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Mamandla 2021

Cindy Mkhize

I’m Cindy Mkhize and I am a 29-year-old mother of one beautiful energetic daughter from Port Shepstone, KZN. I am a regional manager in corporate social responsibility for a construction company.

Maggie Marx

Maggie Marx is a research communication specialist at the University of Cape Town, a wife and a mother to two. When she became a mom, her eyes were open to the shocking amount of social injustice in South Africa. She works to use her voice

Nomfundo Mkhaba

My name is Nomfundo Mkhaba. I am based in Roseneath on the South coast of Durban central, KwaZulu-Natal. I am a qualified teacher with a Bachelors degree in the intermediate and senior phase, specialising in English, Life Orientation and Natural Sciences. I have six years

Ntokozo Mabhena

Ntokozo is a proud antenatal and postnatal class host. Her passion for empowering mothers stems from her own motherhood journey which ignited in her a curiosity about childhood development and the desire for every mother, regardless of background, to be empowered with evidence-based, current information

Tlotlisang Amanda Mokoena

I’m Tlotlisang Amanda Mokoena. I was born in Soweto, South Africa. I am a teacher, mother and maternal health activist and founder of Glow Movement NPO. Glow was born as an initiative by a group of young women, who realise the significance of girl and

Joey Dlamini

Joey Dlamini is a parenting expert with a heart and message that we should normalise the imperfect journey of parenting. Parents love her candid and practical advice that they use to not only challenge themselves but also connect with their children. She believes in the

Memory Linzie Simwaka

My name is Memory Linzie Simwaka, a wife, mother, business administrator, strong supporter of mothers and an activist for different movements related to motherhood. I am passionate to see pregnant women in South Africa get supported with maternity support grant, I believe that pregnancy is

Kayla-Tess Pattenden

Hi, I’m Kayla-Tess (she, her) – mom of two, wife to one, passionate social worker, committed Jesus-follower and proud South African. I spend my days in the private school and private practice sectors advocating for preventative life skills education, policy reform, consulting on statutory family

Roeline Van Eck

Sometimes before you can be a ‘mover and shaker’ you need to be moved and shaken. And that’s my story. After a difficult pregnancy with my youngest, I welcomed him into the world early. With a full heart and empty arms, I had to leave

Gaopalelwe Phalaetsile

Gaopalelwe Phalaetsile is a journalist, mom blogger and content creator @mommy_feminist, who writes about conscious and gentle parenting. Gao has also run online groups for moms and women to share their journey in a judgement free space. She is the founder and director of Abortion