Miss Mrs Africa UK/IE

2023 - Miss Mrs Africa UK/IE

2023 Contestants

2023 Winner - Dr. Heerani Woodun - Mauritius

NAME: Dr Heerani Woodun

COUNTRY: Mauritius

NICKNAME: DiamondQueen

WHO AM I:

Hi everyone, I am Dr Heerani, based in Nottinghamshire and originally from paradise Mauritius; I am bilingual in French and English with Mauritian Creole as mothertongue. I believe in hard work, resilience and perseverance whether it is in my educational, medical, arts-performing field and personal life, which is why I joined this pageant in my stand for women empowerment and against colourism. I believe the struggle of women is real – in the workplace, in the community, affecting women’s confidence and opportunities. Colourism is my personal battle and being of a darker skin tone had and still has its impact on how some societies would view me. Being passionate in what I do keeps up the drive of not giving up and upholds my reliability as a do-er! I advocate for change through leadership roles: currently as AWEF charity Ambassador, I have also been Equalities and Diversity Officer and Junior Doctors Conference Agenda Organising Committee in the BMA (British Medical Association). Professionally, I am a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (London) and member of Women in Surgery. I am described as a holistic empathetic doctor who builds great rapport with patients, taking time to listen, explaining and aiming to deliver an effective outcome. Colleagues and friends commend my compassionate nature as a team player. I also enjoy dancing, organising cultural shows and my pet rabbits (see hobbies). The pillar of my achievements is my loved ones with values of respect and love. I want to earn This Crown to strongly endorse women empowerment via inspirational talks and projects to instil, increase confidence and improve mental health in all generations, via fundraising for the greater community, providing health education and creating the big noise that African Women are hardworking, intelligent and beautiful with the utmost ability of achieving success like anyone else! Let’s make race a reality- Vote for me!

SPONSORED BY: South Asian Cultural Services Ltd, Air Mauritius

CHARITABLE CAUSE/CHARITY: African Women Empowerment Forum (AWEF). I am the AWEF ambassador and I am involved in inspiring, empowering and educating African women and migrants, asylum seekers and refugees of all ethnicities in my local community Nottingham as well as working on projects with AWEF to promote education and health by tackling vaccination hesitancy (workshops and a conference on 21st August 2023).

PROFESSION: Doctor Surgeon

HOBBIES: Passion for dance: Semi-professional dancer, running dance classes and workshops to students in schools and the elderly in carehomes. Volunteering with Sunrit Culture Group to promote cultural inclusivity in Sheffield through dance and music, organising cultural shows and programmes. Content Creator on YouTube – FluffyBeasts Page – showcasing my love for animals especially rabbits!

VISION STATEMENT: Advocating for change – Empowering women in the 21st Century. Making race a reality and standing against colourism- Women can do it!

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES:  Insta: @heerani_w @the.fluffy.beasts

Facebook: @Heerani Woodun, Twitter: @Heerani Woodun, @Fluffy_beasts

LinkedIn: @Heerani Woodun 

Also follow on YouTube for dance shows and pet videos – @Heerani Woodun @Fluffy Beasts

Terisa Hsu-Lee

My name is Terisa Hsu-Lee, I’m a 39 Year old South Africaneese Passion-preneur residing in Johannesburg, Gauteng. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Communication and a Postgraduate Diploma in Brand Contact Management. I am a qualified Personal Trainer, Pole Fitness Coach & Makeup Artist. I co-own Ever Beauty SA with my younger sister Angela. Our business is renowned for our magnetic lashes, colour foundations, and locally manufactured fragrances. I’m also an up and coming Producer & Director of my own Docu-reality series called, “Title to be confirmed”. Family is my passion, I have been married for 15 years and have 2 children, and 3 adopted fur-children. Community development, positive social media influence, art, fashion and personal growth resonates with my life motto of “GROW & GLOW.” I’m #EveryWoman because I have the natural ability to integrate and uplift other genders, races, cultures and women from all walks of life.

Thembi Magwaza

I am Thembi Magwaza. I am 37 years old and live in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal. I currently lead an intentional life, that is realized through my upliftment work within communities that need it most. This work gives me a true sense of purpose and motivates me to be better than the sum of my yesterdays. I am married to Zo Magwaza for 17 years. We realized our union with a 13-year-old daughter named Yekelo. I truly respect my body as my temple and through pilates I have maintained a balance between mind and body. I am #EveryWoman because of my ability to see and, value and respect the people that I encounter around me. I’m a believer in the adage of treating everyone with dignity and respect irrespective of what they can do for you.

Thembi Magwaza

I am Thembi Magwaza. I am 37 years old and live in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal. I currently lead an intentional life, that is realized through my upliftment work within communities that need it most. This work gives me a true sense of purpose and motivates me to be better than the sum of my yesterdays. I am married to Zo Magwaza for 17 years. We realized our union with a 13-year-old daughter named Yekelo. I truly respect my body as my temple and through pilates I have maintained a balance between mind and body. I am #EveryWoman because of my ability to see and, value and respect the people that I encounter around me. I’m a believer in the adage of treating everyone with dignity and respect irrespective of what they can do for you.

