters and the daughters who fought tirelessly against the tyranny of the Apartheid government.
We caught up with some of South Africa’s favourite celeb personalities and asked them, which woman has played a valuable role in making you who you are today?
Professional Sportswoman, Vanes-Mari du Toit: "I have had some amazing women come in and go out of my life, who have left a solid mark on my heart and my life…. My mom, grandmother, coaches, teachers and mentors… but we tend to forget about the women who currently play the biggest role in our lives, they are my immediate girl friends, my most recent dialled numbers, the girls who stick with me through thick and thin, who I can call at any time and who will always have my back."
Actress, Dineo Moeketsi: "My mother and late grandmother. These women have always continued to lead me in the right direction of following my dreams. Pushing me to think outside the box and push my comfort limits but also to stay true to myself, my roots and morals and they’ve mounded me into a power house women who knows that the sky is the limit and my dreams and goals re obtainable through dedication to my craft and brand. Never give up and always listen to your gut. Surround yourself with the right team of people who will uplift you and be right by your side cheering you on!"
Comedian & Actress, Claudine Ullman: "So in terms of my comedy career my mentors have been numerous. So many incredibly powerful women have been instrumental in inspiring and shaping my career. They have believed in my abilities and given me huge opportunities for which I will always be grateful. Some of them I've mentioned and some of them like Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig and Sarah Silverman don't even know I exist...yet!"
Actress, Nicole Bessick: "Beyoncé... and not just for the run of the mill "slay all day" and "yas, Queen!" sort of reasons. Her talent, humility, business acumen and unstinting work ethic have come to find her playing in a league beyond any other artist of our time. Nobody works harder than her. It's that simple. There's something to be said about a woman who makes other women fell a surge of self-love, strength and ability. There's even more to be said about a black female artist who celebrates blackness and black culture. In doing so, she speaks directly into the hearts of millions of women of colour and unconsciously gives them permission to do the same and celebrate everything about themselves that society deems sub-par... she sure as hell did that for me!"
V Personality, Roxy Burger: "My daughter, even at the age of 6 months old, teaches me lessons I need to learn on a daily basis."
“The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will.”
To every South African Women, not only do we celebrate you on the 9th of August 2018, but every day and throughout the month!
HAPPY WOMENS MONTH!!!