Join FAIRLADY, TRUELOVE and Santam for the 2021 Santam Women of the Future Awards

Join FAIRLADY, TRUELOVE and Santam via livestream for their annual celebration of entre­preneurship. Meet the inspirational Santam Women of the Future finalists and watch this event live as they announce the 2021 winners of the Readers’ Choice Award, Rising Star, Social Entrepreneur and Woman of the Future.

The prestigious panel of judges will be discussing the tricky issue of building and maintaining your brand or team identity when your staff are working from home – and we’d love you to be part of the discussion! Please send us your questions during the show and the judges will answer as many as they can.

Panel of judges include: 

Professor Thuli Madonsela (Chair of Social Justice at Stellenbosch University, and founder of the Social Justice M-Plan and the Thuma Foundation)

Dawn Nathan-Jones (Social Entrepreneur and professional speaker)

Doreen Morris (Television producer & presenter, broadcasting veteran and entrepreneur)

Enid Lizamore (Group Executive Head of Human Resources at Santam)

Suzy Brokensha (FAIRLADY Editor)

Makhosazana `Khosi` Zwane-Siguqa (TRUELOVE Editor)

The finalists up for the awards are:

Woman of the Future 2021

The title is awarded to an entrepreneur aged 30 or older whose business is more than 1 000 days old and who is well on her way to establishing an extensive enterprise.

  • Cara Saven of Cara Saven Wall Design, a décor company that designs, curates and produces large-format wallpaper for residential, commercial and hospitality properties. Her business has a foothold in the US, Netherlands, Dubai and Australia.  
  • Sibusiso Nomsa Raphekwane of The Transformation Legacy, an entrepreneur development company that provides entrepreneurs with skills development programmes to significantly grow their businesses.  
  • Vumile Msweli of Hesed Consulting, a career coaching firm for individuals and enterprises, with coaches in South Africa, Nigeria, Rwanda, Botswana and the US. 

Social Entrepreneur 2021

The title is awarded to an entrepreneur aged 30 or older who is making a difference in her community. Her business/social enterprise/NPO has survived the first 1 000 days.

  • Abigél Sheridan of Chic Mamas Do Care, a social enterprise and NPO that supports educational development projects by selling pre-loved clothing in their Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban stores. All proceeds go to selected project beneficiaries that focus on early childhood development.
  • Suraya Williams of Design26 Foundation, an NPO that provides accredited sewing skills training on industrial sewing machines, employment and counselling, giving women in the local community the opportunity to be self-sustaining and independent.
  • Zandile Mkwanazi of GirlCode, a social enterprise that aims to get more women into the tech industry, and facilitates the advancement of their skills through various training and outreach programmes.

Rising Star 2021

The title is awarded to an entrepreneur between 16 and 30 years old who is still within her first 1 000 days, but whose business, our judges believe, will flourish way beyond them.

  • Ayanda Ngalo of Dial a Legal Assistant, which provides ad hoc legal assistant staffing capacity to temporarily understaffed law firms, government institutions and legal entities. 
  • Dr Peta-Anne Browne of Wardworx, a task management app that securely stores patient information, including ward and bed locations, so that doctors can collaborate on patient care. 
  • Nompilo Nxumalo of Ku Green Hands, a waste recycling company that regularly buys from more than 100 informal waste pickers and has secured recycling contracts with a few corporates.  

We look forward to celebrating and honouring the female entrepreneurs in South Africa. 

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