The month of August has been a very gruesome one for many South Africans. The scourge of gender-based violence and femicide continues to dominate news headlines daily. Women and young children are sexually assaulted and then murdered by the men, who mostly are their relatives, husbands, and boyfriends. August was also a month where we remember those that have lost their lives due to this pandemic. It has been a year since Uyinene Mrwetyana was murdered and our hearts are still hurting from her death. While one thought it will end, the police once again go on to kill young Nathaniel Julies in the community of Eldorado Park. We call all men to end this war against women and children. This generational war should end with us, not be intensified by us. Women give birth to humanity, and we should celebrate them all the time.
As we start the new month of September, EW Blog dedicates our latest eMag, the summer edition, to all women across the globe, but most importantly to our new EW Blog partner, Maletjema Mathiba. Maletjema, an accountant, avid book reader, book reviewer, motivational speaker, fitness enthusiast and all-round businesswoman has decided to partner with EW Blog. In this partnership, we will share our content on different platforms, celebrate each other success and help build each other’s brands. The theme for this edition is titled ‘Building With a Woman’ in celebration of this partnership with the iron lady. In this edition, we have book reviews ranging from different categories such as business, politics, nature, crime, and agriculture. There are also exclusive interviews with leading and powerful female authors such as Lerato Mogoathle, NR Brodie, Jackie Phamotse, Fiona Snyckers, Busisekile Khumalo and many other more. This is an edition where we celebrate women power and their indelible mark in the different spheres of our lives. Enjoy our edition and remember to always buy local books.