This milestone commemorated Motseng's enduring journey from 18 September 1998 and marked a significant moment in the history and future of women in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Light & Legacy Luncheon signified an important chapter in Motseng's journey, celebrating women who have made their mark in various fields. This gathering of influential female leaders was aimed at strengthening the position and shining a light on women in business, the corporate sector, SOEs, and government, and to serve as a platform for highlighting the power of legacy building.
The event, facilitated by media personality Pabi Moloi, with performances by the incomparable singer and songwriter Simphiwe Dana, also included an assembly of remarkable luminaries such as Fundi Mazibuko, president of the South African Institute of Property Practitioners (SAIBPP), Sibongile Vilakazi, president of the Black Management Forum and Nolitha Fakude, president of Minerals Council South Africa.
When interviewed, founder and chief executive officer of Carol Bouwer Productions - who is also a motivational speaker, children- and women's rights activist, as well as a television producer and business woman - Carol Bouwer lauded Motseng for its strides in praising the milestones of women and championing excellence, creating impact, and changing lives.
“I believe that Ipeleng Mkhari’s leadership is commendable and worthy of celebration. I cannot wait to see what the next vision of Motseng’s 25 years will look like,” she affirmatively stated.
To aspiring entrepreneurs, especially women, Motseng Investment Holdings Group chief executive officer extended the following message: "We are enthusiastic about ensuring adequate representation across all industries. Join us in our vision for Africa, where sustainability, systems and smart solutions are the keys to meeting the needs of the present without diminishing opportunities for the future."
The event was an opportunity for attendees to network, and build relationships, powerfully motivated by the words of guest speaker Gloria Serobe, a leading businesswoman, who is the founder and executive director of Wiphold.
As previous chairperson of the Board of the Independent Ports Regulator, she also serves on several boards, including Sasfin, Hans Merensky, and Denel, the advisory council of the South African Institute for Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and she is an honorary member of the Actuarial Society of South Africa.
Over the past 25 years, Motseng has achieved numerous milestones and played a pivotal role in advancing the region's economic growth and development. In addition to its active presence in multiple countries across Southern Africa, here are some key highlights of Motseng's journey:
Fundamentally, these partnerships denote a shared belief that investment in women is essential for building a better world. Women leaders bring a unique set of skills and imaginative perspectives to the table, making their active participation in business a catalyst for positive change within the communities they serve.