Thembi Magwaza

I am Thembi Magwaza. I am 37 years old and live in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal. I currently lead an intentional life, that is realized through my upliftment work within communities that need it most. This work gives me a true sense of purpose and motivates me to be better than the sum of my yesterdays. I am married to Zo Magwaza for 17 years. We realized our union with a 13-year-old daughter named Yekelo. I truly respect my body as my temple and through pilates I have maintained a balance between mind and body. I am #EveryWoman because of my ability to see and, value and respect the people that I encounter around me. I’m a believer in the adage of treating everyone with dignity and respect irrespective of what they can do for you.

2023 Contestants

ALICE. L. GYUNDA TANZANIA

ALICE. L. GYUNDA

COUNTRY: TANZANIA -MAINLAND

NICKNAME: First Lady.

WHO AM I:  I am a business development officer, a teacher, Marketing officer.  As an individual Am a full-time learner who l like learning different things from other people and l like educating the community to have an awareness of self-development in terms of education, business strategies, and identifying other people’s potential talents like acting music, and fashion design. I love working with autistic children, am humble and down-to-earth with a great sense of hummer, and am a considerable, life server, I am really, I am sociable, respectable, tolerable hard work, a self-driven, a critical thinker, and a wise decision maker.

SPONSORED BY:(World Remedy / Personal Sponsorship)

CHARITABLE CAUSE/CHARITY: AUTISTIC CHILD CAN SING

PROFESSION: TA, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AT NJB COMPANY LIMITED.

HOBBIES:

 

  • Sports/ Exercise
  • Singing 
  • Songwriter 
  •  Acting 
  •  Fashion designer 
  •  Swimming, 
  •  Motivational Speaker 
  • Education pathway counsellors 
  • Reading Books 
  •  Cooking different food recipes

 


VISION STATEMENT:

 

My vision is to help autistic children and adult to identify their potential skills in career, music, film, acting, modeling, and the arts industry.

Anita Momberg

I am Anita Momberg. I am 44 years old and live in Zevenwacht, Western Cape. I have a passion for property, I am a serial entrepreneur and hold a MPRE qualification. I currently run my own real estate and bond origination businesses. I have 4 precious children with my phenomenal spouse Sean, to whom I have been married for 20 years. In my spare time, I am a keen golfer and love to put my DIY skills to the test. I am #EveryWoman because I am passionate about creating brighter futures and championing the rights of vulnerable children, ensuring that each child receives love, support, and the stability they deserve. Through our foster journey, I want to advocate for systematic changes, raise awareness and provide resources to empower foster families and improve the foster care system.

Berlina Lekgethwane

I am Berlina Lekgethwane. I am 35 years old. I was born in the rural areas of Ramokokastad and Manamakgoteng and currently live in Mafikeng in the North West Province. I work full-time for the government, as a manager of media and communications. I hold a bachelor’s degree in communications, Honors in the Social sciences Psychology, and I am currently enrolled studying final year Master’s in Public Administration. I have two kids with my spouse, Tebogo Lekgethwane, after suffering infertility. We have been married for 6 years. In my spare time, I do modelling as a platform for community development that ignite further opportunities. I am passionate about helping other with skills to thrive, I mentor at matric and university students & businesses. I am a motivational speaker mostly at rural level. This makes me #EveryWoman

Caitlin Chetty

I am Caitlin Chetty and I am 33 years old. I am from Knysna, Western Cape, but currently live in Benoni, Gauteng. I have my National Diploma in Civil Engineering and work as a Short-Term Insurance Underwriter. I am a qualified Dance Instructor and teach ballet part-time to adults and children. My husband, Craig, and I have been married for 9.5 years. In my spare time, I enjoy the company of my loved ones, instructing stretch classes and creating bespoke handmade gifts for my business, The Meraki Touch. I am #EveryWoman because my background, multifaceted experiences and vibrant culture has moulded me into a mosaic of diversity.

Carlien Van Rensburg

I am Carlien van Rensburg. I am 31 years old and live in Cape Town, in the Western Cape. I am a medical doctor, currently working as a GP. I obtained my MBChB degree at the University of Pretoria. My spouse is Carlyle van Rensburg, to whom I have been married for one year. In my spare time, hiking and running are some of my favourite activities and I am always keen for an adventure. I am #EveryWoman because I believe that my story and perspective can contribute to the collective tapestry of womanhood by inspiring and uplifting those around me.

Dawn Arendse

I am Dawn Arendse. I am 50 years old and live in Paarl, Western Cape. I am a qualified teacher who, after a decade, ventured into the business world. I’m currently a business owner and property practitioner. I have 3 kids with my spouse Lyndon, to whom I have been married for 27 years. In my spare time, I like to read, keep fit and spend as much time as possible making memories with my loved ones. I am #EveryWoman because I am a strong woman, made of grit and grace!

