Women who dared to move on

2012-08-20 00:00

KAVISHA Seevnarain was hijacked at gunpoint, driven around the townships of Durban and held captive for hours while money was withdrawn from various ATM’s using her card.

Then she was thrown off a 60 metre bridge over the uMkomazi river at 2 am in the morning, sustaining fractured ribs and pelvis and injuries to her lower spine.

What gives a woman the strength to survive an episode like that and the courage to get on with her life and career without losing her faith in human nature?

Seevnarain is a teacher at Pinetown Girls’ High and she will be speaking at The Witness Women’s morning and brunch on Thursday, August 30. Don’t miss hearing her story and the stories of other women who have succeeded in their chosen fields, often in the face of great difficulties.

Keynote speaker on the day will be Sbu Mpungose, editor of Cosmopolitan and she will be joined by oncologist Dr Thandeka Mazibuko and author and fitness expert, Jenni Rivett.

This interest-packed programme has been put together by The Witness in association with Sanlam and uMgungundlovu District Municipality and the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business.

The event will be compered by Ingrid Roberts.

Book your seat which includes tea/coffee and muffins on arrival, juice, a goody bag that’s bulging with valuable give-aways, and that amazing Golden Horse brunch, all for only R130, and you could win a weekend for two in the Berg or at Peermont Mondazur’s San Lameer resort on the South Coast.

The event is starts at 8 am for 8.30 am. Call Mary Lynn now on 033 355 1110 and book your seat. In fact why not get your friends together and book a table? But seats are filling fast, so hurry.

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