Woman’s Month Special: Inspiring Women In South Africa

Some of these women you will know and some you will not. We want to increase the spotlight on women, not only for bringing new life into this world and rocking at motherhood but for the leadership, the innovation and the ability to do all of this whilst receiving less recognition than men. These women in our focus are kick-ass women who will help shape the future, bringing us cutting edge innovation. In this blog, your favourite obgyn in Durban shares the stories of these inspiring women.

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A Woman Your Obgyn Wants To Tell You About


– Aphiwe Hotele

This “girl next door” is the Commercialisation Specialist at SARAO/SKA South Africa. Social change is her primary focus. The movement #breakingthestereotype was conceptualised and launched by her. It motivates young female engineers studying at UCT and is developing a platform to interact with others in the industry through a panel discussion and the IMBASA program. Is that it? Well, while working she was finishing her Masters degree at UCT. And, she is of course a mother. Women are unstoppable.


Ashleigh Killa

A package of positivity Ashleigh is an Architect & Community Developer at theMAAK/ theMAAKfoundation.  She has been motivated towards community before graduating so soon after graduating in 2006, she started her own studio practise and launched a non-profit organisation, theMAAK. This NPO focussed on public projects, areas, spaces AND the people who are affected by these. Thorough community engagement is key but, more importantly, skills development occurs via the collective construction of projects. Through this process theMAAK has completed several projects, like the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Masiphumelele Research Site and have received international acclaim for their work. All this in less than 4 years! A power package indeed!


Aviwe Funani

May we present the Monitoring Manager at Waves for Change.  Aviwe has graduated with a degree in Bcom Information Systems. She then climbed the success ladder in managing media and technology marketing teams, project design and monitoring management. Speeding along, Waves for Change has cleverly attracted her to be their Monitoring Manager. WFC is a mental health organisation but no regular organisation is going to attract Ms Funani. WFC is, of course, innovative by providing mental health intervention to underprivileged children across Africa. Before this, she was wowing the world by helping to design and run the first entrepreneurship and coding academy at Dream Factory Foundation (Google funded). It motivates and inspires young underprivileged girls to become involved in technology and entrepreneurial thinking. Watch this space, blink and she’ll zoom past to the next achievement for humanity.


Let Us Help Inspire You Further And Keep Your Healthy


These powerful & inspiring women inspire us because we believe all women are powerful.  We are proud to be treating, nurturing and guiding inspiring women with their obgyn wellness in Durban. We would be delighted to meet you and help you with your needs. Make an appointment now with our obstetrician and gynaecologist team in Pinetown, Chatsworth & Phoenix to start your wellness today!