Sisters are doing it for themselves – and for the rest of us too. South Africa is brimming with inspiring young women who are changing the world for the better and chasing their dreams at the same time.
Let’s celebrate just a few of them here, for Women’s Month, and the remarkable difference they are making in our country.
With just days to go before the 2016 Rio Olympics kick off, there’s a lot of inspiration to be found in our national sports stars, and in the athletics icon-in-the-making Caster Semenya in particular. Having endured doping accusations and speculation about her gender, been investigated by international sporting bodies, had her medals briefly taken away and reinstated – all as part of the nastiest case of body-snarking in recent memory – Caster has emerged with dignity, and seems just as determined to run her own race and collect medals as ever. This year she was included in the 21 Icons third series, celebrating the country’s inspiring youth leaders, and she is a favourite to bring home gold for the women’s 800 metre event in Rio.
Kgomotso Mokoena is an attorney, and a law lecturer at the University of Johannesburg. During her career, she has worked with some of the biggest names of our legal fraternity, including the current Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Mogoeng Mogoeng,...
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