We are hosting Thandi Mbete & Jacqui Mauer

Second Office - 6 Donald Road, Vincent East London, 5217 East London
Thu, Aug 29, 2019, 5:30 PM (SAST)

About this event

South Africa commemorates Women's Month in August as a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. The Government of South Africa declared August women's month and 9 August is celebrated annually as Women's Day.

Numerous issues identified as affecting South African women include, but not limited to;

· Access to health care;

· Infrastructure;

· Financial independence; and

· Sexual violence

According to the 2017 MasterCard Index for Women Entrepreneurs, South African women account for only 19.1% of business owners. This indicates that women’s progress in entrepreneurship has been disappointingly low compared to its global counterparts. 

Startup Grind East London believes that once we promote Financial independence among women, we could solve many other ills that plague women and our society.


  • Thandi Mbete

    Thandi Mbete


    Founder & CEO

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  • Jacqui Mauer

    Jacqui Mauer

    PwC East London


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  • When

    Thursday, Aug 29
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (SAST)


    Second Office
    6 Donald Road, Vincent East London5217

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    • Vuyo Ncwaiba

      Vuyo Ncwaiba

      VuMaLi Consulting

      Chapter Director

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    • Sibongile Booi

      Sibongile Booi

      Second Office

      Chapter Co-Director

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