Deliwe Selepe

I am Deliwe Selepe, a 30-year-old from the beautiful Vaal Triangle, currently residing in the City of Gold Johannesburg, Gauteng. I am a Media Specialist and a Yoga Instructor who is passionate about healing through slow body movement. I have 2 children with the love of my life Nkululeko Selepe, to whom I have been married for 4 years. My spare time is spent with my family, either watching a good movie with popcorn or making pancakes on a Saturday morning. I also enjoy a good book and lots of yoga. I am #EveryWoman because of the role I play in society. I am a wife, a mother, a sister, a friend, a daughter, a corporate girl, and I play these roles with diligence. I, like every woman am smart, strong, soft, loving, and caring.

Emeldah Mnisi

I am Emeldah Mnisi. I am 38 years old, and I live in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga. I am a qualified Medical Technician, an essential part as a backbone in medical diagnostics. I have 3 kids with my spouse, Vusi Mnisi to whom I have been married for 2 years. In my spare time, I like to work out, and I enjoy my couch and TV remote. I am #EveryWoman because I’m a tenacious, strong, intentional, present beautiful woman.

Ephy Mathebula

I am Ephy Mathebula. I am 41 years old and live in Lephalale, Limpopo. I am the Chief Audit Executive for Lephalale Local Municipality. I am a Qualified Internal Auditor with an extensive experience of over 18 years. I have three kids with my spouse Rhulani, to whom I have been married for 16 years. In my spare time, I like to read motivational books, play games with my kids and hubby, manage my two businesses – a student residence and Ephymath Beauty Studio. I am #EveryWoman because I am gorgeous, empowered, unstoppable, go-getter, fearless, influential, conqueror and a warrior that touches lives and empower others.

Kwena Mangena

I am Kwena Mangena, a 43-year-old mother of 3 daughters and a wife of 16 years to Setobane. I live in Meyersdal, Johannesburg. I’m an analytical, logical person and have harnessed my skills into being a passionate woman in tech. I currently work as an IT Technical Lead in the banking sector and have previously worked as an analytical chemist. Leisurely, I enjoy gardening, researching interesting topics and reading intriguing books. I am #EveryWoman because I empower and inform the youth about IT careers and the opportunities it offers, both now and in the future.

Lebogang Masekela

I am Lebogang Masekela. I am 40 years old and live in Centurion, Pretoria. I’m a medical doctor, nutritionist, and a holistic wellness coach. I teach people how to take care of their bodies, elevate their minds and feed their spirits, at my private practice, Dr Lebogang’s Nutrition & Wellness. I’m also a senior medical officer at the OPD in Pholosong District Hospital. I’m in my second marriage and have a blended family with my husband, Morwangwako Mokgawa. We’ve been married for five years, and we have four kids together. In my spare time, I feed my spirit by modeling for ACE Models JHB North. I am #EveryWoman because I believe that any woman can relate to my story and see a part of themself in my life’s journey.

Lemé Van Der Walt

I am Lemé van Der Walt. I’m 31 years young and live in Pretoria, Gauteng. I have been married for 7 years to my spouse Julius, and we have 2 beautiful kids, aged 4 and 6. I am a Singer, and have a variety of experience in performing, music videos, production, and advertisement. I like to spend my spare time, with family in the bushveld. I love to travel and explore with different food. I am #EveryWoman because I have a lot of love for the diversity and beauty of various cultures in our country and abroad. I have seen the good and bad of this life, and I have overcome a lot of life challenges, including a life-threatening crime, without giving up. I believe that my story will serve as an inspiration to the people of our beautiful country, South Africa.

Lesego Nkuna

I am, Lesego Nkuna, 38 years old proverbial Pitoli girl, born and bred in Mamelodi, currently living in Hartbeespoort, Northwest Province. I am a transitioned IT girl and with a B com (Finance and Economics), Project Management certificate, MAP and currently a candidate for a Masters, MMENVC from Wits Business School. I have 3 kids with my spouse Aubrey Nkuna, to whom I have been married for two years, and have a beautiful, blended family. This is where my passion and advocacy for Positive co-parenting stems from. In my spare time, I watch movies, I love to read (even formed an NGO focusing on literacy), I am a soccer mom and I love to relax and thus my obsession with spas. I am #EveryWoman because I am the ‘comeback kid’, who is happy to share her life lessons on failure, losing it all and to coming back from it.

Marissa Burness

I am Marissa Burness. I am 40 years old and live in Edenvale, Gauteng. I am an accountant, tax practitioner and business coach. I own the Tax Shop Bedfordview and have a B Com degree. I have 2 boys with my spouse Keith, to whom I have been married for 12 years. In my spare time, I like to train my German Shepherds, tend to our birds, and spend quality time with my family. I am #EveryWoman because am a proudly South African mom, wife and entrepreneur that has a passion for creating and growing women in business and doing philanthropy work.

