Spotlight on Excellence: A Glorious Evening at the 2023 Gauteng Women Excellence Awards

Reliving the magic of the 2023 Gauteng Women Excellence Awards feels like a journey through a tapestry adorned with threads of achievement and inspiration. As I reflect, it’s incredible to see how the seeds of inspiration, planted during the planning stages back in February 2020, blossomed into a spectacular event.

The Awards Ceremony, held last night, unfolded as a celebration of the phenomenal women of Gauteng. Each woman’s story, resilience, and impact echoed through the venue, creating an atmosphere of empowerment and recognition.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to the remarkable team from the Gauteng Office of the Premier for generously including me in these impactful occasions. Your dedication to excellence shines brightly, and it’s an honour to be part of such remarkable events.

To the winners in their respective categories, congratulations! Your contributions make our province shine, and it was a profound honour to meet each one of you.

Winners per category:

Social Entrepreneurship

  • Bridget Edwards
  • Tammy Greyling
  • Gladys Hlungwane

Most Innovative Women

  • Michelle Lissoos
  • Portia Mngomezulu
  • Matshidiso Morabi

Young Women Achiever

  • Mahlodi Pearl Ntsepe
  • Thembile Nonhle Ndlovu
  • Noxolo Ntaka
  • Tebogo Mashifana

Women in Business

  • Siphesihle Dhlamini
  • Nkgomeleng Julia Petla
  • Edwina Makgamatha

Community Heroine

  • Mpho Salaminah Mofokeng
  • Tebatso Gorgina Moape
  • Agness Musiiwa Magodzho

Women in Leadership

  • Anna Sithole
  • Onyi Nwaneri
  • Phumlaphi Rita Zwane

Skills Development

  • Onyi Nwaneri
  • Bathabile Moreki
  • Fransli Buckle

Investing in Girls

  • Tidimalo Tlhabi
  • Tebatso Gorgina Moape
  • Taryn Ogle


  • Mpho Tshivhase
  • Nkgomeleng Julia Petla
  • Suzette Marais

Girl Child

  • Ntokozo Zwane
  • Alicia Oldjohn
  • Njabulo Dudu Zulu

Game Changer

  • Aphiwe Madikizela
  • Thozama Sylvia Lande
  • Mpho Tshivhase
  • Amanda Blankfield-Koseff

Women in Arts

  • Bawinile Ntshaba
  • Criselda Kananda
  • Linda Sebenzo

Women with Disabilities

  • Edwina Makgamatha
  • Itumeleng Mosupi
  • Nomasonto Grace Mazibuko

The 2023 GWEA stands as a testament to the incredible achievements of women in Gauteng and a reminder that their impact resonates far beyond the ceremony itself.

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