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Karabo Poppy Moletsane Wins “Women in Arts and Culture” award at inaugural Charlotte Maxeke Leadership Awards



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Karabo Poppy Moletsane won the Women in Arts and Culture award at the recently held awards, which was hosted by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation minister Dr. Naledi Pando.

The event is aimed at “recognizing and honoring exceptional African Women leaders whose achievements, influence, and contributions have advanced Africa’s development in various sectors of society.”

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It also recognizes contributions to the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Maxeke was a South African religious leader and social and political activist. She was also the first black woman to graduate with a university degree in South Africa with a B.Sc from Wilberforce University Ohio in 1903, as well as the first black African woman to graduate from an American university.

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At this year’s event, the minister urged African women to follow the selfless example of Maxeke to uplift others.

Motletsane who is the designer behind the late rapper AKA’s “Mass Country“ album cover, and who has previously worked with American rapper P Diddy, wrote on Instagram: “Youngest winner at the Charlotte Maxeke Leadership Awards for the Women in Arts and Culture Award 🏆. @dircoza.

“Representing South Africa here with an award honoring exceptional African women, whose leadership, achievements, and contributions have advanced Africa’s development in various sectors of society.

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“When you think things can’t get any better God says wait and see ✊🏾✍🏾.“……………………………

Congratulatory messages filled the comments section.

“This is amazing Poppy and definitely well deserved….🔥,” wrote @filoe_mpho.

“You deserve it Famo keep on keeping on 🔥🔥 congratulations,” said @kairo_roughly.

Other award winners included the South African women’s soccer team Banyana Banyana, for the Women in Sports award and international broadcaster, TV personality and media consultant, Lerato Mbele.

Taking to Twitter Mbele wrote, “Tonight was incredibly humbling for me. I was one of two recipients in the media category of the “Charlotte Maxeke Women in Leadership Award” from the SA Ministry of International Relations @DIRCO_ZA – an honor in recognition of my work across Africa. Thank you South Africa 🇿🇦.“


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