ICT’s first lady has a simple formula for success – work exceptionally hard and watch out for opportunities. And the time for women is now: a woman brings a more consultative, empathetic approach “and that is the kind of leadership we need in South Africa today. We don’t need autocratic leadership.”
• Businesswomen leaving a legacy
From the moment she married Nelson Mandela in 1958, Winnie Madikizela was harassed, detained and tortured. She survived an astounding 491 days in solitary confinement, and turned her banishment to Brandfort into a triumph, before defiantly returning to Soweto.
• The women in Madiba's life
The oldest woman in South Africa could well also be the oldest person in the world. According to her official identity book, Johanna Mazibuko is 119 – and she still does her own laundry and likes to cook. Gogo Johanna lives in Klerksdorp with her septuagenarian son.
• Playing a part to help the elderly