Nadine Van Der Wateren

I am Nadine Van Der Wateren. I am 47 years old and live in Muldersdrift, Gauteng. I have a degree in Political Science and master’s in strategic Change Management. I am passionate about creating tactical solutions, in healthcare and connecting with leaders, in meaningful relationships to inspire others to create better outcomes. I have one son with my spouse Joe, to whom I have been married for 18 years. In my spare time, I like to apply my hand to my organic skincare range, inspire youth to hold onto hope, writing educational children’s stories with meaningful messages impacting their identity. I also have ferocious focus concerning righteousness for human trafficked victims. I am #EveryWoman because I believe that there is not a hopeless situation only people who are left hopeless.

Nekisha Lupke

My name is Nekisha Lupke. I am 31 years old, and I live in Centurion Gauteng. I am an Educator, online ESL specialist coach and Entrepreneur. I have four kids with my spouse Delon Lupke to whom I have been married for five years. In my spare time, I enjoy creating inspirational YouTube videos, hosting woman empowerment events, spending time with my family and reading. I am #EveryWoman because I have imperfections that I have chose to accept and grow through.

Nelisiwe Nhlapo

I am Nelisiwe Nhlapo. I am 32 years old and live in Fourways, Gauteng. I am an Engineer by profession and currently assume the demanding role of Project Manager in one of the major state entities. I am also a Certified Executive Coach and a businesswoman with a master’s degree in Engineering Management. I have 3 kids with my spouse Sibusiso Nhlapo, to whom I have been married for 8 years. In my spare time, I like to gym, read, and host events and give talks on women empowerment through my organization called ‘Empowered Women in Conversation’ which champions thought provoking conversations for women advancement. I am #EveryWoman because I am fearless in the pursuit of my dreams, having been knocked down by life so many times but I continue to rise and pursue the best version of myself relentlessly so.

Noeline Rajbally

I am Noeline Rajbally, 47 years old and live in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. I am an Entrepreneur, Personal Empowerment and Mindfulness Coach. I am a proud parent of 3 wonderful children, cherishing a loving partnership with my spouse Rajesh Rajbally, for over 19 years. During my leisure hours, I find enjoyment in nature walks, yoga, quad biking, reading, self-care, meditation and journaling. With a passion for Empowering, Elevating and Educating women and children, I strive to make a positive impact on both professional and personal fronts, aiming to inspire and contribute to the world around me. I am #Everywoman because I am unique yet relatable, I choose to no longer be apologetic about my femininity!

Nokuthula Maduma

I am Nokuthula Maduma. I am 38 years old and live in Tshwane, Gauteng Province. I am a Manager at Umthombo Empowerment. I hold a Diploma in Public Relations: Events Management, currently completing my BA – Corporate Communication. I have 2 kids with my spouse Jabulani Maduma, to whom I have been married for 3 years. In my spare time, I like to do hiking, ziplining, quad biking, traveling and soon I will be ticking off bungee jumping from my bucket list. I am #EveryWoman because of my remarkable leadership qualities, including my advocacy for women empowerment, positive thinking, and the ability to focus on set goals and objectives.

Pearl Nikolic

I am Pearl Nikolic. I am 31 years old and live in Pretoria, Gauteng. I am a professional Actress & Model, and currently an Executive director at Batho le Kutlwano (NPO). I have 2 handsome boys, with my spouse, to whom I have been married for 6 years. In my spare time, I like to Travel around the world, play tennis, spend time at my adopted orphanage or/and cook my lungs out in my kitchen. I am #EveryWoman because I am an Ambassador of Christ, a real sisterhood advocate, with inspiring qualities of a virtuous woman.

Pondo Osuigwe

I am Pondo Osuigwe. I am 38 years old and live in Kempton Park, Gauteng. I am a full-time program manager, with over a decade of experience in the telecommunication industry. I am also an entrepreneur in the spaces of beauty spa and fashion design.I have a Master’s in Business Administration, Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management, National Diploma in Electrical Engineering, General Management Certificate, as well as Swedish Massage and Nail Technician Certificates.I have 3 kids with my spouse Udo, to whom I have been married for 10 years. In my spare time, I like to visit Dolly Day Care Centre to assist with cooking and feeding the needy and homeless. I love cooking and playing games with my family. I am #EveryWoman because I am authentic, I embrace my uniqueness and beauty.

Roshini Pakkiree

I am Roshini Pakkiree. I am 52 years old. I live in Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. I am a Director of Thohoyandou Beer Distributors Pty Ltd. I am also a Director of RMS Transporters Pty Ltd. I am a founder of the Sanjit Train of Hope Foundation. I have a National Diploma in Policing. I have been awarded influential women 2021 and crowned most influential woman 2022. Crowned stunning Goddess 2022. I am a published Author of 3 books. I am married for 26 years to Mark Pakkiree, I did have an only child, who is now late. In my spare time I love to write and do motivational videos. I am# Everywoman because I am tenacious and resilient.

