History remembers the women of 1956 who marched with resolve to the motto “Watintha
abafazi, wathinta Imbokodo.” The women today continue to march to the same tune
as they safeguard the heritage of South African arts and culture.
THE 2012 INAUGURAL MBOKODO AWARDS
MBOKODO VIDEO CLIPS
The Mbokodo Awards recognize this strength as they pay homage to the talents of these
outstanding women, women who remember our past and embrace our future, women who
have shaped and upifted South Africa’s arts and culture.
The inaugural Mbokodo Awards ceremony took place on 30 November 2012 in Soweto and
saw Gadija Gamieldien, CEO of 36Boutiques.com, being awarded for Fashion Innovation.
“Being a recipient of a nomination in the Mbokodo Awards was a huge surprise, to
have then gone on to win the award is an honour and I feel privileged to be recognised.
The nominations in all the categories are women of outstanding talent, who are making
an impact in their respective industries. Awards like Mbokodo will grow from strength
to strength as more women play a pivotal role in reshaping arts and culture in South
Africa.” Says Gamieldien, only one of the women whose craft, skill and tenacity was
celebrated on the night.
The Mbokodo Awards celebrate South African women who have shown excellence in the
fields of Arts and Culture. Once a year, they will be recognised for their strength
as the awards pay homage to the talents of these outstanding women, women who remember
our past and embrace our future, women who have shaped and uplifted South Africa’s
arts and culture.