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Celebrating Our Women

Updated: Aug 14, 2019




“Who run the World?”


Like they say, “Behind every successful man is a woman.” In this era, it is more like ‘women’.

They are the home makers and decision makers in most corporates, so many would agree that celebrity artist, Beyonce’s hit track, ‘Who run the World? Girls! , Was right!


Eastern Cape Rising Sun salutes women and throughout this month will feature what Women’s Day / Month means to some of our readers, social media followers, businesses and the Eastern Cape community.


Vroodha Makhan

Let’s celebrate and appreciate the freedom we have today...


Women’s Month gives us the opportunity to recognise and pay tribute to countless women who wear a number of different hats - in political, economic and financial spectrums.

They’re also women who are daughters, sisters, wives and mothers.

Let’s celebrate each other and appreciate those who have paved the way for many of us to enjoy the freedom we have today.

Happy Women’s Month to all women out there, may you be blessed and loved and forever be the pillars of your family and businesses!



Sanchia Nienaber

Women can be defined by many more words...


Woman by definition is an adult human female. I truly know woman can be defined by many more statements or words as women are all courageous, beautiful, brave, strong and different.

Many women have tremendously impacted in my life. Just to name three, my mother (Suzette Nienaber) who taught me unconditional love and how sacrifice and happiness is not mutually exclusive. My sister (Leone Nienaber) who shows me no matter how big the challenge (physical or mental) it can be overcome and Sam Sweetnam who treated me like her own daughter and proved to me that true happiness is not materialistic but in family, love and friendship. "I stand on the sacrifices of a million women before me thinking, what can I do to make this mountain taller so the women after me can see further." - Rupi Kaur.



Lilitha Mhlauli

We can become the President of

the country...


Women’s Day is a reminder of what we women stand for. Women taking charge of what really belongs to them, going out there, instead of sitting at home and waiting for things to happen. We grew up in the background where men provided for women. Things have changed in this era. Women can go out there and make things happen on their own. We have a role to play. As women we can become the ‘President’ of the country. We have much more to offer, equal as to what men can offer, if not better. Women’s Month must be enjoyed. As a women go out there spoil yourself, love yourself, trust yourself and believe you can do it and make a difference.


Emma van der Zee

I salute all women...


Emma van der Zee considers herself a small-town dancer finding her way in life and believes that every women must believe that ‘they are enough’. Passionate about Ballet and various dance styles, she said, “Why look to the past when there is so much in front of you, be grateful for every experience in life.”


Women’s Day or Month really makes me proud as to how far we women have come, I salute all women out there. There are a number of women that inspire me, of course my mum, Cherry van der Zee and my dance teacher, Linda Mills come to mind now.


Ashmika Bramdev, Bollywood Dance Studio

Surrounded by inspirational women...


All I wish on this Women's Day is that may you never stop dreaming and never lose hope.


As a professional dancer, the gift of dance is having the opportunity to be able to pursue expression and beauty through movement and imagination and be surrounded by inspirational women on and off the stage.





Claire O’Reilly

Believe in your abilities...


In the journey of life, you should believe in your abilities and be a source of motivation for others.


Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you live your life.










Zonia Capkey

Be unapologetically you, always...


Be unapologetically you, always. Know thy self, love thy self.


Like Beyonce said, “Who run the World? ... Girls!”


Happy Women’s Month to all the ladies out there.


Continue to be an inspiration to others.






Danielle Westphal

We are strong enough...


Women’s Day and Month is showing the younger generation of women that we are strong enough and that we never have to say “I wouldn’t have this if it wasn’t for a man.”


Danielle Westphal is grateful for the many women in her life, especially her family, Nicole Klinkradt, Jody and Gail Westphal, Charmaine de Witt and Christine Smit are some of the women that inspire her.



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