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Watch Elif Shafak’s 200 Women interview

“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories” – Gloria Steinem

 
200 Women200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like “What really matters to you?” and “What would you change in the world if you could?”

Interviewees include US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor and human rights activist Alfre Woodard, and Nobel laureate Jodi Williams, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image – and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive travelling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Local interviewees include Graça Machel, Caster Semenya, Zelda la Grange, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Hlubi Mboya, Sahm Venter, Joanne Fedler, Ingrid le Roux, Gillian Slovo and Zoleka Mandela, among others.

A minimum of 10% of the project’s revenue will be distributed to organisations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women. Each interviewee can nominate an organisation (or themselves if they are in financial need) to receive their portion of the charitable pool or they can select the principal charitable partner, the Graça Machel Trust.

Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France. She studied International Relations and Gender Studies. Shafak has written fifteen books, including bestsellers The Bastard of Istanbul and The Forty Rules of Love. Her works have been translated into many languages ​​and were on the shortlist of numerous literary awards. Shafak also works as a journalist.

Watch Elif discuss the significance of stories, the importance of equality and collective amnesia:

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Watch Hlubi Mboya Arnold’s 200 Women interview

“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories” – Gloria Steinem

 
200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like “What really matters to you?” and “What would you change in the world if you could?”

Interviewees include US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor and human rights activist Alfre Woodard, and Nobel laureate Jodi Williams, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image – and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive travelling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Local interviewees include Graça Machel, Caster Semenya, Zelda la Grange, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Hlubi Mboya, Sahm Venter, Joanne Fedler, Ingrid le Roux, Gillian Slovo and Zoleka Mandela, among others.

A minimum of 10% of the project’s revenue will be distributed to organisations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women. Each interviewee can nominate an organisation (or themselves if they are in financial need) to receive their portion of the charitable pool or they can select the principal charitable partner, the Graça Machel Trust.

Here Hlubi Mboya Arnold discusses the significance of family, making mistakes, and the necessity of education:


 

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Watch Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela’s 200 Women interview

In 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World, 200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity.

From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like “What really matters to you?” and “What would you change in the world if you could?”

Interviewees include US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor and human rights activist Alfre Woodard, and Nobel laureate Jodi Williams, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image – and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive travelling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Local interviewees include Graça Machel, Caster Semenya, Zelda la Grange, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Hlubi Mboya, Sahm Venter, Joanne Fedler, Ingrid le Roux, Gillian Slovo and Zoleka Mandela, among others.

A minimum of 10% of the project’s revenue will be distributed to organisations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women. Each interviewee can nominate an organisation (or themselves if they are in financial need) to receive their portion of the charitable pool or they can select the principal charitable partner, the Graça Machel Trust.

Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela was born in Welkom, South Africa. She is the granddaughter of Nelson Mandela and Nomzamo Nobandla Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and of King Sobhuza II of Swaziland and Mbhono Shongwe. A business developer, public speaker and self-described serial entrepreneur, she launched her luxury fashion range, Swati by Roi Kaskara, in 2017.

Here she answers “What brings you happiness?”

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  • 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World by Ruth Hobday, edited by Kieran Scott, Geoff Blackwell, Sharon Gelman, Marianne Lassandro
    EAN: 978-1-928257-41-7
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Watch: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela discusses gender equality in 200 Women interview

In 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World, 200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like “What really matters to you?” and “What would you change in the world if you could?”

Interviewees include US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor and human rights activist Alfre Woodard, and Nobel laureate Jodi Williams, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image – and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive travelling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Local interviewees include Graça Machel, Caster Semenya, Zelda la Grange, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Hlubi Mboya, Sahm Venter, Joanne Fedler, Ingrid le Roux, Gillian Slovo and Zoleka Mandela, among others.

A minimum of 10% of the project’s revenue will be distributed to organisations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women. Each interviewee can nominate an organisation (or themselves if they are in financial need) to receive their portion of the charitable pool or they can select the principal charitable partner, the Graça Machel Trust.

Here Winnie Madikizela-Mandela answers “What would you change if you could?”

200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World

Book details

  • 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World by Ruth Hobday, edited by Kieran Scott, Geoff Blackwell, Sharon Gelman, Marianne Lassandro
    EAN: 978-1-928257-41-7
    Find this book with BOOK Finder!

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“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories,” Gloria Steinem said. 200 Women listens.

“You can’t empower women without listening to their stories” – Gloria Steinem

 
 
200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World200 women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like “What really matters to you?” and “What would you change in the world if you could?”

Interviewees include US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor and human rights activist Alfre Woodard, and Nobel laureate Jodi Williams, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image – and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive travelling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Local interviewees include Graça Machel, Caster Semenya, Zelda la Grange, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Hlubi Mboya, Sahm Venter, Joanne Fedler, Ingrid le Roux, Gillian Slovo and Zoleka Mandela, among others.

A minimum of 10% of the project’s revenue will be distributed to organisations devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women. Each interviewee can nominate an organisation (or themselves if they are in financial need) to receive their portion of the charitable pool or they can select the principal charitable partner, the Graça Machel Trust.

Book details

  • 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World by Ruth Hobday, edited by Kieran Scott, Geoff Blackwell, Sharon Gelman, Marianne Lassandro
    EAN: 978-1-928257-41-7
    Find this book with BOOK Finder!

