Thando Hopa – Women are Multi-faceted
Thando Hopa was the first woman with albinism on the cover of Vogue Portugal, but this is by no means her only achievement. As a model, activist and lawyer, Thando is the ultimate example of how women are a force to be reckoned with. Thando is outspoken about living with albinism and being a woman of many disciplines, and as a platform for local people to spread their message, we felt it would be an honour to hand the DStv microphone over to Thando.
Lorcia Cooper – Women are Love
Lorcia Cooper has been a staple on South Africa screens for years, and if her recent SAFTA for her performance on Mzansi Magic’s Lockdown is anything to go by, she’s not done yet! Besides being a ridiculously versatile (and flexible) actress, Lorcia is the bubbliest person we know – her glow is infectious and we wanted to find out what makes her tick, what’s behind her unwavering positivity and, of course, how to get that Lorcia-look.
Janine van Wyk – Women are Influential
Captain, our Captain! As the Captain of Banyana Banyana, Janine van Wyk is the most literal definition of a leader we could find, not to mention, the most literal definition of consistency – in March 2016, Janine became South Africa’s most capped player (male or female) when she made her 125th appearance for her country. Janine is a superstar and a beacon of hope to all young women who wish to pursue a career in sport.
Tsholofelo Matshaba – Women are Anchors
Tsholofelo Matshaba is a woman who works wonders on screen. She’s a fan-favourite on Mzansi Magic’s hit telenovela, The Throne, and perhaps the most intriguing part about her role as the evil Odirile is how it couldn’t be further from who Tsholofelo is as a person. In reality, she radiates peace and gentleness and having the privilege to witness this duality is nothing short of spectacular.
Mandisa Mfeka – Women are Awe-inspiring
Major Mandisa Mfeka is the first black woman fighter pilot in the country. NEED WE SAY MORE? Mandisa is not only a real, live warrior, but she has a spirit that won’t quit. Determined, resilient and passionate she surely is, but more surprisingly, Mandisa is also down-to-earth and overflowing with warmth.
Lesego Tlhabi – Women are Power
All the world’s a stage and Lesego Tlhabi a.k.a. “Coconut Kelz” is definitely working it. Never safe, but always entertaining, Lesego’s no-nonsense satire takes no prisoners and we desperately needed to know what gives one woman the vooma to take on the world.
Lindsey Abrahams – Women are Colourful
We’re pretty sure Lindsey Abraham’s sparkle can be seen from at least five blocks away. She is as captivating in the flesh as she on screen. Lindsey is a kykNET staple and we just had to find out what keeps this ray of sunshine shining all day long.
Motshidisi Mohono – Women are Pioneers
Motshidisi doesn’t exactly embody what one might visualise when we say “sports buff”, but that’s exactly what she is. As one of SuperSport’s most well-known presenters, she’ll tell you firsthand that while sports is a male-dominated world, you don’t have to treat it like it is. Motshidisi is proud to be a black woman in sports and she’s acutely aware of what her unique perspective has to offer our viewers.
Elma Smit - Women are Wonderful
Elma is literally everything – sports anchor, radio DJ, TV producer and presenter, stylist, blogger – so we jumped at the opportunity to find out how this stunningly feminine woman has excelled in such a male-dominated world.