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Eric Macheru – Actor, entrepreneur and philanthropist

“I aspire to leave behind a legacy characterized by kindness, hope, and love,” stated Eric Macheru, an actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist hailing from Limpopo. Eric is widely recognized for his notable achievements in football, his involvement in the immensely popular drama series Skeem Saam, and his philanthropic endeavours through the Sunflower Foundation. In this interview, …

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Thoriso Magongwa – The world respects excellence

There are many concerns about diversity in the ballet profession. According to Thoriso, many factors contribute to ballet’s lack of diversity: Economic inequity (ballet training is notoriously expensive), a lack of role models for aspiring black ballet dancers to look up to, and a lack of funding for underserved communities are all issues. Thoriso Magongwa …

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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP: Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

Whenever there are talks about Gender and Diversity, the biggest question that arises: “Will we ever reach gender equality in the workplace?” or is it just a theory that can never be realised. In this woman in leadership interview feature, Istyleblaq connects with one of the most influential women leaders in Africa, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng. …

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