WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION WITH A VINTAGE TWIST
By: Khumbuzile Mbuqe
Women’s Day was celebrated in various ways by South African women all over the country, this weekend.
Lungile Buthelezi, an events planner and motivational speaker hosted a vintage inspired Women’s Day High Tea at the Montclair Diamond Hotel this Women’s Day. The aim was to
celebrate, educate, inform and inspire women of all calibre’s and marital status’.
Buthelezi said,” South African women go through so much in their lives at home and at work, even though we are now liberated. They’re seldom celebrated. My aim was to awaken that
person inside each and every woman, in spite of the challenges they face at home or in the workplace.” “
They must know how valuable they are. I also didn’t want to limit it to married or single women only.
As I believe we all have common goals as women,” she added.
Guest speakers emphasised the importance of valuing oneself as a woman.
Fashion designer, Pinky Nzimande was invited and showed off her creations down a runway.
She also offered style tips for the plus sized fashion savvy woman.
Personal grooming specialist Shamilla Sithole of MaJobes La Boutique, showed off her expertise and gave guests pamper sessions.
SARS consultant Thuli Madlala was also part of the line-up and offered tips on how women can keep track of their financial records and advised women to not fear the tax man and
educated the guests on how to comply with all legal requirements as stipulated by SARS in their personal capacity and in their businesses.
Entertainment for the day was a live performance from Durban born AfroPop musician Zama Jobe, who had the ladies on their feet with songs from her first album, Ndawo Yami.
Guest Eve Dlamini said, “I was inspired by the businesses showcased, some I wasn’t even aware were owned by women.”
Another young guest, Gugu Mdluli said, “ I was empowered on how to deal with challenges, as some women spoke about marital challenges and solutions that out of the problems and
ways of surviving obstacles without losing yourself.”
Buthelezi plans to host a Women’s Day celebration high tea, with differing themes, on an annual basis.