30 Amazing Stories that Celebrate Rural South African Women

Over the last 18 months, the Hazyview Media Academy at GWF has produced 30 stories about the remarkable women and girls who work and study at our campuses.

We almost couldn’t believe it when we counted. From profiles featuring our remarkable facilitators, to solar mamas and African storytellers. From #WomenInTech to our famous avatar, Karabo, and the story of nine women and a goat.

This month we’re celebrating. Women. African women. Women who are standing up, making a difference and disrupting the world.

Show your support by picking a story below that appeals to you and leaving a comment at the bottom of the blog you pick.


1. Video: Absa adds to Prosper Film Campaign with Deliwe Tibane’s inspirational story

2. As a man I have to say: These African “WomenInTech” are changing the continent

3. The short story of the beautiful Finnish volunteer who almost didn’t arrive

4. This young South African woman is conservation’s newest success story

5. The most rural, future publisher comes from Mpumalanga

6. Women on the rise: Lungile Shabangu

7. Hazyview Campus sends nine young women to top South African Tourism school

8. Rural women from Free State campus travel to India to become solar engineers

9. An update from the solar mammas in India

10. Things you can learn about “ubuntu” from a rural African women in Mpumalanga

11. Rural teachers in Mpumalanga: Now uploading data to the cloud

12. Why Busi Ngomane is an international #womenintech hero

13. GWF women and technology are inseparable

14. Are women taking over the world of technology?

15. Working hard and studying harder

16. OMG! I’ve been accepted to study an LLB

17. The big data women who will change South Africa

18. A mini revolution in rural South Africa paves a new road for women in IT

19. Poem: Where would I be?

20: Student of the week: Mercyful Mathebula

21. 10 real success steps for women in IT

22. 5 behind-the-scenes GWF women

23. The story of 9 incredible women and a goat

24. Student success: Mfumo Thobela

25. Video: A powerful poem about what it feels like to be transgender

26. Meet the Open Learning champion: Ms. Keletso Mashile

27. Video: Meet the little people who are challenging South Africa’s education

28. Meet Alvisha Padda: An Open Learning Champion in Philippolis

29. My name is Mpho Lebyane and I’ll succeed no matter what

30. Video: Meet Karabo, the future of South Africa