Women’s Month: Celebrating a liberated South Africa

Every year on 9 August we celebrate Women’s Day in South Africa, a public holiday that pays homage to the women of our country who fought  against their oppression and that of fellow South Africans by the Apartheid government.

Specifically, on this day we remember and celebrate Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Albertina Sisulu and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn. These South African female stalwarts firmly stood against the carrying of the pass; special identification which infringed on their freedom of movement.

Their march to the Pretoria Union Buildings displayed a great deal of political strength and the uniting of women against a unified belief.

Their relentless struggle is a reminder for all women in post-apartheid South Africa to continue on the same path for the next generations to come.

 

 

The most successful people in the world are actually failures

Some of the worlds most successful people were rejected, deemed not good enough, and experienced colossal failures in their lives. By looking at this list, you’ll hopefully realise that you’re probably well on your way to being an icon too.

From entrepreneurs, to scientists to famous celebs, these 14 people are now considered as the leaders and legends of their industry:

The Celebs

A local newspaper once fired Walt Disney. His editor at the time thought he ‘lacked imagination and had no good ideas!

Yes, we’re telling you that the founder of the empire that built Mickey Mouse, The Lion King, and Disney World was told he wasn’t creative.

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