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Women's event with 'wow' factor

By unknown | Apr 02, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

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Sowetan's stylish Women's Club event was held at the striking Meropa Casino Hotel in Limpopo last week.

Sponsored by Sowetan, Revlon, Kahlua and Prosper Insurance, and showcased as an elite networking forum for women, the club provides women with the opportunity to engage in conversation and activities that inspire and enrich each other's lives.

Themed "Celebrating our land", the event featured MEC for agriculture in Limpopo Dikeledi Magadzi, as the main speaker.

The MEC said agriculture was an exciting field to be in.

"There is nothing that comes without challenges, but I'm here to say to you it is possible for you to go into agriculture."

Seeking to encourage women to look at the male-dominated field differently, the MEC also said: "Ours is a journey that started many years ago. It was those ululating women who had been working and making sure that there's food on the table.

"But today it must be women who must be able to make business sense out of agriculture."

The MEC also highlighted programmes in agriculture, run by the government, that women can use to empower themselves.

Businesswoman Simango Mbuya advised women to always be prepared because opportunities can present themselves at any time.

She said: "It's not about numbers, it's about being there at the right time. We already have a lot of millionaires in the country, and it's because they were at the right place at the right time."

"It doesn't take a rocket scientist for you to change your life and someone else's life.

"But greed has never helped anybody," Mbuya warned.

Mbuya is the chairperson of the South African Network for Women in Transport and winner of the Polokwane Chamber of Business Personality of the Year award.

"People are always trying to tell us where we belong as women and we need to fight that," said event MC, Florence Masebe.

Naomi Maleka's walked away with the coveted Revlon make-over prize worth R10000 and a number of guests won product hampers from Kahlua and Prosper Insurance.

Revlon's Kamo Hlalele said: "I have never seen a room filled with so many people dressed so beautifully. The women of Limpopo are so 'wow'."

Singing sensation Lira, pictured , thrilled patrons with her amazing vocal prowess as she sang hits such as Ixesha .

Speaking to SowetanOnline, Lira said: "It's always a great opportunity to get together with the girls and talk about things that really matter."

Amanda Laird Cherry showcased her range of easy-wear casuals and stunning evening garments, where the male models' six-packs delighted the crowd.

The sight of MEC Magadzi dancing to Brenda Fassie's Vulindlela was a highlight of a most memorable evening.


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