Roulene Bonthuys

I am Roulene Bonthuys. I am 28 years old and live in Middelburg, Mpumalanga. I have a Higher Certificate in Event Management and I am a full time mom. I have 2 kids with my spouse Jaco Bonthuys, to whom I have been married for 5 years. In my spare time, I like to read books, build puzzles and play family games with my family, I also love to paint and to do some other crafts. I am #EveryWoman because I need to prove to myself that I can be more than what I thought I can be.

Sheila Moagi

I am Sheila Moagi. I am 35 years old and live in Fourways, Gauteng. I am an Admitted Attorney of the High Court, who holds an LLB (Cum Laude), a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Economic Studies. I have 2 amazing kids with my spouse Sam Moagi, to whom I have been married for 13 years. In my spare time, I like to travel experiencing different cultures and cuisines, as well as listening to good lounge music. I am #EveryWoman because “within me is the power to create, nurture and transform” – Dianne Mariechild

Terisa Hsu-Lee

My name is Terisa Hsu-Lee, I’m a 39 Year old South Africaneese Passion-preneur residing in Johannesburg, Gauteng. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Communication and a Postgraduate Diploma in Brand Contact Management. I am a qualified Personal Trainer, Pole Fitness Coach & Makeup Artist. I co-own Ever Beauty SA with my younger sister Angela. Our business is renowned for our magnetic lashes, colour foundations, and locally manufactured fragrances. I’m also an up and coming Producer & Director of my own Docu-reality series called, “Title to be confirmed”. Family is my passion, I have been married for 15 years and have 2 children, and 3 adopted fur-children. Community development, positive social media influence, art, fashion and personal growth resonates with my life motto of “GROW & GLOW.” I’m #EveryWoman because I have the natural ability to integrate and uplift other genders, races, cultures and women from all walks of life.

Thembi Magwaza

I am Thembi Magwaza. I am 37 years old and live in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal. I currently lead an intentional life, that is realized through my upliftment work within communities that need it most. This work gives me a true sense of purpose and motivates me to be better than the sum of my yesterdays. I am married to Zo Magwaza for 17 years. We realized our union with a 13-year-old daughter named Yekelo. I truly respect my body as my temple and through pilates I have maintained a balance between mind and body. I am #EveryWoman because of my ability to see and, value and respect the people that I encounter around me. I’m a believer in the adage of treating everyone with dignity and respect irrespective of what they can do for you.

Theresa Maluleke

I am Theresa Maluleke. I am 29 years old and live in Johannesburg, Gauteng. My educational background is in geology and petroleum engineering. I am currently a management consultant, passionate about ensuring good governance and management practices within organisations. I have one daughter with my spouse Dr Nkosinathi Maluleke, to whom I have been married for one and a half years. In my spare time, I like to create baked goods from scratch, and blogging. I am #EveryWoman because I embody diverse and multi-dimensional experiences that represent the collective aspirations, dreams, challenges, and extraordinary strengths of the women in my life and community.

Tshego Gaelae

I am Tshego Gaelae. I am 33 years old and live in Centurion, Gauteng. I am an Admitted Attorney working as a Group B-BBEE & Labour Relations Manager. I have 1 child with my spouse, Tshepo, to whom I have been married for 4 years. In my spare time, I like to create influential content for brands on my social media platforms, as well as educational content for My Lawyer’s Corner, on my YouTube page. I am #EveryWoman because I am a woman for women. Sisterhood, to me, means taking a purposeful role in seeing to the success of the women in and around us. In this regard, I am highly dedicated to the wins of women from all walks of life.

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Anita Momberg

I am Anita Momberg. I am 44 years old and live in Zevenwacht, Western Cape. I have a passion for property, I am a serial entrepreneur and hold a MPRE qualification. I currently run my own real estate and bond origination businesses. I have 4 precious children with my phenomenal spouse Sean, to whom I have been married for 20 years. In my spare time, I am a keen golfer and love to put my DIY skills to the test. I am #EveryWoman because I am passionate about creating brighter futures and championing the rights of vulnerable children, ensuring that each child receives love, support, and the stability they deserve. Through our foster journey, I want to advocate for systematic changes, raise awareness and provide resources to empower foster families and improve the foster care system.

Berlina Lekgethwane

I am Berlina Lekgethwane. I am 35 years old. I was born in the rural areas of Ramokokastad and Manamakgoteng and currently live in Mafikeng in the North West Province. I work full-time for the government, as a manager of media and communications. I hold a bachelor’s degree in communications, Honors in the Social sciences Psychology, and I am currently enrolled studying final year Master’s in Public Administration. I have two kids with my spouse, Tebogo Lekgethwane, after suffering infertility. We have been married for 6 years. In my spare time, I do modelling as a platform for community development that ignite further opportunities. I am passionate about helping other with skills to thrive, I mentor at matric and university students & businesses. I am a motivational speaker mostly at rural level. This makes me #EveryWoman

Caitlin Chetty

I am Caitlin Chetty and I am 33 years old. I am from Knysna, Western Cape, but currently live in Benoni, Gauteng. I have my National Diploma in Civil Engineering and work as a Short-Term Insurance Underwriter. I am a qualified Dance Instructor and teach ballet part-time to adults and children. My husband, Craig, and I have been married for 9.5 years. In my spare time, I enjoy the company of my loved ones, instructing stretch classes and creating bespoke handmade gifts for my business, The Meraki Touch. I am #EveryWoman because my background, multifaceted experiences and vibrant culture has moulded me into a mosaic of diversity.

