Top South African women to judge the FAIRLADY Santam Women of the Future Awards 2019

FAIRLADY and Santam are looking for South Africa’s Women of the Future: three amazing women who are creating opportunities for others and boosting South Africa`s economy by setting up their own businesses.

The panel of respected judges presiding over the awards comprises:

Suzy Brokensha: FAIRLADY editor Suzy Brokensha has always believed that women should be a critical part of the workforce, particularly in South Africa, where female entrepreneurs can contribute so much to the growth of this economy.

Professor Thuli Madonsela: Chair of Social Justice at Stellenbosch University & Founder of Social Justice M-Plan and the Thuma Foundation

Johanna Mukoki: Entrepreneur, global motivational speaker, philanthropist & travel guru Johanna

Dawn Nathan-Jones: Dynamic social entrepreneur, businesswoman, TV personality and second time judge

 Jo-Ann Strauss: International speaker & media entrepreneur

Enid Lizamore: Executive Head of Human Resources at Santam

Categories & Prizes

Entrepreneurs can enter three categories and win incredible prizes:

The FAIRLADY Santam Woman of the Future 2019 title goes to an entrepreneur aged 30 years or older whose business is older than 1000 days (3 years) and who is well on her way to creating an empire.

The FAIRLADY Santam Rising Star 2019 title is awarded to an entrepreneur between 16 and 30 years old who is still within her first 1000 days but whose business, our judges believe, will flourish way beyond them.

The FAIRLADY Santam Social Entrepreneur 2019 title is awarded to an entrepreneur making a real difference in her community. Aged 30 or older, her business has survived the first 1000 days.

The prizes awarded to the three winners are R80 000 in cash to the Woman of the Future, R50 000 each in cash to the Rising Star and Social Entrepreneur and, to all the winners, an invaluable mentorship session with one of the judges, a short course from the IMM Graduate School worth R15 000, a Karissa business bag & Spinner from Samsonite worth R7 298, a ladies watch from Obaku worth R2 195, a luxury beauty hamper and a media training session.

Entry forms and terms & conditions are available on
Entries close on 7 June 2019.

The general public can nominate a female entrepreneur for entry into any or all of the three categories: Woman of the Future, Rising Star or Social Entrepreneur. Nomination forms can be found on

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Suga spoke to the Project Manager of Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards, Roxanne Cloete joins on the line from Germany..