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Mamandla 2022

Chimonay Masumbe

I am truly grateful to be part of the Mamandla Movement. Being a fellow of the movement to me means serving with the capacity to “influence others through inspiration, motivated by passion, produced by conviction and ignited by a purpose” (Dr. Myles Munroe). I believe that I was born for a time such as this to let mothers and woman suffering with depression know that, ‘We Hear You!’

Mildred Hlatshwayo

Being a member of Mamandla means now I can get to meet other women with whom minds put together we can change the whole perception of a mother and empower mothers so that they become self sufficient and have access to arms/means that can propel them to reach their optimum.

Palesa Mphambani

My background incubated a personal philosophy of social justice which led me to seek communion in the fellowship of like-minded people that is Mamandla. Within the broad range of issues affecting motherhood and mothers’ rights, I have a particular interest in breastfeeding, the laws regulating maternity leave and early childhood development.

Bronte Davies

As a Mamandla fellow, I hope to contribute to Embrace’s work for changing the narrative around teenage pregnancy and obstetric violence in South Africa, to join and learn from a powerful network of women working towards dignified pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences and ultimately, to make health systems work better for mothers!

Nomgcobo Galela

It is such a great pleasure to be part of the Mamandla fellowship 2022. This opportunity will allow me to expand my knowledge and create relationships with amazing women.

Lyndall Moodley

It is a true honour and privilege to be a part of the Mamandla Fellowship. I believe in holding space within the small business community for the crucial conversations that Embrace is pioneering My personal goal is to evolve into a social entrepreneur that empowers women to own their time and income. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be part of a movement that can spearhead change in the generations to come.

Nodumo Makaza

Being a Mamandla Fellow will allow me to network with like-minded women who are passionate about supporting mothers in communities and will enable me to grow.

Jolene Tromp

It is one of my goals to ensure that all women get to experience the pregnancy and birth they desire and deserve. And I am so excited about this journey with the Mamandla fellowship as it is directly aligned to what I wish to achieve.

Pamela Mkhize-Madonsela

I am excited about being part of the Mamandla Fellowship and I look forward to the learnings, the amazing networks, and changing the world one day at a time.

Qaanita Rossier

I want to use the Mamandla Fellowship as an opportunity to learn the skills I need to return to the community, both my own and those in more under-resourced areas, and be a better supporter of mothers! A breaker of generational-chains! A sharer of beneficial knowledge and resources! A listener of stories! And an all-round advocate for the many issues that affect mothers in this country.