In ending off Women’s month, the Marketing Department of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) hosted an event simulating the Tussen Ons programme, which airs on the Kyknet & Kie channel on DSTV, in the comfort of the Winery at the Belpark Campus. On screen, the Tussen Ons show takes the format of a panel, consisting of Tracey Lange, Ingrid Jones, Kay Karriem, Success Lekabe, and Zelda la Grange, who discuss every day topics in front of a live studio audience.

For the USB event named Between Us Women, Tussen Ons panel member, Ingrid Jones, led an informal discussion with Prof Anita Bosch from USB, Dr Njeri Mwagiru, Senior Futurist at the Institute for Futures Research (IFR), and Sherise Dreyer, Web Editor at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

The panel of dynamic women imparted their wisdom on various topics ranging from feminism to the future of women in Africa, and also gave insight into their own lives and achievements.

In discussing the topic of feminism, Prof Bosch highlighted that poverty is at the center of the gender-based violence currently pervading our society while Dr Mwagiru gave her take on parenthood and also spoke about women’s role in the future of Africa.

“I’m not the same person I was two months ago. Right now I’m a work in progress. And that’s OK.” Dr Njeri Mwagiru on reinventing herself.

Ms Dreyer emphasised that women need to care for themselves first before they can care for others. “(I) fill my cup first before I can spill it over to others,” she explained.

In closing Ms Jones encouraged every woman to regularly take stock of who they are and to constantly reinvent themselves.

Did you catch any of the USB Women on last week’s episode of ‘Tussen Ons’ on Kyknet & Kie? If not, there’s a rerun on DSTV Now’s catch-up, and because of the public holiday, we got to sit in the audience for another episode airing this Thursday on Kyknet & Kie at 8pm. Don’t miss it!

Women's Month 2018

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