Book of business lessons from top SA women launched

12 August 2020 | Web Article Number: ME202020046

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AS part of its Women’s Month celebrations in South Africa, Facebook has unveiled a book highlighting the careers, lives and life lessons of 13 inspirational South African businesswomen and changemakers.

Titled “Inspiring #Changemakers: Lessons from Life and Business”, the book celebrating the positive impact these women are having within society and across their respective fields in entertainment, law, retail, beauty, and food.

Each chapter focuses on a personal lesson and aims to inspire the future generations with advice ranging from how to turn your passion into a business to how a perceived weakness can be a strength.

The book, features artwork by three South African female artists - Karabo Poppy Moletsane, Nontokozo Tshabalala and Zinhle Sithebe - and includes stories from women such as Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, Nomzamo Mbatha, Bonang Matheba, Mogau Seshoene (The Lazy Makoti), former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, and Catherine Constantinides.

Nunu Ntshingila, Regional Director, Facebook Africa, said, “These women are making a difference in their communities, from starting social movements that change the world, through to businesses that positively impact their local communities.

“This Women’s Month, we continue to celebrate the achievements of all women, but also acknowledge the gender entrepreneurship gap and under-representation of women leaders. We hope the stories and life lessons inspire the next generation with possibilities that their futures hold.”

Available as a free download from ISSUU site (, a number of printed versions will be distributed by Facebook’s local partner Digify Africa to schools in Gauteng, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and North West.

The women featured in “Inspiring #Changemakers: Lessons from Life and Business” are:

  • Nomzamo Mbatha (actress and philanthropist)
  • Mogau Seshoene (chef and author)
  • Bonang Matheba (media personality and entrepreneur)
  • Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe (doctor and entrepreneur)
  • Rabia Ghoor (entrepreneur)
  • Siba Mtongana (chef and entrepreneur)
  • Professor Thuli Madonsela (advocate and academic)
  • Glenda Ramathavha (entrepreneur)
  • Catherine Constantinides (environmentalist and humanitarian)
  • Keitumetse Qhali (director, writer, producer)
  • Reabetswe Ngwane (entrepreneur)
  • Precious Thamaga-Mazibuko (entrepreneur and CEO)
  • Palesa Mokubung (fashion designer)

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