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Akona Gwele

Keeping Them Safe And Stylish

By  Forbes Woman Africa March 5, 2018
She came all the way for gold. Akona Gwele, from a rural village named Qumbu in the sleepy innards of the Eastern Cape, a province in South Africa, arrived in Johannesbur...
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Construction
Abuse

Children At Risk From A Known Enemy

By  Forbes Woman Africa February 9, 2018
From babyhood to adulthood, children are exposed to many forms of violence, no matter where they live. Black adolescent boys in the United States are 19 times more likely...
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Abuse
childhood
Antarctic

The African Penguin’s Day Out

By  Forbes Woman Africa January 19, 2018
A few years ago, amid gale force winds in the Antarctic Peninsula, I was busy photographing Gentoo penguins who were calmly positioning themselves in a circle to avoid the sweep...
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cape
#MeToo

Calling Out Sexual Harassment

By  Forbes Woman Africa January 17, 2018
For as long as women have been in the workforce, tolerating sexual harassment has been their cost of earning a living alongside men. Today, it’s a silent epidemic affecting half...
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#MeToo
Abuse
football

Top Sport Stars In 2018

By  Forbes Woman Africa January 16, 2018
2017 was the year women’s sport finally got some of the respect it deserves, from men. It’s the year British tennis player Andy Murray made a statement about women in sport: tha...
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football
Hockey
Being Her

Fashion Bloggers Signing Off In Style

By  Forbes Woman Africa January 12, 2018
It’s a grey and drizzly afternoon on London’s Brick Lane, but in the colorful Cereal Killer Café, the Berhane twins snap, crackle and pop with a fizzy brand of good-natured irri...
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Being Her
bloggers
cyber violence

The Dark Side Of Social Media

By  Forbes Woman Africa January 8, 2018
It is estimated that one in 10 women have already experienced some form of cyber violence since the age of 15. Research also suggests women are disproportionately the tar...
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cyber violence
Harassment
fatigue

Over 80 Hours A Week At Work?

By  Forbes Woman Africa December 5, 2017
Searches for the term ‘fatigue’ have increased by over 100% in the past 12 years. Globally. The gradual but steady increase for this term is because the consequences of o...
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overtime
Art

The Performance Artist Playing Everyone

By  Forbes Woman Africa December 1, 2017
“A lot of people think that I succumb to this ditsy blonde role,” discloses performance artist Jana ‘Babez’ Terblanche. We’re sitting in a chic coffee shop on Kloof Street in Ca...
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Christianity

A Land Of Many Dances

By  Forbes Woman Africa November 30, 2017
Crossing the Oshoek Border Post from South Africa to Swaziland, I was excited to be visiting the realm of Africa’s last absolute monarchy. Not realizing that it was the Easter w...
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Christianity
HIV
Andile Gumbi

The King Kong Of Musicals

By  Forbes Woman Africa November 23, 2017
On a windy spring day in Johannesburg, South Africa, we make our way through the dusty streets of Braamfontein to the hallowed halls of the Joburg Theatre, a venue often describ...
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Andile Gumbi
King Kong
blog

When It Pays To Be Online

By  Forbes Woman Africa November 20, 2017
The Instagram influencer marketing industry is expected to exceed $1 billion by the end of 2017, and more than double by 2019. A Santa Monica-based influencer marketing industry...
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blog
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Diaspora

From Monrovia To The Movies

By  Forbes Woman Africa November 9, 2017
To the uninitiated, Nigerian-American actress Yvonne Orji plays Molly in Insecure, a popular HBO comedy series offering a fresh take on the lives of black women as they...
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Diaspora
HBO
African Union

Highly Adaptable And Totally Indestructible

By  Forbes Woman Africa November 6, 2017
Zimbabwe native Arikana Chihombori-Quao wears many labels beyond her always-stylish designer suits. She’s a physician, founder of medical clinics, and an entrepreneur who includ...
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African Union
Ambassador