All Posts By Simbongile Ndlangisa

Turn 2 of Your Regular Routines into Self-Care Musts

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Putting your smart-phone on flight mode, going on that 20 minute run, finishing a chapter in your current read or running a bubble bath and sitting in it until your fingers and toes prune - all of these are forms of self-care. The 2017 woman knows that she can switch off from a world that demands the most from her regularly for self-preservation and to show some self-appreciation. Below I have gathered some of my favourite cosmetics and linked them to some self-care activities where I turn the world off even for just a few minutes, and turn the pampering on. Face-Masking We really all should be face-masking at least once a week but the way that beauty advice columns have framed this activity as a chore, I often get lazy to do it. This all changed when I shifted my thinking from a weekly must do process, to a relaxing activity that ...

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Different Faces for Different Spaces

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In the last two years I have garnered a big interest in make-up products and application, this has much to do with the fact that I started working and actually had the coins to spend on something other than food and toiletries. When I started interning after varsity, I noticed that appearance matters - I would feel a little insecure when I hadn't made an effort on my appearance and a client came into the office or we had a big meeting. So I started slowly buying make-up and watching tutorials on how to apply what, where and why. Disclaimer alert, I am definitely not a beauty blogger but I have a very keen interest in my face and what I put on it when I want to look banging. So these looks are based purely on my routine and how I have maneuvered what looks work for certain occasions. As ...

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Tebatso Molapo

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21 year old founder of Re Basadi Tebatso is the woman behind Re Basadi which is a young empowerment organisation aimed at creating networking platforms and facilitating collaborations for young women in business. She is from a small mining town in Burgersfort, Limpopo.  She did a year of Journalism at Rhodes University and moved to Joburg in 2016 to pursue a degree in Film & TV. Her entrepreneurial journey began at 15 when she started working as her sister’s PA and eventually hosted my first event at 17 and was part of a group called Puro Estilo which aimed to showcase young creatives in my hometown. My greatest achievement has been Re Basadi and how much I’ve managed to grow it in a period of less than 2 years. I strive to push boundaries as I aim to connect young women in business all over the world. Regarding where I will be in a ...

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Owethu Makhathini

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24 year old founder of Makhathini Media Owethu Makhathini is a young black woman passionate about entrepreneurship, black sisterhood and all things online marketing. She's a full time International Relations student at UKZN who is also interested in global politics. She facilitates workshops on digital marketing and has helped train over 70 000 people supported by Google, Barclays and later Facebook. You can find her deep in chakra twitter @owethumack. My greatest achievement is definitely starting my own company. Continuing to push boundaries for me means I'll never compromise my values for a cheque. Being authentic and passionate is what has pushed me to do what I have and I will continue to speak up for ownership, blackness and womanhood. In year, I want to be known as an award winner. My inspirations include Beyoncé, my great grandmother Mary Thipe and all my sister friends. To me at 16; write that shit down! You're going to circle back ...

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Mixo Mathebula

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22 year old Business Analyst & Creator of #ThighsForJeaux I'm a Mutsonga woman whose name means dawn. I just graduated with an Honours in Informatics. I'm a self proclaimed nerd. I just really want to sleep all the time. Intimidator of men. Connoisseur of thighs. Better known as Mijeaux/Jeaux. Creator of #ThighsForJeaux. Others call me Jeaux Slay Mourinho. I believe we're constantly evolving and I'm really just trying to be surrounded by plants and flowers. I'm not asking for a lot. This doesn't say much of anything right? Perfect. On Achievements For me, my Honours degree is one of my greatest achievements. It gave me so much confidence (despite the hardships) and opened my eyes to the myriad of things I can do. It also revealed my purpose. I really never thought an Informatics degree would be that meaningful but hey. #ThighsForJeaux has also been one of my sources of pride. Getting messages and tweets ...

