So far, this has been a year of devastating lows and resounding highs. We’ve wept too many times, and ululated until our voices went hoarse. We’ve marched and we’ve stood in silent protest. We’ve been active in voicing our concerns, and deliberately withheld our support when it wasn’t deserved. It’s been a tough year to be a woman. But it’s also been a year in which women have showcased their greatness.
Women are worthy of honour every day of the year, but in recognition of Women’s Day 2018, we’d like to pay tribute to just a few.
9 Women who’ve made our year!
For making us feel proudly South African, athlete Caster Semenya
For making the most beautiful object in the country, product designer Thabisa Mjo
For making ubuntu part of her career journey, UCT vice-chancellor Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng
For making us Netflix, chill and laugh, comedienne Tumi Morake
For making graduation a community celebration, actress Nomzamo Mbatha
For making the CEO ceiling shatter, African bank head Basani Maluleke
For making swimwear that reflects BaSotho culture, fashion designer Mapitso Thaisi
For making an apolitical comeback, Lindiwe Mazibuko
For making #BlackGirlMagic come to our TV screens, actress Phumzile Sitole