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Best of Womanity – Women in Unity – Part 1

This week we reflect on episodes of the past year with a compilation of some the show’s most memorable segments. World renowned singer and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka gives her philosophy on sharing to empower others. South Africa’s Minister of Social Development Bathabile Olive Dlamini, who has been involved in Social Development since 1994 gives her perspective on gender equality and the struggles women have endured to achieve equal rights. Continuing with the theme of gender equality, Dr. Susan Tager Chief Executive Officer of the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre provides her view of the fact that equal rights do not equate to women and men being the same. Professor Irma Eloff, Dean for the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria, highlights how to overcome gender challenges stemming from stereotypical gender-biased thinking. First Officer Annabel Vundla of South African Airways who has flown numerous heads of state and had the privilege of flying one of South Africa greatest icons Nelson Mandela, offers her perspective of factors needed to help women advance, as well as her experience as a role model in aviation. Award winning South African singer Zahara talks about her achievements and shares her special experience with Nelson Mandela, giving a short rendition of the song she sang for him in Qunu. Captain Jane Trembath, who has had an outstanding career as a pilot, discusses women in leadership, followed by multi-award winning Afro-soul vocalist Lira, who speaks about her personal journey of ‘being the change you want to be in the world’. We close today’s show with South Africa’s Minister of Women Susan Shabangu discussing the empowerment of women to enable their success across all sectors of society. Tune in for more…

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