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Tapping into resilience

22/07/2021 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – You are warmly invited to join a very special session; Tapping into our resilience and leading from the rhythm within. A two-part learning and sharing circle to connect reflect and breathe in time of crisis facilitated by Dr Ela Manga, Integrative medical doctor and founder of Breathwork Africa. This invitation is exclusive to IWFSA members […]

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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Dr Vuyokazi Mahlati

7/9/1965 – 12/10/2020
Tribute in celebration of an exemplary and beautiful life

This book is a compilation of tribute messages received via the WhatsApp tribute site set up by IWFSA, a selection of messages from memorial services and various other platforms, in loving memory and in celebration of Dr Vuyo’s beautiful life.


Who we are

The South African chapter of the International Women’s Forum (“IWFSA”) was founded 19 years ago by our patron, Mrs Zanele Mbeki, together with a group of women leaders. Our 100 members are women achievers drawn from business, government, the sciences, the arts and numerous other areas. The mission of the IWFSA is to create a platform for women leaders to inspire and invigorate each other on key issues which will impact a changing world. 

This is done through collaborative initiatives locally and globally by delivering specific programmes to educate, empower and mentor the next generation of women leaders in South Africa. (