The month of August is a celebration of women in South Africa. The 9th of August marks Women’s Day, and the entire month is observed as Women’s month, focusing on females and celebrating all that they are to their families, friends, and the South African economy as a whole.
Historically, women have not been given equal rights to their male counterparts, and this has meant a large delay in us seeing the brilliance of women in the working world. In recent years however, the world has seen great strides in providing an equal grounding for women and men, and a huge push to see women excel in the business world and take ownership of spaces they should rightfully hold.
South Africa is no different, and as a country we are aiming to empower the women who offer so much value and reside in our beautiful land. In fact in the South African constitution and bill or rights, section 9 is dedicated specifically to “equality”.
This month on our social media platforms, we paid special attention to women owned businesses in the Mpumalanga region. Female entrepreneurs are not hard to find in our sunshine province, and highlighting them and the work that they are doing for themselves, their loved ones and the economy, is of high importance to us.
Sererubele Boutique Hotel
Serurubele translated from SeSotho means butterfly. Located in Acornhoek and owned by Ms. Patricia Chiloane, this boutique hotel is a wonderful women-backed business. Offering a comfortable stay, Sererubele Boutique Hotel works with sustainable travel suppliers, supporting local communities, ethical behaviour and fair business dealings.
Serurubele simply translated from SeSotho means butterfly. In accordance with the butterfly our hotel is a warm cocoon with 16 uniquely decorated rooms.
To learn more about this female owned hotel click here: https://bit.ly/3QhJjO3
Blyde Lodge is a 3-star hotel located in Graskop. With a homely feeling and close access to God’s WIndow, the Three Rondavels & Bourkes Potholes, it’s the perfect getaway and base to explore Mpumalanga.
This woman-backed business offers massages and beauty treatments at Kate’s Spa, located on the property.
To learn more about this female owned hotel click here: https://bit.ly/3QzZLcz
Kwa Mamazala Café
Providing meals and restaurant service to the Emalahleni community, Gratitude Zinhle Malunga has built a strong women owned business that has won multiple awards and continues to grow from strength to strength.
If you’d like to visit the restaurant, take a look here: https://bit.ly/3bK5yxu
Dee’s African Spa
Take a drive to Hazyview, and escape to a nature based spa that is a 100% woman owned & operated business dedicated to female empowerment.
Dee’s is ‘a spa brand that is synonymous with innovation, African luxury and authenticity, in harmony with its natural surroundings, its holistic signature treatments, impeccable service and attention to detail.’
Don’t miss out on visiting this female strong business when next you’re in the area! Click here for more information:
KwaSiya Guest House
Offering 23 luxury rooms, KwaSiya Guest House is the ultimate in African hospitality. Located in a very convenient location, bordering Mozambique in the East and Swaziland in the South East - it offers many travellers the perfect spot to rest.
On top of this, the proudly female-backed business is situated close to many Mpumalanga visitor hot spots, such as the Kruger National Park, Sudwala Caves, God’s Window, Mac Mac Pools and more!
For more information or to book, click here: https://bit.ly/3QVSWT9
So why not take some time out this coming Spring and make a booking at a proudly female owned business in the place of the rising sun!