Celebrate South African Women who lead change
The architects of society, women cultivate, sustain and nurture growth.

Join us in celebrating extraordinary South African women who excel at what they do and lead our nation to a brighter future. The Sunday World is calling on you to help us identify the women who are change-makers, those leaders of today and tomorrow who enlighten our World.

Who is that one woman you admire for her courage, her perseverance, her ability to lead others to make South Africa a winning nation? That one woman who you would like to be recognised by the Sunday World.culture, health, or the academic world? Or somebody who works tirelessly at grassroots level to improve the lives of others?

In honour of women’s month this August, we are creating a publication and event to praise and honour women who innovate new beginnings, tirelessly challenge the face of adversity, and excel in leading the economy, academia, sport, culture, and sustainability.

Join us by nominating them here by Monday July 18, 2022

If your Heroic Woman is chosen, they will be profiled in our special celebratory edition to be published on August 28 following a live event in Johannesburg on August 27, 2022.

Nominate your Heroic Woman Now!


There are ten nomination categories, and you can nominate as many women as you wish across all our country’s provinces. You may also nominate yourself!

      1. Women in Academia
      2. Women Nurturing in the Community
      3. Women in Business and Industry
      4. Women in Law
      5. Women in ICT and Science
      6. Women in Agriculture
      7. Women in Construction and Engineering
      8. Women in Healthcare
      9. Women in the Public Sector
      10. Women Defining Sports, Arts and Culture




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Deadline: July 18, 2022

Criteria For Entry

      1. The Sunday World is looking for Heroic Women who better the World.
      2. Nominees must be South African citizens and be willing for the Sunday World to profile them in print and digital media. POPI Act apply.
      3. Heroic Woman are admired for their conviction, determination, and courage. For their honesty, helpfulness, and ability to change the fabric of society..
      4. They are inspirational and are genuinely good people who take a leadership role in inviting change and progress.

General Terms And Conditions

These following terms and conditions for purposes of entry shall apply:

      1. An individual can self-nominate or choose to nominate an individual belonging to their community or workplace whom they believe has an exceptional ability in leading a community, an organisation, a group, a university, a governmental body, or a sport’s team. This Heroic Woman must be someone who works in the community for the good and betterment of the citizens (or animals) of South Africa.
      2. Your nomination must include the following: a. Name and surname of the nominee and their contact details. b. Your name and contact details (the nominator). c. An explanation in about 200 words why the Heroic Woman should be celebrated and what they have done to deserve your nomination.
      3. Your nomination will be forwarded to your nominee who must then furnish and verify details and prove date of birth.
      4. The nominee will then be requested to provide further information in relation to their nomination. It is the responsibility of the nominee to ensure that the information provided is accurate and complete. If any of the information provided by the nominee in relation to this project is found to be inaccurate, invalid, false, or misleading, such an entry shall be disregarded, and the nominee will be prohibited from participation.
      5. It is the nominator’s responsibility to ensure that the entry is received by Sunday World  prior to the closure of the project (before or by 18 July 2022). Any entries not received by Sunday World prior to the closure of the competition will not be eligible to participate, regardless of the reasons of late entry. Sunday World  is not responsible for any entries that are not received by Sunday World, whether timeously or at all, regardless of the cause thereof.
      6. Sunday World is not responsible for any injury or damage to your or any other’s person’s device used to enter into, or obtain any material related to this project.
      7. A panel of leaders from various fields will assess the entries and choose Sunday World’s Heroic Women to celebrate Woman’s Month in August 2022.
      8. The successful candidates will be notified by means of the contact details provided to Sunday World. All nominess that are chosen will be invited to an event to celebrate their recognition as a Sunday World Heroic Woman, 2022. In addition, all Heroic Women will receive a 3-month eEdition subscription to Sunday World.
      9. Sunday World reserves the right to vary, postpone, suspend, or cancel the project or any aspect thereof without notice at any time, for any reason which we deem necessary. In the event of such variation, postponement, suspension, or cancellation, you (the nominee and/or nominator) agree to waive any rights, interests, and expectations that you may have in terms of this project and acknowledge that you will have no recourse against Sunday World.
      10. You agree that your participation in the project and your acceptance or any aspect thereof is at your own risk.
      11. The decision of the judges/assessors is final and binding on you, and no correspondence will be entered into.