Leading Ladies

2007 June Woman: Thami Ngubeni

“Thami is spiritual and spirited, and known for her integrity and inner strength. I am sure she will contribute greatly to the magazine and we are confident that it will go from strength to strength under her leadership.” These were the words of Jane Raphaely, chairman of Associated Magazines, as she announced that truly gifted […]

2007 June gSTAR: Alicia Pillay

  Alicia Pillay’s childhood dream was to represent South Africa at the Olympics. She was nominated for the 2004 Olympics, but as Alicia tells us, due to “the ridiculously high cut of 70”, South Africa was not represented.       This time around, injury is threatening to ruin the 27-year-old’s Olympic dream.   But […]

2007 June Style Star: Lira

      Her real name is Lerato Molapo, but she goes by the name of Lira. Her music soothes your soul like hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night.   Even thought she won a song writing contest at the age of 16, it hasn’t always gone Lira’s way; in fact only recently has […]

2007 June Woman in Media: Liryn de Jager

  Liryn de Jager grew up in a sports-mad family, and for as long as she can remember, she wanted to be a sports journalist.   Four years ago, Liryn got her first big break in sports journalism, and she hasn’t looked back since.   In fact, the Rapport journalist is now regarded as one […]

2007 May Woman: Ruda Landman

From the end of June, Sunday evenings will never be the same. Everyone’s favourite woman, Ruda Landman is leaving M-Net’s popular actuality show, Carte Blanche, after nearly two decades with the program. M-Net’s head of original programmes, Carl Fischer, has said that Ruda’s departure will leave a "significant gap in the local television industry." Carte […]

2007 May gSTAR: Mandisa Williams

Mandisa Williams has only been playing rugby for eight years, but she has already tasted success at the highest level. Last year, the Border and Springbok women’s loose forward was selected to be part of the first ever Springbok women’s rugby team to play at the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in Canada. Williams was the […]

2007 May Style Star: Michelle Garforth

She is regarded as the world’s top environmental television host. Dynamic, adventurous, and drop dead gorgeous, Michelle Garforth champions the causes of animals everywhere. Her passion for the wild is evident and her ability to tell stories can be seen in the TV programmes she produces and presents. Before she broke into nature and environmental […]

2007 May Woman in Media: Zeena Isaacs

Zeena Isaacs is South Africa’s only female rugby analyst. Having entertained sports fans with her insightful articles on rugby and golf for Business Day since 2004, Zeena Isaacs turned her focus to television sports broadcasting last March. Since she joined SABC Sport as a rugby analyst on Rugga Zone, this dynamic 24-year-old has taken the […]

2007 April Woman: Thabiso Sikwane

It’s hard to figure out how Thabiso Sikwane gets everything done, and still manage to be a devoted wife and a loving mom. Her latest challenge shows that this career woman is prepared to follow her dreams and at the same time, is hungry for adventure. The host of SAfm’s Afternoon Talk is planning to […]

2007 April gSTAR: Praxedis Dim

17-year old Praxedis Dim hails from the south of Johannesburg, Kliptown to be exact. She is a bright young prospect in the athletics world of South Africa, and is making her mark. Praggy, as she is known to those close to her, is a very shy young lady that was not even aware of her […]

2007 April Style Star: Joanne Joseph

Since she was a child, Joanne Joseph showed a keen interest in what was going on in the world, and come April 2007, she is one of the most popular faces on TV, and has turned news-reading into an art. The likeable SABC 3 [email protected] anchor has mixed charm and intellect with a good dose […]

2007 April Woman in Media: Melinda Lombard

If you’ve been watching the cricket on SABC Sport and wondering who was behind the whole operation, look no further than Melinda Lombard. A passionate sports fan, and a perfectionist of note, Melinda is the Executive Producer of SABC Sport’s live ICC Cricket World Cup broadcast and she is enjoying every minute of it. This […]