City Press Winning Women

Winning Women

This series features women from all corners of life doing exceptional things in business and their communities.
Monthly English South Africa Society & Culture · News
24 Episodes
1 – 20

Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela's brewing journey

In an all-new episode of Winning Women, we speak to Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela – who you may know reportedly as South Africa’s first black female brewer.
9 Jul 2023 21 min

Connie Chiume: 45 years in it and still going strong

In 1976, she was a teacher earning R101 a month. For her relatives and close friends, this was a job she could not afford to gamble with, let alone lose. But when Connie Chiume saw an advert in a local newspaper, calling for musicians, singers and actors to come in…
30 Jul 2022 23 min

Qhakaza Mohare | Equipping the youth with digital skills

After ditching politics, a career path she thought she would pursue until she was exposed to its realities in the first year of university, her passion and drive for youth development and technology in education took over, and today Qhakaza Mohare has both opened and been involved in spaces that…
2 Apr 2022 21 min

Zandile Mkhwanazi: It's not okay to be the only black woman in the room

Women in South Africa are doing great things, but if they don’t support each other, they will not get the recognition they deserve, especially in male-dominated spaces. Zandile Mkhwanazi, the founder and chairperson of technology hub GirlCode, says it is very important for women to help each other.
14 Aug 2021 13 min

Mamokgethi Phakeng | 'I'm cemented in the work, not in fighting for the seat'

In the final episode of the Winning Women series for this year, City Press journalist Molebogeng Mokoka speaks to University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng about some of the challenges she's faced since taking up the position in 2018, as well as how she's doing her best to transform…
10 Dec 2020 14 min

Thuli Madonsela: Overcoming ‘good people can’t be lawyers’

In this episode, City Press journalist Molebogeng Mokoka chats to former public protector Thuli Madonsela, about her advocacy for social justice, as well her suggestion that an amnesty-like process should be carried out for minor actors in corruption.
25 Nov 2020 10 min

Sibongile Ndashe - The law is homophobic and transphobic

Sibongile Ndashe is a human rights lawyer who was among those arrested in Tanzania in 2017 for allegedly 'promoting homosexuality' in the country. An experience that strengthened her belief that legal action is instrumental to bring about social change, Ndashe continues to advocate for the rights of women and the…
25 Oct 2020 10 min

The fashion industry is tough, but so is Lufi D

Fortunate Nkateko Khoza is a self-taught fashion designer who established a successful fashion brand, Lufi D, which expanded to include a boutique, salon and day spa. In her journey to the top, Khoza encountered multiple setbacks including last year's xenophobic attacks, which resulted in the looting of her shop in…
8 Oct 2020 7 min

MoAfrika wa Mokgathi - An artistic journey towards social change

Poet, musician and radio host MoAfrika wa Mokgathi is an artist on a mission. Born and bred in Mamelodi, the 32-year-old is not only involved in teaching other rising stars the traits of the creative arts industry, she's also taken an active stance against social issues, such as gender-based violence…
30 Sep 2020 11 min

Emmah Mabye - Challenging the status quo through the spoken word

Performance poet Emmah Mabye believes that while black female representation in different spaces is essential, it's not enough if women's voices are not amplified. With this in mind, Mabye has used her poetry to shed light on some of the biggest challenges facing the South African society including, gender-based violence,…
15 Sep 2020 13 min

Dr Atiya Mosam - No end to giving back

Currently in the process of capturing how healthcare workers have been dealing with the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic across provinces, public health specialist Dr Atiya Mosam seeks to find the best approach that will contribute to lower rates of infection. She's also helped start a food security initiative to assist underprivileged…
10 Sep 2020 11 min

Dr Shaheda Omar - People first, children first!

For Dr Shaheda Omar, director of the Teddybear Foundation, working with children is the greatest opportunity of her life. This is why, in more than 20 years of working at the foundation, Omar has never taken a day off. She sat down with Molebogeng Mokoka to chat about the projects…
4 Sep 2020 11 min
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