Johannesburg, Wednesday, 5 August 2015 – The Let’s Build Our Country (LBOC) Fund is set to host The Women of Valour Celebration event this Women’s Day, 9 August 2015, as a fundraiser to raise funds for 2016 university bursaries.

Date: Sunday, 9 August 2015


Time: 13:30 for 14:00 till 18:00

Dress code: Elegant

Venue: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg

Costs: R450 per person

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The LBOC Fund placed 130 matric students from disadvantaged backgrounds into universities across Gauteng this year and has now embarked on another fundraising campaign to place disadvantaged students, currently doing matric this year, into tertiary institutions in 2016.

The Women of Valour Celebration event is just the first of many fundraising events that the LBOC Fund will host. Purchase your ticket in support of educating the country’s youth, and network with women who are passionate about playing their role in uplifting the country.

“With it being Women’s Month, we felt a woman centered event would be appropriate as our first fundraiser this month. Over the past year we have had unwavering support from women from all walks of life and felt it was time that we celebrated them. We have amazing speakers on the line-up and hope as many women as possible can join us on Women’s Day” expresses Penny Mpanza, LBOC Fund Chairperson & Founding CEO.

The LBOC Fund, which launched in July 2014, is about to go on a second road show, this time to the KZN province to speak to and motivate matric students to apply to university and for the LBOC Fund. The LBOC Fund aims to put 250 matric students through university starting in 2016.

Featured speakers at The Women of Valour Celebration


Sonia Booth

Sonia Booth is a Serial Entrepreneur: Booth Sports cc & Bonneventia S cc; Philanthropist: co-founder, trustee and director of The Booth Education & Sports Trust; Motivational Speaker:  The Reinvent Yourself Coach™ and Author: How To Reinvent Yourself & Stay Relevant and Surviving ICU. 

Yvonne Busisiwe Kgame


Dr Tshidi Gule

Dr Tshidi Gule is dynamic medical doctor, an established employee health and wellness strategist and the founder of the Medispace Lifestyle Institute. She is a dynamic young South African visionary, an accomplished Keynote Speaker, Author and Health advocate whose vision includes designing solutions within healthcare that inspire healthier lifestyles through more integrated health models. 

Kate Moodley

Kate is an accomplished business woman with a number of academic qualifications which includes a Masters in Law. Professionally she has been recognized as an emerging leader and businesswomen. In 2014, she was nominated as the Future Black Leader. In 2013, she won the Oliver Empowerment award for” Young achiever” for SA. In 2012 she was selected at the Top 200 South Africans by the Mail and Guardian. She was also selected as the one of the 20 on the Power list by Woman and Home for 2012. She won the Rising Star award for the finance category. In 2011, she won Top Business Women of the Year and also Top Women Executive for South Africa. 

Thabang Silindile Mashigo

Thabang Silindile Mashigo is trailblazer, media personality, transformational speaker and Entrepreneur. Thabang was awarded as one of the Top 10 Public speakers in South Africa at the South African national Debating and Public speaking championships. She has represented Africa at various International Debating & Speaking Forums such as The Paris Open in France, the Berlin IV in Germany, as well as the London British League. She founded her own training and consulting company, Altitude Connection which renders strategic based solutions, conflict management, team dynamics and Public speaking. 

Lerato Moruti

Lerato Moruti is a Content Development Executive with extensive experience in television. Ms Moruti’s experience, skills and qualifications in television aptly positions her as one of the few experts in the area of content and format development strategies, enabling clients and broadcasters to optimally achieve their objectives in a manner that appeals to the target market. She has a wealth of experience having worked as a Production Assistant, Producer, Researcher, Commissioning Editor and Content Manager. This life fulfilling journey resulted into a 20 year career and experience in content creation and curation.

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