13-year-old crowned Woman of Stature Ambassador


Woman of Stature a platform for women from all walks of life, committed to empowering women to live their purpose and reach their full potential; a source of opportunities and information where women connect and share knowledge and skills.

This past Sunday, 8 March, The Woman of Stature awards took place at the Indaba Hotel in Johannesburg, as it was also International Woman’s day. 
The Woman of Stature is a National event from women all over South Africa that has
been nominated for different categories. In the midst of all these women was attended by 34o distinguished guests including Miss South Africa Sasha-Lee Olivier, Mrs South Africa Jacqueline Ferns and the Honourable Pinky Kekana, to name a few.

The Finalists were announced at the Woman of Stature Foundation launch held on 2nd November 2019

WOMAN IN COMMUNITY: Dineo Baloyi, Claire Gardiner, Cheryl Hlabane, Gail Maluga, Peggie Mars, Seema Naidoo, Nomsa Ntshingila, Gigi White
ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR: Jennifer Da Mata, Luella Naidoo, Patricia Schroder, Thembi Sithole, Angela Yeung.
WOMAN IN AGRICULTURE: Megan Angus, Shirley Chan
WOMAN IN EDUCATION: Taneil Arkner, Dr Sheetal Bhoola, Hawa Charfaray, Desigie Govender, Nomonde Kondile, Dr Marlena Kruger, Dr Marcia Lebambo, Paleso Lengolo, Michelle Lissoos, Kathryn Main, Vumile Msweli, Omashani Naidoo, Deshini Pillay, Samantha Retief, Prof Puleng Segalo, Shona Selley, Glenda Setshedi, Nisha Sewpersadh
WOMAN IN FINANCE: Ronel Jooste, Kate Moodley, Yolande Opperman, Pertunia Sibanyoni, Themby Titsha, Refilwe Tlhabanyane. 
WOMAN IN HEALTHCARE: Bianca Botha, Zulaka Kahn, Boitumelo Maila, Lungile Mkhatshwa, Lorato Mongale, Duduzile Ndlovu, Dr Tamara Pheiffer.
WOMAN IN MEDIA: Jabulile Gumede, Relebogile Mabotja, Dineo Molokoane,  Lee Woolf
WOMAN IN SPORT: Saray Khumalo, Brenda Mamputa, Bella Modisha
WOMAN IN TECHNOLOGY: Suzette Bouwer, Sibongile Mongadie, Surie Ramasary, Elisja van Niekerk.
WOMAN IN ENGINEERING: Nomabhucwa Matiwane, Rumisha Motilal.
WOMAN IN MINING AND CONSTRUCTION: Rabia Cassim, Re-Anne Greef, Shan Hanekom, Annetjie van der Zandt.
YOUTH AMBASSADOR: Serisha Maharaj, Mamello Makhanya, Sesi  Mashiane, Fortune Mbopo, Venencia Mhonde, Kutloano Mokoena, Winnie  Mphafudi, Bridget Nwovhe, Mmatshepo  Rakhalakane

A 13-year-old from Greytown, Kwazulu Natal, Deante Swart  won the category
Junior Youth Ambassador.  A scholar at Wembley college, Deante is the youngest-ever nominated in the history of Woman of Stature and to have won it.  

Halala to Deante Swart, #YoungPeopleDoingTheMost.

By: Bradley Brizzy
– @bradley brizzy