Impossible is nothing

Dr S’thembile Ngidi made history when she graduated from the College of Medicine South Africa as KwaZulu-Natal’s first-ever black female oncologist.

Have Wings, Will Travel

SA’s first black female pilot proves the sky’s the limit.
Twenty years ago, Asnath Mahapa had never even set foot in an aeroplane. But she was determined to beat the odds and today, as South Africa’s first black woman commercial pilot, she flies for SAA and has established her own aviation school east of Johannesburg.

Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan – Palaeo What?

Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan is a scientist, mother and leader in her field. Her daunting list of accolades include Anusuya being named South Africa’s Woman of the Year in 2005 (she nabbed the Science and Technology category and was overall winner), and the Department of...

Luvo Ntezo sips to success

Against the odds, former township kid Luvo Ntezo put in hard slog, learnt new skills and was eventually rewarded with a couple of lucky breaks. Kim Maxwell follows the career path of this hotel wine sommelier.

Randall Abrahams, the reluctant celebrity

Randall Abrahams insists that success should be measured in results, not in tabloid headlines – and advises ‘just getting on with it’ when faced with a daunting challenge.