Carlien Van Rensburg

I am Carlien van Rensburg. I am 31 years old and live in Cape Town, in the Western Cape. I am a medical doctor, currently working as a GP. I obtained my MBChB degree at the University of Pretoria. My spouse is Carlyle van Rensburg, to whom I have been married for one year. In my spare time, hiking and running are some of my favourite activities and I am always keen for an adventure. I am #EveryWoman because I believe that my story and perspective can contribute to the collective tapestry of womanhood by inspiring and uplifting those around me.

Dawn Arendse

I am Dawn Arendse. I am 50 years old and live in Paarl, Western Cape. I am a qualified teacher who, after a decade, ventured into the business world. I’m currently a business owner and property practitioner. I have 3 kids with my spouse Lyndon, to whom I have been married for 27 years. In my spare time, I like to read, keep fit and spend as much time as possible making memories with my loved ones. I am #EveryWoman because I am a strong woman, made of grit and grace!

Deliwe Selepe

I am Deliwe Selepe, a 30-year-old from the beautiful Vaal Triangle, currently residing in the City of Gold Johannesburg, Gauteng. I am a Media Specialist and a Yoga Instructor who is passionate about healing through slow body movement. I have 2 children with the love of my life Nkululeko Selepe, to whom I have been married for 4 years. My spare time is spent with my family, either watching a good movie with popcorn or making pancakes on a Saturday morning. I also enjoy a good book and lots of yoga. I am #EveryWoman because of the role I play in society. I am a wife, a mother, a sister, a friend, a daughter, a corporate girl, and I play these roles with diligence. I, like every woman am smart, strong, soft, loving, and caring.

Emeldah Mnisi

I am Emeldah Mnisi. I am 38 years old, and I live in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga. I am a qualified Medical Technician, an essential part as a backbone in medical diagnostics. I have 3 kids with my spouse, Vusi Mnisi to whom I have been married for 2 years. In my spare time, I like to work out, and I enjoy my couch and TV remote. I am #EveryWoman because I’m a tenacious, strong, intentional, present beautiful woman.

Ephy Mathebula

I am Ephy Mathebula. I am 41 years old and live in Lephalale, Limpopo. I am the Chief Audit Executive for Lephalale Local Municipality. I am a Qualified Internal Auditor with an extensive experience of over 18 years. I have three kids with my spouse Rhulani, to whom I have been married for 16 years. In my spare time, I like to read motivational books, play games with my kids and hubby, manage my two businesses – a student residence and Ephymath Beauty Studio. I am #EveryWoman because I am gorgeous, empowered, unstoppable, go-getter, fearless, influential, conqueror and a warrior that touches lives and empower others.

Kwena Mangena

I am Kwena Mangena, a 43-year-old mother of 3 daughters and a wife of 16 years to Setobane. I live in Meyersdal, Johannesburg. I’m an analytical, logical person and have harnessed my skills into being a passionate woman in tech. I currently work as an IT Technical Lead in the banking sector and have previously worked as an analytical chemist. Leisurely, I enjoy gardening, researching interesting topics and reading intriguing books. I am #EveryWoman because I empower and inform the youth about IT careers and the opportunities it offers, both now and in the future.

Lebogang Masekela

I am Lebogang Masekela. I am 40 years old and live in Centurion, Pretoria. I’m a medical doctor, nutritionist, and a holistic wellness coach. I teach people how to take care of their bodies, elevate their minds and feed their spirits, at my private practice, Dr Lebogang’s Nutrition & Wellness. I’m also a senior medical officer at the OPD in Pholosong District Hospital. I’m in my second marriage and have a blended family with my husband, Morwangwako Mokgawa. We’ve been married for five years, and we have four kids together. In my spare time, I feed my spirit by modeling for ACE Models JHB North. I am #EveryWoman because I believe that any woman can relate to my story and see a part of themself in my life’s journey.

Lemé Van Der Walt

I am Lemé van Der Walt. I’m 31 years young and live in Pretoria, Gauteng. I have been married for 7 years to my spouse Julius, and we have 2 beautiful kids, aged 4 and 6. I am a Singer, and have a variety of experience in performing, music videos, production, and advertisement. I like to spend my spare time, with family in the bushveld. I love to travel and explore with different food. I am #EveryWoman because I have a lot of love for the diversity and beauty of various cultures in our country and abroad. I have seen the good and bad of this life, and I have overcome a lot of life challenges, including a life-threatening crime, without giving up. I believe that my story will serve as an inspiration to the people of our beautiful country, South Africa.

