Honouring the women of South Africa: 5 ladies who inspired Mzansi

Honouring the women of South Africa: 5 ladies who inspired Mzansi

It's Women's Day and what better way to celebrate the occasion than to honour some very special ladies? Theses inspirational figures have combined hard work, perseverance and strength to triumph over adversities and prove that women rock.

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1. Winning women: Meet female chemical engineer, Sinothando Tiso

Sinothando grew up in a small town in the Eastern Cape. She is the first university graduate in her family. This great achievement was a result of hard work and many sacrifices made. The young woman graduated from UKZN with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. And thanks to her place in Engen’s Graduate Development Programme, she is employed in Engen’s Lubricants Technical Department in Cape Town.

Honouring the women of South Africa: 5 ladies who inspired Mzansi

Honouring the women of South Africa: 5 ladies who inspired Mzansi
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2. Woman braves thugs to rescue family stuck on road, inspires SA

Jenny Burrows, took to social media to gush about one of her employees - a lady identified as Constance. According to Burrows' post, Constance was on her way home after working a shift on Saturday when she witnessed an accident on the N2. It left the family stranded on the road and vulnerable to thugs. Constance decided to risk her own life to help them.

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3. Lady secretly builds parents a house, reveals it on dad's birthday

A beautiful woman who has been identified as Lindiwe Maleka inspired South Africans with the amazing gesture she made towards her parents. Briefly.co.za gathered the entrepreneur took to social media on Tuesday to post a couple of photos of a house. She revealed that she had bought the plot of land and secretly built a home for her parents. The big reveal came on her dad's birthday when she handed them the keys to house.

4. Brave woman overcomes depression to inspire fellow South Africans

A woman has opened up about how she has conquered her struggle with depression. She now wishes to share her story to help others in similar positions. Pinky Gqeba from Mthatha was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder in 2014. She describes that period in her life as chaotic and felt like everything was falling apart. Since being diagnosed and treated, Pinky has realised that depression is nothing to be ashamed of. She encouraged those who felt depressed to seek professional help as soon as possible.

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5. Teen teased for dark skin slays as model, gets Pearl Thusi's attention

By taking a look at Hlali Bele's social media pages, it is clear that the 19-year-old beauty is comfortable in her skin. However, Bele was not always the confident young woman she is today. Briefly.co.za learned Bele grew up in Guguletu, a township near Cape Town in an informal settlement called KwaLanga. She was raised by her parents but Bele credited her gogo for "grooming" her into the woman she is today. During her school years, the stunning young woman had to endure remarks about her dark complexion. However, about three years ago, Bele started viewing herself in a different light and her life changed when Pearl Thusi complimented her beauty.

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