Women of South Africa

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Women of South Africa are a unique kind of wonderful - they are strong, beautiful and resilient in their everyday lives. South Africa has remarkable, ground-shaking women who have shown strength and growth throughout the country’s history. South Africa’s diverse cultures and identities ensure that no two women are the same - every South African woman you meet will have a different story to tell. From a working mother, to an activist, to a businesswoman, the ordinary South African woman is an extraordinary powerhouse.

From the activism of Albertina Sisulu to the everyday care of a grandmother, South Africa is filled with lively and unique women who make the country a wholesome place. SouthAfrica.co.za celebrates every woman of South Africa, by showcasing their stories. You will become inspired by tales on some of the country’s game-changing women who helped pave the way for all other women of SA to be the best versions of themselves, bettering the lives of others and their communities.

Eye Inside a Female Prison

“Eye Inside” is a body of work by photographer Tracey Derrick, documenting more than a year in the lives of the women inmates at Malmesbury Prison....more

Grandmother Stories - The Nevergiveups

Writer Jo-Anne Smetherham reflects upon what it means to her to interview six grandmothers from Khayelitsha, Cape Town...more

South African Women Activists Celebrated

Women, half of our population after all, have been silent for too long in our history books, and although this need is now to an extent being addressed, there is still a huge gap in our knowledge on the role of South African...more