Lesego Nkuna

I am, Lesego Nkuna, 38 years old proverbial Pitoli girl, born and bred in Mamelodi, currently living in Hartbeespoort, Northwest Province. I am a transitioned IT girl and with a B com (Finance and Economics), Project Management certificate, MAP and currently a candidate for a Masters, MMENVC from Wits Business School. I have 3 kids with my spouse Aubrey Nkuna, to whom I have been married for two years, and have a beautiful, blended family. This is where my passion and advocacy for Positive co-parenting stems from. In my spare time, I watch movies, I love to read (even formed an NGO focusing on literacy), I am a soccer mom and I love to relax and thus my obsession with spas. I am #EveryWoman because I am the ‘comeback kid’, who is happy to share her life lessons on failure, losing it all and to coming back from it.

Marissa Burness

I am Marissa Burness. I am 40 years old and live in Edenvale, Gauteng. I am an accountant, tax practitioner and business coach. I own the Tax Shop Bedfordview and have a B Com degree. I have 2 boys with my spouse Keith, to whom I have been married for 12 years. In my spare time, I like to train my German Shepherds, tend to our birds, and spend quality time with my family. I am #EveryWoman because am a proudly South African mom, wife and entrepreneur that has a passion for creating and growing women in business and doing philanthropy work.

Nadine Van Der Wateren

I am Nadine Van Der Wateren. I am 47 years old and live in Muldersdrift, Gauteng. I have a degree in Political Science and master’s in strategic Change Management. I am passionate about creating tactical solutions, in healthcare and connecting with leaders, in meaningful relationships to inspire others to create better outcomes. I have one son with my spouse Joe, to whom I have been married for 18 years. In my spare time, I like to apply my hand to my organic skincare range, inspire youth to hold onto hope, writing educational children’s stories with meaningful messages impacting their identity. I also have ferocious focus concerning righteousness for human trafficked victims. I am #EveryWoman because I believe that there is not a hopeless situation only people who are left hopeless.

Nekisha Lupke

My name is Nekisha Lupke. I am 31 years old, and I live in Centurion Gauteng. I am an Educator, online ESL specialist coach and Entrepreneur. I have four kids with my spouse Delon Lupke to whom I have been married for five years. In my spare time, I enjoy creating inspirational YouTube videos, hosting woman empowerment events, spending time with my family and reading. I am #EveryWoman because I have imperfections that I have chose to accept and grow through.

Nelisiwe Nhlapo

I am Nelisiwe Nhlapo. I am 32 years old and live in Fourways, Gauteng. I am an Engineer by profession and currently assume the demanding role of Project Manager in one of the major state entities. I am also a Certified Executive Coach and a businesswoman with a master’s degree in Engineering Management. I have 3 kids with my spouse Sibusiso Nhlapo, to whom I have been married for 8 years. In my spare time, I like to gym, read, and host events and give talks on women empowerment through my organization called ‘Empowered Women in Conversation’ which champions thought provoking conversations for women advancement. I am #EveryWoman because I am fearless in the pursuit of my dreams, having been knocked down by life so many times but I continue to rise and pursue the best version of myself relentlessly so.

Noeline Rajbally

I am Noeline Rajbally, 47 years old and live in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. I am an Entrepreneur, Personal Empowerment and Mindfulness Coach. I am a proud parent of 3 wonderful children, cherishing a loving partnership with my spouse Rajesh Rajbally, for over 19 years. During my leisure hours, I find enjoyment in nature walks, yoga, quad biking, reading, self-care, meditation and journaling. With a passion for Empowering, Elevating and Educating women and children, I strive to make a positive impact on both professional and personal fronts, aiming to inspire and contribute to the world around me. I am #Everywoman because I am unique yet relatable, I choose to no longer be apologetic about my femininity!

Nokuthula Maduma

I am Nokuthula Maduma. I am 38 years old and live in Tshwane, Gauteng Province. I am a Manager at Umthombo Empowerment. I hold a Diploma in Public Relations: Events Management, currently completing my BA – Corporate Communication. I have 2 kids with my spouse Jabulani Maduma, to whom I have been married for 3 years. In my spare time, I like to do hiking, ziplining, quad biking, traveling and soon I will be ticking off bungee jumping from my bucket list. I am #EveryWoman because of my remarkable leadership qualities, including my advocacy for women empowerment, positive thinking, and the ability to focus on set goals and objectives.

Pearl Nikolic

I am Pearl Nikolic. I am 31 years old and live in Pretoria, Gauteng. I am a professional Actress & Model, and currently an Executive director at Batho le Kutlwano (NPO). I have 2 handsome boys, with my spouse, to whom I have been married for 6 years. In my spare time, I like to Travel around the world, play tennis, spend time at my adopted orphanage or/and cook my lungs out in my kitchen. I am #EveryWoman because I am an Ambassador of Christ, a real sisterhood advocate, with inspiring qualities of a virtuous woman.