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“People are generating a profit by doing good in their communities” – Kerryn Krige on The Disruptors (Video)

The DisruptorsThe Disruptors: Social Entrepreneurs Reinventing Business and Society by Kerryn Krige and Gus Silber tells the story of how social entrepreneurs are imagining a better way to a better world.

GIBS Business School has shared a video of the launch of The Disruptors on their YouTube channel in which Krige explains why she is so excited by this important study. The launch took place at the University of Johannesburg earlier this year.

“For the first time, we really have a full profile of what modern-day social entrepreneurship looks like in South Africa and the real breadth of activity that is happening in this space,” Krige says. “So, people are generating a profit by doing good in their communities.”

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Black tax and non-bloody racism: Eusebius McKaiser talks about his book Run Racist Run (Podcast)

Cover Reveal: The New Book from Eusebius McKaiser

 
If ever there was an important book to read to stay in tune with the spirit of the time, and what is going on in South Africa, it would be Run Racist Run: Journeys Into The Heart Of Racism by Eusebius McKaiser.

Run Racist RunHe recently spoke to The Voice of the Cape’s Drivetime host Shafiq Morton (author of Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers) to introduce potential readers to this new work of non-fiction. “This certainly is a book that addresses all the issues that sometimes people are too scared to talk about – sometimes they might just whisper about them. In this particular book,” Morton says, “Eusebius gets in your head and scratches your eyeballs from behind.”

During the interview, McKaiser explains what sets his book apart from other books on racism and why he focuses on what he calls “non-bloody forms of racism”. He breaks down the concept referred to as “black tax” and explains why he does not believe in equal opportunity on principle.

McKaiser also addresses white liberals “who think that because they hate someone like Steve Hofmeyr that that means they are not capable of the spectrum of racist attitudes” and shares with Morton why he used Max du Preez as an example to illustrate his point. To end the conversation, McKaiser breaks down the matter of “literary apartheid” which blew up last year after an event moderated by him at the Franschhoek Literary Festival.

Listen to the fascinating interview:

 
For a taste of Run Racist Run: Journeys Into The Heart Of Racism, read an excerpt from the first chapter:

 

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“You Can’t Focus on Reconciliation Without Focussing on Social Justice” – Jonathan Jansen (Video)

We Need to ActHow to Fix South Africa's SchoolsJonathan Jansen’s name has become synonymous with reconciliation because of efforts at the University of the Free State where he is vice-chancellor and rector.

Morning Live’s Ayanda-Allie Paine spoke to him at the launch of Reconciliation Month, which is celebrated in December, about the importance of reconciliation, race relations in South Africa and his hopes for the future of the country. He says one way in which the country can be truly reconciled is if South Africans can truly embrace one another’s memories, the good and the bad “and to try to figure out how we together, having been entangled in the past, can work together to solve the pressing problems of the present, whether it’s education or drought or problems of corruption”.

Jansen also talks about the “dream of 1994″ and the notion that the democratically elected government only put a band-aid over a gaping wound. He says it’s easy to say that now, as people have selective memories, and calls for people to realise that the only way forward for the country is to move together. “I’m very optimistic,” he says about the future of the country and reconciliation. He points out, however: “You can’t focus on reconciliation without focussing on social justice.”

Jansen is the author of We Need to Act and co-author of How to Fix South Africa’s Schools: Lessons from Schools that Work.

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Our Labour Laws Totally Ignore the 8.5 Million Unemployed South Africans – Herman Mashaba (Podcast)

Capitalist CrusaderBlack Like YouHerman Mashaba recently spoke on Talk Radio 702 about how stringent labour laws are hobbling small businesses in South Africa.

Mashaba’s new book, Capitalist Crusader: Fighting Poverty Through Economic Growth, was released by Bookstorm this year. In this book, the author outlines his quest for economic freedom for all South Africans through a firm commitment to capitalist principles.

“One thing we shouldn’t ignore or take for granted is the role that labour plays in our country,” Mashaba says in the interview. “Labour is there to ensure that they protect vulnerable people.”

“You can’t pass laws that only favour a certain section of society.” Mashaba says that labour laws in our country strictly favour employed South Africans, “totally ignoring the eight and a half million unemployed South Africans”.

Listen to the podcast for Mashaba’s practical explanation of how “draconian pieces of legislation” are “annihilating” small businesses:

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“Children have the Power to Use Smartphones as Either Weapons or Tools” – Nikki Bush (Podcast)

Tech-Savvy ParentingNikki Bush, parenting expert and author of Tech-Savvy Parenting: A Guide to Raising Safe Children in a Digital World, was recently featured on Redi Thlabi’s Talk Radio 702 show to give her considered opinion about children having cellphones.

“Cellphones are a concern for families, because the world is going mobile,” Bush says. “There are about a billion computers on the planet, but there are about six billion cellphones, and they are increasingly becoming smartphones.”

Almost all the children Bush meets in her talks have smartphones, or at least cellphones. “Children have the power to use these powerful devices as either weapons or tools,” she says, adding that it is imperative that parents equip their children to make good decisions in this respect.

Listen to the podcast:

 

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  • Tech-Savvy Parenting: A Guide to Raising Safe Children in a Digital World by Nikki Bush and Arthur Goldstuck
    EAN: 9781920434908
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