SOWETAN Women's club started off on its usual high note in Mafikeng, North West, last night, with cocktails and make-up touch-ups by Revlon on arrival at the door.
MEC for economic development and tourism Wendy Matsemela highlighted the importance of empowering women.
"More than ever women need to get together as business professionals and to realise how fulfilling it is to share some of the best and worst we have experienced in the workplace.
'Whilst the government has begun to position women more aggressively in the economy, women need to take charge of their own economic emancipation and not to rely on government to do this," she said.
"We need to seize the opportunities that come our way to realise the full potential of business, and the opportunity to make a positive impact on society," she said.
Speaking about her longtime involvement with the club, TV personality and resident master of ceremonies Florence Masebe said: "It is not like work being here. I love hanging out with the ladies.
"It is amazing how many women move around following the women's club from town to town, city to city."
One such lady is Alberton businesswoman Dorcas Zulu, 43, who says she owes her success to the club. "I have attended the meetings since they started. I was most upset when they stopped for a while but wherever there is a Sowetan Woman's Club meeting you will find me."
Zulu runs a hair salon, security company and stationery supplier.
Musician Ntando had all the ladies on their feet with his sexy dance moves and unmistakable beat and 200 excited guests stormed the stage as the gents paraded in the latest Jockey underwear collection .
Sowetan wishes to thank our sponsors Kahlua, Revlon and Visa for their generosity to our guests.