Pondo Osuigwe

I am Pondo Osuigwe. I am 38 years old and live in Kempton Park, Gauteng. I am a full-time program manager, with over a decade of experience in the telecommunication industry. I am also an entrepreneur in the spaces of beauty spa and fashion design.I have a Master’s in Business Administration, Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management, National Diploma in Electrical Engineering, General Management Certificate, as well as Swedish Massage and Nail Technician Certificates.I have 3 kids with my spouse Udo, to whom I have been married for 10 years. In my spare time, I like to visit Dolly Day Care Centre to assist with cooking and feeding the needy and homeless. I love cooking and playing games with my family. I am #EveryWoman because I am authentic, I embrace my uniqueness and beauty.

Roshini Pakkiree

I am Roshini Pakkiree. I am 52 years old. I live in Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. I am a Director of Thohoyandou Beer Distributors Pty Ltd. I am also a Director of RMS Transporters Pty Ltd. I am a founder of the Sanjit Train of Hope Foundation. I have a National Diploma in Policing. I have been awarded influential women 2021 and crowned most influential woman 2022. Crowned stunning Goddess 2022. I am a published Author of 3 books. I am married for 26 years to Mark Pakkiree, I did have an only child, who is now late. In my spare time I love to write and do motivational videos. I am# Everywoman because I am tenacious and resilient.

Roulene Bonthuys

I am Roulene Bonthuys. I am 28 years old and live in Middelburg, Mpumalanga. I have a Higher Certificate in Event Management and I am a full time mom. I have 2 kids with my spouse Jaco Bonthuys, to whom I have been married for 5 years. In my spare time, I like to read books, build puzzles and play family games with my family, I also love to paint and to do some other crafts. I am #EveryWoman because I need to prove to myself that I can be more than what I thought I can be.

Sheila Moagi

I am Sheila Moagi. I am 35 years old and live in Fourways, Gauteng. I am an Admitted Attorney of the High Court, who holds an LLB (Cum Laude), a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Economic Studies. I have 2 amazing kids with my spouse Sam Moagi, to whom I have been married for 13 years. In my spare time, I like to travel experiencing different cultures and cuisines, as well as listening to good lounge music. I am #EveryWoman because “within me is the power to create, nurture and transform” – Dianne Mariechild

Terisa Hsu-Lee

My name is Terisa Hsu-Lee, I’m a 39 Year old South Africaneese Passion-preneur residing in Johannesburg, Gauteng. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Communication and a Postgraduate Diploma in Brand Contact Management. I am a qualified Personal Trainer, Pole Fitness Coach & Makeup Artist. I co-own Ever Beauty SA with my younger sister Angela. Our business is renowned for our magnetic lashes, colour foundations, and locally manufactured fragrances. I’m also an up and coming Producer & Director of my own Docu-reality series called, “Title to be confirmed”. Family is my passion, I have been married for 15 years and have 2 children, and 3 adopted fur-children. Community development, positive social media influence, art, fashion and personal growth resonates with my life motto of “GROW & GLOW.” I’m #EveryWoman because I have the natural ability to integrate and uplift other genders, races, cultures and women from all walks of life.

Thembi Magwaza

I am Thembi Magwaza. I am 37 years old and live in Umhlanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal. I currently lead an intentional life, that is realized through my upliftment work within communities that need it most. This work gives me a true sense of purpose and motivates me to be better than the sum of my yesterdays. I am married to Zo Magwaza for 17 years. We realized our union with a 13-year-old daughter named Yekelo. I truly respect my body as my temple and through pilates I have maintained a balance between mind and body. I am #EveryWoman because of my ability to see and, value and respect the people that I encounter around me. I’m a believer in the adage of treating everyone with dignity and respect irrespective of what they can do for you.

Theresa Maluleke

I am Theresa Maluleke. I am 29 years old and live in Johannesburg, Gauteng. My educational background is in geology and petroleum engineering. I am currently a management consultant, passionate about ensuring good governance and management practices within organisations. I have one daughter with my spouse Dr Nkosinathi Maluleke, to whom I have been married for one and a half years. In my spare time, I like to create baked goods from scratch, and blogging. I am #EveryWoman because I embody diverse and multi-dimensional experiences that represent the collective aspirations, dreams, challenges, and extraordinary strengths of the women in my life and community.

Tshego Gaelae

I am Tshego Gaelae. I am 33 years old and live in Centurion, Gauteng. I am an Admitted Attorney working as a Group B-BBEE & Labour Relations Manager. I have 1 child with my spouse, Tshepo, to whom I have been married for 4 years. In my spare time, I like to create influential content for brands on my social media platforms, as well as educational content for My Lawyer’s Corner, on my YouTube page. I am #EveryWoman because I am a woman for women. Sisterhood, to me, means taking a purposeful role in seeing to the success of the women in and around us. In this regard, I am highly dedicated to the wins of women from all walks of life.