The University of Johannesburg (UJ) celebrated Women’s Month with a special event that reflects the essence of what a woman is and to pay homage to the women of our nation – the mothers, the wives, the sisters and the daughters who contributed to the prosperity and progress of the country.
Internationally renowned singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, humanitarian, United Nations Ambassador and teacher, Yvonne Chaka-Chaka (aka Princess of Africa); television and radio personality, Sam Cowan; singer and actress, Marah Louw; businesswoman, Maya Makanjee; and South African media personality and UJ alumna, Bonang Matheba formed part of a panel discussion, at the Johannesburg Country Club on Thursday, 3 August 2017. They shared, with the many UJ women in attendance, their insightful thoughts and wisdom on the theme, ‘Be Grounded in Your Own Self’.
“During the month of August, South Africans of all backgrounds unite in celebrating National Women’s Day. The University of Johannesburg has over the past few years, taken pride in taking time to reflect on the essence of what a woman is and to acknowledge the important role women play in our national life, says Ms Moipone Qhomane-Goliath Acting Executive Director: UJ Library.
During the month of August, the Vice-Chancellor has hosted prominent personalities to empower women on different issues affecting their lives. Some of the previous speakers included Graca Machel, Mamphela Ramphele, Brigalia Bam, The Mia Brothers, Alison Botha, Siba Mtongana and Dr Michael Mol.
“The event saw the launch of Bonang Matheba’s first autobiography, From A to B: Invest in your Sparkle,” added Ms Moipone.