In an age of celebrity chefs, Jenny Morris was the first South African to have her own show on the Food Network television channel. About her passion for food, she says: "It's a love affair in the true sense of the word, one that employs all the senses." And she encourages everyone to have a bite.
Jewellery artist Kevin Friedman believes that if something "has beauty, it deserves to exist". He finds the beauty in the ordinary, then embellishes it with the sparkle of diamonds, to the coveted acclaim of the luxury goods market and his fellow artists.
Dreaming big, Richard Maponya started out small selling clothing offcuts. Today he owns Maponya Group, with interests in property, retail, horseracing and vehicle sales. The determined entrepreneur also opened Soweto's first major shopping centre, Maponya Mall, in 2007.
Thojane Organic Farm combines traditional African knowledge systems with supportive permaculture techniques to produce retail-worthy organic produce. The small-scale farm, run by PhD candidate Kenalemang Kgoroeadira, also provides the surrounding communities with nutrient-rich food, and a sustainable source of income.
On 9 August 1956, 20 000 voices cried out: "You strike a woman, you strike a rock". South Africa's women had spoken, saying they were neither meek nor mild, but the bedrock on which their communities were founded, and they would not let their freedoms be trespassed upon.