In her own words

Cézanne Britain on Intuition

“Success now is about me being the best version of my authentic self and living my life on my own terms. I have been fortunate to experience professional satisfaction and achievement, exploring entrepreneurship as well as overcoming deep trauma and grief. I have given myself permission to be free—free to embrace the multifaceted me who is not defined by what I do for a living or what I have studied, who thinks in splashes of colour on a canvas and song lyrics. Free to love myself with all my imperfections, not only for what I have achieved, but for who I am becoming.”

10 min read

Lyle Horsley on Renewal

“I think we can find renewal or a sense of rejuvenation in small and continuous acts of self-care and we can do that at any time of the year.” – Lawyer, businesswoman and co-founder of The Thread Lyle Horsley on renewal.

Dianne Hawker on Healing

‘I think that we often realise that with physical healing we should give ourselves time.’ – Dianne Hawker is a journalist and news editor. She shares her insights on recovering from Covid-19 and the process of healing with The Thread.

Nokukhanya Mncwabe on Resilience

Nokukhanya Mncwabe was a self-described “roll-up your sleeves” hustler, a multitasking consultant working across the Africa. Mncwabe decided to channel her energy and passion for the continent into reviving an ancient “drink of the gods” for a new generation.

8 min read

Yolanda Sangweni on Change

‘Some are calling this moment we’re experiencing The Great Pause.’ – Journalist, singer, podcaster, media innovator and mother of three beautiful boys, Yolanda Sangweni is no stranger to change and this month she taught us how to identify the opportunity in transition.

4 min read

Thando Hlophe on Authenticity

Thando Hlophe is a groundbreaking digital storyteller who went from telling harrowing and humane stories behind the camera, to sharing her own journey in front of the camera.

6 min read

Umunyana Rugege on Planning Your Joy

Umunyana Rugege handles some of South Africa’s landmark legal cases. Here she tells The Thread how she plans her joy and for insights from other women in The Thread community.

Gladys Bogoshi on Empowerment

Gladys Bogoshi was one of the few black physiotherapists in South Africa’s public health sector when she was thrust into leadership as CEO of two of the country’s largest public hospitals.

11 min read

Phemelo Motene on Reflection

Phemelo Motene was first introduced to South African audiences via a popular soap opera, but a career spanning nearly two decades in the public showed that Motene was so much more dynamic than the role she played on television. As a radio broadcaster, with a daily midday show on national station SAFM, Motene’s conversations moves…

3 min read

Nomzamo Mji on Balance

Nomzamo Mji was one of the few black women advocates in South Africa, but found a new path, and balance through yoga. Here she talks to us about co-founding The Toolbox, more than a yoga studio.

10 min read
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