Women's Month

Women of Wonder: A tribute to Women's Month

01 August 2020 - 07:57 By TimesLIVE
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Promoting self-love is child's play, thanks to ...

The toys in Caroline Hlahla and Khulile Vilakazi-Ofosu's Sibahle Collection celebrate the beauty of diversity

By Toni Jaye Singer

Emmie Chiyindiko is bridging the gap for women in science

Emmie Chiyindiko, 26, is scientist who is passionate about combating the devastating effects of climate change.

By Sharon Mazingaizo

'Fearless' Charlize Theron kicks ass on and off the silver screen

Fearless Hollywood actress Charlize Theron is living proof that life sometimes does indeed imitate art.

By Khanyisile Ngcobo

Dr Matshidiso Moeti leads Africa's fight against Covid-19

Africa, like the rest of the world, is engulfed by the Covid-19 pandemic, but the continent has one of the finest minds ...


Zozibini Tunzi changed the world with a sleek haircut and strong words

Our reigning Miss Universe is not afraid to speak out against injustices

By Toni Jaye Singer

Four decades later, Graca Machel is still fighting for women and children ...

There are many politicians who devote their lives to changing people's lives but no-one has come close to the devotion ...

By Batandwa Malingo

How chef Chantel Dartnall is enriching the local food scene

This award-winning chef is keen to share her spotlight on the culinary world stage with others.

By Toni Jaye Singer

Beauty with purpose: Thando Hopa uses modelling to demystify albinism

Model and activist Thando Hopa is a lawyer by profession, and uses her platform to dispel false information about ...

By Rethabile Radebe

Thuli Madonsela: SA's top corruption crusader

Thuli Madonsela's fight against corruption made her one of the most popular public figures in SA.

By Gareth Cotterell

Nomzamo Mbatha takes on Hollywood

At just 30, SA actress, presenter and activist Nomzamo Mbatha is taking the world's showbiz capital, Hollywood, by ...

By Batandwa Malingo

She lost her mother at 17, but Phuti Mahanyele defied all the odds

When you look at the achievements of business mogul Phuti Mahanyele, you would never think she had to overcome the loss ...

By Rethabile Radebe

Pearl Thusi: taking Africa to the world, one hit show at a time

An international actress, television talk show host, philanthropist, mother of two and best friend to one of Africa's ...

By Batandwa Malingo

Nicky Newton-King championed transformation after becoming JSE's first ...

Nicky Newton-King was CEO of the JSE from 2012 to 2019 - the first woman to hold this position.

By Gareth Cotterell

SA's first lady of journalism, Redi Tlhabi

A lionhearted journalist, television and radio talk show host, avid runner, activist and columnist. Those are just some ...

By Batandwa Malingo

Combining advocacy and art, The Embrace Project was founded during the nationwide lockdown as a response to the increasing cases of gender-based violence being reported in South Africa. Co-founders Leanne Berger and Lee-Ann Germanos launched an online platform that sells local artworks and designs in an effort to raise funds to combat GBV and spark dialogue.

Meet the acclaimed novelist flying SA's flag ...

For years, acclaimed author, documentarian and writer Lauren Beukes has kept South Africans enthralled, informed and ...

By Khanyisile Ngcobo

The entertainment industry is putty in Bonang ...

Many people who have watched Bonang Matheba in action, will agree that her presenting skill is seamless and gripping at ...

By Rethabile Radebe

International award-winning film director and digital entrepreneur Sara Chitambo says advocating for women’s rights and telling stories is an extension of who she is. She creates films about women, the youth and Africans in the hope of increasing awareness about marginalised people. TimesLIVE spoke to Chitambo about her work in empowering women in television and film.

'Wathint' abafazi, wathint' imbokodo': August 9 1956

‘Wathint' abafazi, wathint' imbokodo'. This war-cry was made famous by a group of women who knew the power of their ...

By Lebohang Nthongoa

The peerless Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka remains a vanguard of social justice

The incomparable Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is a celebrated human rights activist, lecturer and Executive Director of UN ...

By Busang Senne

Sho Madjozi is shifting the industry, one xibelani at a time

Sho Madjozi, the pen name of 28-year-old Maya Wegerif, is the award-winning, multidisciplinary, multilingual rapper ...

By Busang Senne

Fasiha Hassan is paving the path for youth in politics

Fasiha Hassan became the youngest ever member of the provincial legislature in 2019 at the tender age of 25 and is now ...

By Busang Senne

After nationwide GBV protests spread in SA in September 2019 following Uyinene Mrwetyana’s murder, design student Katie de Bruyn created a mug design in response to the “men are trash” hashtag and dialogue on Twitter. She has since been selling mugs to raise awareness on issues around gender-based violence in South Africa and donating the proceeds to the Frida Hartley shelter for homeless women in Johannesburg.

The indomitable sex expert Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng

Medical doctor, sexual health expert, author, noted columnist, TV and radio personality and now UN Special Rapporteur.

By Khanyisile Ngcobo

Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng on a 'Make Education Fashionable' mission

Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, affectionately known as Kgethi to peers and 'Deputy Mother' to her students, is one of ...

By Busang Senne

Noxolo Grootboom made anchoring in isiXhosa fashionable

Former SABC veteran news anchor Noxolo Grootboom brightened the living rooms of many South African news lovers in the ...

By Rethabile Radebe

Caster Semenya: the athlete who fought for her rights on and off the track

Caster Semenya's success on the running track made South Africans proud, and her fight against discrimination has ...

By Gareth Cotterell

Women of Wonder: The original Women’s March remembered

This women’s month, we are shining the spotlight on just a few of the many South African women who are stars in their ...

By Lebohang Nthongoa

New Eikendal winemaker Maryke Botha speaks about her transformation from an optometry practice to the vineyards of Stellenbosch. Botha has been promoted to winemaker at the established winefarm 40 kms outside Cape Town. We spoke with her about her new role, how the industry is changing for women and winning an award for her produced wine in her first year in charge.