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CHARLOTTE MANNY MAXEKE INSTITUTE LAUNCHES THE "BRING HER UP AWARDS"                                                                             


The Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute (CMMI) in partnership with Freedom Park, National Heritage Council (NHC) and Sisulu Foundation will host the first BHU Bring Her Up Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner to honour women in various spheres who have demonstrated sheer determination and creativity in their lives and contribution towards our society. The categories will feature women who have played their part in our emancipation from apartheid; to women who are trailblazers in various industries. 

This is in line with the centenary celebration of both Bantu Women's League a forerunner of ANCWL initiated by Mme Maxeke and became a founding President and the government declared 100th year celebration of Mama Albertina Sisulu.

This initiative is hugely influenced and echoing Mme Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke words, when she said, "This work is not for yourselves, kill that spirit of self and do not live above your people but live with them and if you can rise, bring someone with you." 


Bring Her Up Awards Ceremony to honour women icons in different spheres 

"Honouring, Preserving and Celebrating Women Excellence"



Details of the event:


Date: 24 August 2018

Time:   17:00 – 20:00

Venue:  Freedom Park, Pretoria  




In memory of Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke and the enormous contributions she made to both South Africans and International community, we are convening these Dialogues to celebrate her achievements; preserve her legacy; promote her teachings; advance the values she stood for and elevate her name especially as we are at centenary milestone of ANCWL, Mama Albertina Sisulu and our first democratic elected President of South Africa, President Nelson Mandela.

  • She was a first black woman to graduate and have a BSC Degree in Southern Africa in 1901
  • First woman to participate in the Kings Courts under King Sabata Dalindyebo of AbaThembu and they started a school under this Royal Family. She was given a name Nogazo as a salutation
  • She established a school in Evaton, Gauteng in 1908 (Wilberforce Institute)
  • She was the only woman that attended the first (African National Congress) ANC conference in 1912 and she made some momentous contributions.
  • Initiator, Organizer and the first President of Bantu Women’s League in 1918 which later became ANC Women’s League. 

Issued by Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute 


Ntosh Ntlokwana 

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