The first instalment of the 2018 Top Women Conferences was held on 15 March 2018 at the Crystal Towers Hotel in Cape Town. These conferences are aimed at responding to the pertinent questions surrounding the barriers to success for women entrepreneurs, with a showcase of some of South Africa's most influential business achievers.
AfricaCom was launched on Wednesday, 12 July, at an informal, but intimate function held in Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa. The event also kicked off the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of what is, Africa's largest, influential, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) conference and exhibition.
To mark 14 years since its unveiling, the Cape Town International Convention Centre made a donation of R70,000 to its five Western Cape-based community partners; Ikhaya le Themba, Abalimi Bezekhaya, the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research, Journey of Enrichment, and Mothers Unite.
The African Odyssey business summit, in partnership with Carol Bouwer productions, took place on the 16 June. It included a panel discussion with influential business women such as Khanyi Dhlomo (CEO Ndalo Media), June Ambrose (American Celebrity Stylist), Elelwane Mpatlane (EDCON's General Manager of Transformation) and Anina Malherbe-Lan (Founder of VIVIDLUXURY).
The launch of the 2017 Good Food & Wine Show was held in true foodie fashion at the Table Bay Hotel. Attendants were treated to Black Insomnia Coffee and a sugar-flower pressing demonstration in which they helped to decorate the rainbow cake they later munched down, all while being introduced to this year's delectable line up.