Powerful women of Africa

Powerful women of Africa

Forbes magazine recently announced its choice of the continent’s 50 most powerful women, who are “challenging the status quo and creating a trail on terrain where there was none … reshaping history, closing inequalities and pioneering new avenues of wealth creation and in turn, lifting others with them”.

The ‘unranked’ list, which has a significant number of South African personalities, features women from all walks of life, including entrepreneurs and businesswomen (such as Sygnia CEO, Magda Wierzycha), humanitarians (Graça Machel), politicians (Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma), public figures (former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela), entertainers (Benoni-born actress Charlize Theron), and sporting heroines (Olympic athlete Caster Semenya). Notably, five of the outstanding women on the list graduated from the same South African university... Read more