DURBAN, May 19 — The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and former Banyana Banyana captain Amanda Dlamini were among South African women who have been honoured by a KwaZulu-Natal Province-based business organization, Pholoba Investment.
At a ceremony held here Sunday night, Dlamini-Zuma, a former foreign affairs minister and interior minister of South Africa, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for the various roles she has played in government and the community at large.
She received a warm welcome as she walked to the stage to accept her Lifetime Achievement Award. The house stood up and broke into song, celebrating one of the most distinguished leaders in Africa.
Dlamini-Zuma, who emphasised that African countries’ prosperity lies in all countries working together, said she was glad South Africa had managed to turn the corner after an embarrassing and barbaric recent episode of xenophobic attacks.
“I think we should realise that as Africans, we are one people, one destiny. There is no one in Africa who can succeed alone without others. It is important that we all work together to promotes prosperity, shared wealth, jobs in all our countries on our continent and also to address all the problems of unemployment, problems of poverty, problems of instability wars,” she added.
Meanwhile, the “Woman the Brand Award” in Sports went to former national women’s football team captain Amanda Dlamini.
Dlamini is currently involved in sports development and women emancipation in KwaZulu-Natal province.