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Thozama Mputa

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26 year old Masters in Landscape Architecture Student Thozama Mputa was born in Cape Town, South Africa, studying a Masters in Landscape Architecture at the University of Cape Town, having completed her undergraduate studies in landscape architecture at the University of Pretoria in 2013. Thozama paints portraits in landscapes in mixed medium, often combining the two with emphasis on colour and on line with hatching techniques learnt in architecture. Thozama practices film photography and enjoys double exposing the film layering landscapes, cityscapes and portraiture while capturing the experiential. On Achievements I have learnt not to be afraid of voicing my thoughts and opinions verbally through my studies and through my artwork, I have learnt to share my work on various public platforms without fear, and having resilience through obstacles that I come across. I would have not been able to achieve in my field without all these aspects. Overcoming all these aspects makes me ...

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Vuyolwethu Dubese

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22 year old  Ecosystem Manager for Innovation, Thomson Reuters A young woman in Media and Technology exploring Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Intelligence and Business Development across Africa, Vuyolwethu Dubese, intends to be a part of the ecosystem that is driven to develop African lives and the narratives that are shape shifters in how Africans and the world perceive the continent. From serving on the board of GirlHYPE (an NPC teaching black girls how to code across SA) to being a Social Media Consultant through a creative startup she runs - that intersects her passion for communications and technology working with corporates and startups - she enjoys bringing value as a dot connector. My greatest achievements thus far include, Launching my website www.vdubese.com which is a platform where I document my thoughts on technology, innovation, intelligence and entrepreneurship/business development. This is also an opportunity to be transparent about the industry, and an excuse to dress ...

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Anele Nzimande

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24 year old Founder of Aluna RSA Anele is a driven, creative, courageous and passionate individual. She emerges as a leader in everything that she does, from politics to business to fashion, she is a modern day renaissance woman. She recently decided to venture into fashion by creating a women's clothing label with a vision of influencing thought, and imagination through clothing, which she views as a political tool. xx Anele has an incredible ability to connect with people from all different walks of life, who immediately feel a sense of connection and comfort around her. She has a larger than life personality and a smile to match. xx My greatest achievements so far include being elected as the Vice Chairperson of the Wits University Law Students Council (2014), I learned so much there. I was also a contestant on the youth leadership show 'One Day Leader', I wrote a chapter on Race and Racism in the ...

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Gugu Nonjinge

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24 year old  Communications and Advocacy Officer at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation Gugu Nonjinge is an education and girl advocate, she has run campaigns and advocacy work under her NPO (Gugu Nonjinge Education Foundation). She holds a BSc in Mathematics and is a founder of the Numbers Tutorial Program. In August 2015, she was awarded the Lead SA Hero award for the work that she does for young girls in Africa. She is an ambassador for the Caring4Girls program. Gugu has served on the Dream Girls International Outreach and Mentoring Program as a Committee Member and a Mentor. Gugu was selected to be part of the Preparing Global Leaders Academy in Amman, Jordan in 2015. Moreover, she has been invited to speak in a number of gatherings and events such as the LOYD Sessions in Cape Town, The #FiresideChat hosted by UN Women Global Champion Alysia Silberg and ChangeThePlatform. Gugu has reliable experience in print media, communications and ...

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Zizipho Ntobongwana

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23 year old Founder and Director of Sheba Feminine Hygiene Born in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape in 1994 to two beautiful human beings, Fezile and Koliswa Ntobongwana, Zizi Ntobongwana is a middle child between five children and regards her siblings as her life.  Although from the Eastern Cape, she has lived in Durban, went to boarding school in the Natal Midlands and currently resides in Cape Town. A recent Bachelor of Social Sciences honors in African Studies at the University of Cape Town graduate, her undergraduate degree was also completed at UCT, with a specialization in International Relations and Industrial Sociology. "I would describe myself as an ambitious Womanist, Pan-Africanist and I try to be as socially aware and conscious as possible. " x x My greatest achievement is definitely Sheba, I never in my life thought I could start the first black female organic cotton sanitary brands in Africa. x Love inspires me - EVERYTHING I do comes out of ...

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