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Obi Ezekwesili, Caster Semenya, Uche Pedro honoured at Forbes Woman Africa Awards | Full List of Winners



A selection of some of Africa’s most influential women in business, sports, science, entertainment and leadership received recognition at the prestigious Forbes Woman Africa Awards inaugural dinner.

The event was held at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on Friday, 8 March.

The awards’ dinner followed a full day of panel discussions and talks by New Wealth Creators from across Africa at the fourth annual Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit (#LWS2019KZN), hosted by the KZN Provincial Government in association with ABSA, the IDC, Women of Africa and supported by Delta Airlines.

See details from the event here.

See the full list of winners below:

Forbes Woman Africa Gen Y Award – Rachel Sibande

Forbes Woman Africa Sports Award – Caster Semenya

Forbes Woman Africa Entertainer Award – Sho Madjozi

Forbes Woman Africa Technology and Innovation Award – Arlene Mulder

Forbes Woman Africa Sustainable Citizen Award – Judith Kepher-Gona

Forbes Woman Africa Social Influencer Award – Oby Ezekwesili

Forbes Woman Africa New Media Award – Uche Pedro

Forbes Woman Africa Male Gender Advocate Award – Bonang Mohale

Forbes Woman Africa Businesswoman of the Year Award – Dr Divine Simbi-Ndhlukula

Forbes Woman Africa Public Sector Award – Nosipho Mkhupheka

Forbes Woman Africa Lifetime Achievement Award – Wendy Luhabe


  1. Kennedy

    March 12, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Very informative movie

  2. Baybie

    March 12, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Congrats to Madam Oby + Ms Pedro. Keep shining ladies!

  3. Chukwy

    October 18, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Very nice article, thank you very much

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