Mmamontsheng ‘Dulcy’ Rakumakoe of Quadcare Occupational Health is the 2020 Santam Woman of the Future.

Carolyn Hancock of Angels’ Care Centre, Thembelihle School and The DNA is the 2020 Santam Social Entrepreneur.

Welile Gumede of Azowel Projects is the 2020 Santam Rising Star.

Luella Naidoo of Jezriel Craig Holdings is the 2020 Santam Readers` Choice Winner.

from left to right: Carolyn Hancock, Welile Gumede and Mmamontsheng ‘Dulcy’ Rakumakoe
From left to right (judges and winners): Suzy Brokensha, Mmamontsheng ‘Dulcy’ Rakumakoe, Welile Gumede, Enid Lizamore, Professor Thuli Madonsela, Carolyn Hancock Dawn Nathan-Jones and Luella Naidoo

To read more about the winners, grab a copy of the Nov/Dec issue of FAIRLADY on sale from 23 October.


There are 3 categories:

The SANTAM Woman of the Future Title

Is awarded to an entrepreneur aged 30 or older whose business is older than 1000 days and who is on her way to creating an empire.

The SANTAM Rising Star Title

Is awarded to an entrepreneur between 16 and 30 years old and still within her first 1000 days, but whose business, our judges believe, will flourish way beyond then.

The SANTAM Social Entrepreneur Title

Is awarded to an entrepreneur making a real difference in her community. Aged 30 or older, her business has survived the first 1000 days.

The prizes awarded to the winners

SANTAM Woman of the Future, Rising Star & Social Entrepreneur:

  • R80 000 in prize money to the SANTAM Woman of the Future
  • R50 000 each to the SANTAM Rising Star and SANTAM Social Entrepreneur
  • An hour’s invaluable mentorship with one of our judges
  • A PR package worth R10 000 from Lulalend
  • A luxurious beauty hamper worth R5 000 from Estée Lauder
  • Business printing worth R5 000 from Lithotech
  • A course worth R17 000 from GIBS
  • A Samsonite Zala 2.0 Bailhandle worth R3 699
  • A ladies watch worth R1 095 from MISSGUIDED
  • A media training course

These women turned bright ideas
into sustainable businesses, and we are so inspired by them.

2019 Winners

Phillipa Geard

Woman of the Future

RecruitMyMom

“Winning the Women of the Future award has opened many doors for me to speak at various events for companies and social causes. In addition, the media exposure was very helpful in further raising awareness of RecruitMyMom. For me personally the award was a massive public affirmation of what we are doing as a company and the social impact we are having on women as a whole.”

Nondumiso Sibaya

Rising Star

Boombadotmobi

“Winning the Rising Star award has opened opportunities for Boombadotmobi which I believe would have otherwise taken years in accessing. But that’s the power of Media. Personally, I have never looked back as a business woman.”

Renshia Manuel

Social Entrepreneur

GrowBox

“My journey has been absolutely remarkable. I will eternally be grateful for the platform and opportunities that the competition has presented to me and the company as a whole. The development both personally and professionally has been extremely successful. As a Social Entrepreneur the competition has given me the platform to connect with a phenomenal network of corporate and social investors that is boosting our impact to the most vulnerable of communities.”

We can’t wait to hear all about your business!