Cape's fashion designers to showcase at international pageant

In August Forever Grey's Brenda Solomons told her inspiring story of finding a career in fashion after over 20 years as a nurse.

Forever Grey Fashion Gallery was established by Brenda Solomons and her co-partners after giving up her nursing career to pursue her passion in fashion design.

Read: Former nurse follows her dreams to become fashion designer

Now, the Forever Grey Fashion Gallery gets an opportunity to showcase its work overseas.

The fashion label has sponsored Lebohang Monyatsi, who is taking part in the 2017 Miss Wheelchair World Pageant wearing two of the label's garments.

Monyatsi will be representing South Africa in Warsaw, Poland, on 7 October.

I contacted Lebohang via Facebook. She needed an evening wear and a garment representing your country. She said she didn't have a sponsor and I said not to worry we will sort you out...

Brenda Solomons, Fashion designer

Because I was a nurse and worked a lot with wheelchair-bound patients, I knew exactly what I was up to. With those skills in mind I knew what would suit her best.

Brenda Solomons, Fashion designer

She is really representing our country very well. I saw her Facebook. We are voting and praying for her that at least if not Miss Wheelchair World she should be in the Top 5.

Brenda Solomons, Fashion designer

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


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
Literacy levels improved in schools through Shine Centres

Literacy levels improved in schools through Shine Centres

Many children in SA are struggling to learn to read and Shine Centre is on the mission to change that.

Installing water meters for individual units in sectional titles a way to go

Installing water meters for individual units in sectional titles a way to go

Property attorney says installing water meters will compel unit owners or tenants to comply to water restrictions.

Zuma order to pay costs of failed legal suit, a damning indictment: Law expert

Zuma order to pay costs of failed legal suit, a damning indictment: Law expert

Law professor at Wits says the President has now been warned to consider his options very careful when playing delaying tactics.

 New policy to ensure rail passenger safety near completion

New policy to ensure rail passenger safety near completion

CapeTalk's John Maytham speaks to Railway Safety Regulator about how railway safety can be improved to avoid disruptions.

Former nurse follows her dreams to become fashion designer

Former nurse follows her dreams to become fashion designer

Brenda Solomons quit her nursing job after 22 years to study fashion designing and today she owns Forever Grey Fashion Gallery.

Meet the noble soul who lives to serve and ease suffering

Meet the noble soul who lives to serve and ease suffering

Meet Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, Founder of Gift of the Givers, Africa's largest NGO.

Popular articles
Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Predictably awesome new Nando's ad reminds South Africans ‘we can fix our sh$t’

Watch the Guptas pack their bags and run in Nando's inspiring new advertisement.

PSG Chair Jannie Mouton opens up (kind of) about Steinhoff

PSG Chair Jannie Mouton opens up (kind of) about Steinhoff

In 2012 Steinhoff acquired 20% of wealth manager PSG, reportedly infuriating Mouton. Bruce Whitfield interviews him.

[LISTEN] Sara-Jayne King overjoyed at finding her biological father

[LISTEN] Sara-Jayne King overjoyed at finding her biological father

After a 702/ CapeTalk interview, the author of the autobiographical book Killing Karoline spoke to her dad for the first time.

[LISTEN] Caller challenges Eusebius on land disposition

[LISTEN] Caller challenges Eusebius on land disposition

‘I need you to provide me with an answer' - John from Edenvale, Gauteng

Number of South Africans visiting the seaside has dropped

Number of South Africans visiting the seaside has dropped

Fedhasa's CEO is encouraging South Africans to take a look at the specials that are currently out there and make their bookings.

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

How businessman Max Lichaba struck gold with his jewellery company

Entrepreneur Max Lichaba built his own empire and is the CEO of Lichaba Creations and several other businesses. This is his story.