The Networking Woman

The Governing Woman

The Healing Woman

The Guiding Woman

The Business Woman

The Mining Woman

The Harvesting Woman

Zaakira Mahomed, 48

Zaakira Mahomed, 48

Co-founder
Mina Foundation
Johannesburg

“We wanted to decrease absenteeism and pregnancy rates to keep girls in school. They shouldn’t be missing out on an education because they cannot afford something like a sanitary product, which is a basic human right.”

Loren Shapiro | mg.co.za
Dr Lungi Nyathi, 40

Dr Lungi Nyathi, 40

Executive Director: Medscheme and AfroCentric
Medscheme and AfroCentric
Johannesburg

“I want to play a more Pan-African role in the healthcare system of our continent in the future. South Africa has so much that can help other African countries accelerate their health system journeys. I have learnt a lot in my career thus far and I would like to use what I have to build the health systems in other countries.”

Jabulile Dlamini-Qwesha | mg.co.za
Sebabatso Tsaoane, 27

Sebabatso Tsaoane, 27

Midwife
Black Women Arise Women’s Health Foundation
Bloemfontein

“I do hope I get to see a time when women in my field are more respected and receive more recognition. Nurses and midwives put their lives on the line to protect and heal those in their care, sometimes under extremely unfavourable circumstances.”

Jabulile Dlamini-Qwesha | mg.co.za
Flavia Senkubuge, 42

Flavia Senkubuge, 42

Doctor
University of Pretoria
Pretoria

“There needs to be a realisation of our interconnectedness as people. Once we realise that ‘I am because we are’ — or ubuntu — it will become easier to advocate and implement many of the desires we have for the health system in South Africa and globally.”

Afrika Bogatsu | mg.co.za
Dr Abongile Qamata, 36

Dr Abongile Qamata, 36

Lead in alternatives to hospitalisation at AfroCentric
AfroCentric
Johannesburg

“Young women and girls, you have so much potential that you need to exploit. Hard work and potential need to come together and, when they do, they make magic.”

Nabeel Allie | mg.co.za