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Nhlakanipho Zondi, 33

Nhlakanipho Zondi, 33

Helping women become the best version of themselves is Zondi’s purpose in life. “Speak up - your voice is valuable,” says Nhlakanipho Zondi, the founder of Inspired by Love. This is a brand that celebrates the power of love and believes in its magnificent ability to...

Mpho Manyisa, 26

Mpho Manyisa, 26

Mpho Manyisa has a stellar list of achievements under her belt. From being a part of Cosmopolitan South Africa’s 25 Under 25 next generation of fierce women making their mark in Africa list (2019) to being a McKinsey Next Generation Women leader finalist. But her main...

Laurel Oettle, 38

Laurel Oettle, 38

A powerful woman who believes working together can help solve South Africa’s land reform challenges. When Laurel Oettle started working at the Association for Rural Advancement (AFRA) in 2015, she found the 45-year-old organisation in a disastrous state. AFRA was...

Dr Shakira Choonara, 30

Dr Shakira Choonara, 30

Dr Choonara’s empathetic outlook and passion for public healthcare have been shaped by her own experience. Driven by an interest in creating systems that take the human experience into account, Johannesburg-based Dr Shakira Choonara believes healthcare should focus on...

Lauren Hermanus, 35

Lauren Hermanus, 35

The sustainable development researcher and practitioner engages the messy in-between to find solutions to South Africa’s crises. Finding solutions to South Africa’s sustainability problems is a messy business. It requires balancing the interests of a number of...

Jacki Mpondo-Hendricks, Almost 50

Jacki Mpondo-Hendricks, Almost 50

A woman who truly personifies holistic leadership through ubuntu and a Covid-19 survivor who is not willing to just be a bystander. If there was one piece of advice that Jacki Mpondo-Hendricks could give to her younger self, it would be that life and anything...