Illustrated book highlights 26 'kickass' SA women (and how you can support)

A local book titled the A-Z of Amazing South African Women is due to be published in August to coincide with Women's Month.

The illustrated book is guide to some of the country's most "kickass" women figures, explains author and editor Ambre Nicolson.

We want to show South African women to be complex, powerful protagonists in their own life.

Ambre Nicolson, author and editor

The profiled women include the likes of Fatima Meer, Caster Semenya, Natalie du Toit and Dope St Jude.

117 backers have raised over R80 000 so far and and the dream goal is R100 000 on crowdfunding platform Thundafund says publisher Colleen Higgs.

South Africans have been urged to pledge their support and pre-order books for themselves and other less fortunate youth.

Learn more on the Amazing SA Women page.

SA entrepreneur Colleen Deetlefs giving waste a new life

At the same time, Durban designer Colleen Deetlefs has been playing her part as an amazing South African woman.

She turns waste materials, such as old car tyres, into fashion and furniture items.

Take a listen to them explain the importance of the book, how to get involved and who should read it:


Recommended

by THE NEWSROOM

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Punitive tariff hike for water guzzlers to hit CT households where it hurts

Punitive tariff hike for water guzzlers to hit CT households where it hurts

Harsher punitive tariffs on the cards as 'Day Zero' becomes a reality as the result of 60% of Capetonians who ignore water limits.

Commission to charge dodgy CT car salesman after failing to reimburse customer

Commission to charge dodgy CT car salesman after failing to reimburse customer

The dealership owner faces court action after failing to pay back the money for a used VW Passat which broke down after five days.

Hangover-free! Mindful drinking trend spawns new era of non-alcoholic drinks

Hangover-free! Mindful drinking trend spawns new era of non-alcoholic drinks

The brains behind Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic and the brand manager for Castle Free talk about the market for non-alcoholic drinks.

[WATCH] 150 incidents of women being harassed at taxi ranks #SafeTaxisNow

[WATCH] 150 incidents of women being harassed at taxi ranks #SafeTaxisNow

Women who make use of public transport are often exposed to the risk of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape.

Strike A Rock: A story about the women of Marikana

Strike A Rock: A story about the women of Marikana

The documentary screening at Encounters, follows two inspiring women who are fighting for justice in the mining town of Marikana.

Hero's welcome for Caster Semenya and the rest of Team SA

Hero's welcome for Caster Semenya and the rest of Team SA

Team South Africa are back on home soil and received a hearty welcome from fans at OR Tambo International Airport this morning.

Popular articles
Bergvliet High School implements water saving measures

Bergvliet High School implements water saving measures

The school has started implementing its short-terms goals, tabled with the help of parents, staff and learners.

No returns, no refunds school uniform shop to be taken to task

No returns, no refunds school uniform shop to be taken to task

Parents are concerned about Felix Sports no returns, no refunds and no exchanges policy.

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

This is how much you should be paying your domestic worker

Stephen Rathai, director of employment standards at the Department of Labour talks on the new national minimum wage.

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.