South African women will be honoured on Friday for the contributions they make to society

Women’s Day marks the anniversary of the 1956 march to the Union Building.

More than 20 000 women off all races took part in a protest against pass books, which restricted the movements of black South Africans.

Women’s Day is bittersweet for many, as women are still facing challenges in the workplace, in their homes and communities.

Despite the hardships, women are doing amazing things in the world and continue to fight for each other.

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Here’s a look at five women who are passionate about women empowerment


DJ Zinhle

“Practise your craft all the time and stay ready”

DJ Zinhle shared words of wisdom at a TED talk. The celebrity business mogul urged women not to give up on their dreams and to continue working on their talents regardless of how successful they are.



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Enhle Mbali

“Take back your power”

Enhle Mbali hopes that her new vodvast (a podcast and video), ‘Sincerely Yours’ by Enhle, will empower women in all aspects of their lives.

“I hope this empowers women to take their power back – emotionally, physically, mentally and just holistically. We live in a time where change is constant, but important changes are often neglected,” she told The Juice in an interview.



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