3 South African Businesswomen Share What International Women’s Day Means to Them

3 South African Businesswomen Share What International Women’s Day Means to Them

  • Three beautiful women in South Africa who thrive with their business enterprises have opened up about what International Women’s Day means to them
  • They are farmers and have grocery stores and catering companies, with these ladies grinding hard for success
  • Briefly News caught up with these inspiring ladies, who are all driven by the empowerment of other women

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually and commemorates the rights of women and girls worldwide and the fight for equality.

Briefly News reached out to three South African businesswomen who reflected on International Women's Day
Nomfundo Sibeko (right), Aphiwe Ntombikayise Mtshali (centre), and Sandisiwe Nkosi (left) are businesswomen in South Africa. Image: Supplied.
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Briefly News’ Women Empowerment Editor has had the privilege of featuring many lovely ladies over the years. We caught up with three businesswomen who shared what this auspicious day means to them.

KZN farmer inspires many

Aphiwe Ntombikayise Mtshali, who is a KZN farmer, noted that this day commemorates inspiring women thriving in diverse fields:

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“It's the opportunity for women to thrive, flourish, and fulfill our limitless potential and to empower women to stand tall, speak up, and advocate for themselves and others.”

Johannesburg mom of 4 empowers many

Nomfundo Sibeko is a mother of four with diverse interests. She opened a grocery store in the township in 2023. She states that this day is about embracing the brilliance of diverse women and all their splendour:

“The future belongs to all the women who acknowledge the beauty of their dreams and today, we celebrate such. It's the opportunity for women to thrive, flourish and fulfill our limitless potential. Also, to empower women to stand tall, speak up, and advocate for themselves and others.”

Mpumalanga good Samaritan speaks out

Sandisiwe Nkosi has been featured on Briefly News on various occasions. The stunner has a catering business and uses some of her profits to feed the needy. She also wants to take part in a plus-sized beauty pageant.

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Sandisiwe explains that this day makes her and other women feel seen and validated beautifully:

“This day simply means being seen. In all the places I walk into, I am validated. I matter. I can dream and achieve my potential without being seen as a threat.”

UKZN graduate has catering business

In a related story by Briefly News, a young woman from KZN who currently lives in Johannesburg is working hard to ensure her business will be a success.

The 26-year-old UKZN graduate continues to grind with her day job while running a catering business. The woman started by selling muffins at university before she started her business and has grown significantly over the years.

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Kauthar Gool (Women Empowerment Editor) Kauthar Gool has been the Women Empowerment Editor at Briefly News since 2022. She holds a Master of Public Relations and Communication Management from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) (2022) and a Bachelor of Technology in Journalism from CPUT (2019). She has worked at the Fundza Literacy Trust, ITWeb, YOU Magazine, and Cape Argus. She is currently furthering her education in journalism at Stellenbosch University. Reach her at: kauthar.gool@briefly.co.za