We all know that one woman who inspires us with their vision, dedication and hard work.

Join us in celebrating phenomenal South African women who excel at what they do and lead our nation to a brighter future!


Do you have somebody you admire and you strongly feel is a HEROIC WOMAN in business, science, agriculture, arts, sports, culture, health, or the academic world? Or somebody who works tirelessly at grassroots level to improve the lives of others?

Sunday World is giving you a chance to honour these visionary women, who are pioneers in their fields, and who are admired by their peers and rivals alike.

If your HEROIC WOMAN is chosen, they will be profiled in a special edition of Sunday World and will be heralded as a 2021 Sunday World Heroic Woman at a special event.

Nominate your Heroic Woman!


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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Entries close on 21 July 2021. We seek to identify women who are change-makers, our leaders of today and tomorrow. These Heroic Women deserve to be known and celebrated. You can help by nominating them today.

Criteria For Entry

  1. The Sunday World is looking for Heroic Women who change the world and make the world a better place.
  2. All nominees must be women.
  3. A Heroic Woman is somebody who is admired for their conviction, determination and courage. For their honesty and helpfulness.
  4. Heroic Women 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. The person must be a South African citizen, older than 18 years of age as of August 2021.
  3. Your nomination must include the following:
    1. Name and surname of the nominee and their contact details.
    2. Your name and contact details (the nominator).
    3. An explanation in about 200 words why the Heroic Woman should be celebrated and what they have done to deserve your nomination.
  4. Your nomination will be forwarded to your nominee who must then furnish and verify details and prove date of birth.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 21 July 2021). 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A panel of leaders from various fields will assess the entries and choose Sunday World’s first Heroic Women to celebrate Woman’s Month in August 2021.
  9. The successful candidates will be notified by means of the contact details provided to Sunday World. All entrants will be invited to an event to celebrate their recognition and will be awarded a certificate to note their achievement as a Sunday World Heroic Woman 2021. In addition all Heroic Women will receive a 3-month subscription to Sunday World. T&Cs apply – non-distribution areas, including Western and Eastern Cape, will receive e-editions.
  10. 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.
  11. You agree that your participation in the project and your acceptance or any aspect thereof is at your own risk.
  12. The decision of the judges/assessors is final and binding on you, and no correspondence will be entered into.