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There is honour in the work you do – Natasha Boks

I loved the fact that we no longer just celebrate Women’s day on 9 August, but that the entire month of August has been set aside to celebrate phenomenal women in our country while shedding light on women’s issues. When I scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed on women’s day, it was evident that some people confuse women’s day with mother’s day. I love my mother and without mothers, none of us will be here and thankfully there is a day set aside to celebrate motherhood. Consequently, I made a list of women who to me exemplifies what women’s month is about. One of the first ladies who came to mind was my dear friends, Natasha Natalie Boks.

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InVisible – Eli Wolff

Eli Wolff is a former USA Paralympian soccer player and current Mentoring Coordinator at Partners for Youth with Disabilities based in Boston. He is also the co-director of the Sport and Society Fellowship programme at Brown University. I met Eli at the end of last year, after he delivered a thought provoking talk at Stellenbosch University, where he highlighted three fundamental concepts, strategic to my interest; Sport, Inclusivity, and Diversity. I was curious to know more, and arranged a coffee.

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That moment… – Katlego Maboe

Katlego MaboeKatlego Maboe is one of South Africa’s most well-known celebrities. The multitalented 30 year old has been a presenter on the SABC3 Expresso Morning Show, for the last six and a half years. He was named best TV presenter for this show consecutively for 2015 and 2016 at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA). “My first SAFTA award was really special. It came after being in the industry for five years and I did not expect to receive the accolade. It was a huge honour, knowing that the public voted for me.”

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Nothing significant – Aden Thomas

There is nothing significant about my story”…

Aden-Thomas-CopyI smiled, and tried to reassure him that, ‘Yes, your story is significant’. His statement, however, was not one of insecurity or a lack of self-worth or even modesty. Instead, it was a statement of concern…

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Paving the way – Ronelle Carolissen

6Ronelle, an associate professor at the University of Stellenbosch, was recently appointed as Vice Dean (teaching and learning), in the Education Faculty. Prof Carolissen is a formidable academic who has published a combined total of at least thirty-five articles and book chapters, has co-edited two books and has supervised nine doctoral dissertations and over thirty masters theses.

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