To be a South African woman is to rise and lead! It is to be strong and soft. It is to be powerful beyond measure and gentle as a dove. It is to feel deeply and fight fiercely. To be a South African woman is to sing, dance, it is to shout ‘wathint’umfazi wath’inti mbokodo,’ “you touch a woman you touch a rock.” 

To be a South African woman is to be the most impoverished person and yet unbroken. 

It is to dream dreams for your children, dreams that will lead them to see faraway lands you have never seen but on television.

To be a South African woman is to be a rock, the foundation rock from which the new South African society is built. 

It is to be the kind of woman who is not afraid to address difficult matters in the presence of man. 

It is to be so bold that African women of less freer nations become nervous when you speak because you don’t subscribe to what is known as the woman’s place.

To be a South African is to be a super power in government and yet it is to be faced with a society whose women and children face rape. It is to carry this heartache and long for a day when poor children do not have to be victims of such cruelty. 

To be a South African woman is to be an investor yomgalelo. 

It is dream of getting out shacks. 

To be a South African woman is to be a madam and a maid.

It is to put your maid’s child through school. 

To be a South African woman is to be complex and hopeful. 

It is to be a victim and a victor. It is to raise children alone while raising the children of those who have father and mother. 

It is abound and to hunger. 

To be a South African woman is to be the last and the first. 

It is to be empowered and disempowered. 

To be a South African woman is to have a voice regardless of your abundance or poverty. 

To be a South African woman is to a woman with an unshakable calling. 
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