Bonang Matheba wants to do more than have a successful career as an entertainer - she wants to make a difference in the world. She wants to speak up for the 'voiceless' and help gender-based violence be taken seriously.
Bonang Matheba is at a place in her life where you can see the hard work she's put into chasing her dreams.
Her luxury drink, House of BNG, is doing exceptionaally well, she's a stunning friend, and is already working on what she'll be doing in 2020 - Bonang is success wrapped in manicures and beautiful outfits.
But she wants to be more than that. TimesLIVE reports that Bonang is on a mission - she wants to put issues like the education of girls and violence against them and women on the table and have people take this seriously.
As a survivor of abuse herself, she says, Bonang is in solidarity with women who are standing up against femicide and abuse in SA.
The entertainer claimed that DJ Euphonik, a former lover, was abusive, but the charges were later dropped.
"I am a survivor of domestic abuse and for the first time, I felt safe and I thought that people will actually believe me. This is something that I spoke about many years ago and people didn't believe me. They made fun of me and thought I was lying. And for the first time I thought like wow, OK, let me say something because I felt that people were on my side."
Bonang is pleased that it is becoming harder to ignore how women feel because they're starting to speak out more.
"We are taking a stand. We are marching to Parliament, we are using social media and other platforms to make our voices heard. Now it's time for women to be heard."
She wants to focus more on young girls and help them make more of their lives, Briefly.co.za gathered.
"Young girls are absent at school because there was not enough education being done around menstruation. I try to use my platform, my name and my influence to let people know the gender-based barriers when it comes to young women and girls."
Mzansi's Queen B wants to be more than a social influencer and fabulous face on TV.
"I don't want to only be known as that. There needs to be some substance in what I do."
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