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Yivani Naturals is the only fully black female owned skin care range in
South Africa, and it was the brainchild of Ntshantsha Tafeni. She's one
of my personal heroes, combining fierce passion for what she does, the
ingredients she uses and helping other women entrepeneurs reach their
dreams. Her generosity of spirit and wealth of knowledge inspires me all
the time.


Saray N'kusi Khumalo is famed for being the first black African woman to summit Mount Everest. What most people don't know, is that she had tried 3 times before, once getting to 99 meters away from the peak before having to turn back. Her story is one is perseverance and proof that if you are focused and determined, the sky really is the limit.


No parent should ever outlive their child, yet that's what happened to Gabi Lowe, mother of Jenna. Get Me to 21 was her campaign to grow the Organ Donor Registry and that's exactly what she did, by 286% in fact. But this was only because Gabi was the wind beneath her wings, she bathed her, dressed her, washed her hair and loved her. This is a story of love


Lesego and Gugu Zulu were South Africa's adventure couple, the ran
together, cycled together and climbed mountains together. Their last
adventure had a nightmare end, a trip to Kilimanjaro ended in death for
Gugu, and a new challenge for Lesego; how to go on when her other half
was gone. Her new book, I Choose to Live is her story on how to learn to
love life again, when your first love has gone.


She was a wedding photographer, doing what she loved, and without a care
in the world. In one day her life changed forever. Two strokes, 8 months
in rehab, and then being told she would never walk again would be enough
to stop anyone. Not Ursula, she is living proof that the human spirit is
greater than the human body and that passion and inspiration can carry
you through anything.


38 years ago, tennis legend Bob Hewitt raped a 12 year old tennis player
called Suellen Sheehan. There followed decades of pain and anger for
her. Now, a name change, a crusade and a lifetime later, Olivia Jasriel
is here to tell her story.


She had the world at her feet as a member of Clout, South Africa’s first all female rock group. Their number one hit, Substitute, featured highly on music charts worldwide. Behind the scenes, she was falling apart. From being robbed by her manager, abused by her lover and invaded by leukemia, Cindy has triumphed over all and is about to release a new single and go back on tour. Here she tells her story about she learned to live life on her own terms, for which she says, there really is no Substitute.

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