Women’s Day 2018 – Celebrating THE MAKERS

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.

The Makers

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