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Wednesday, 26 August 2015 06:06

2015 Press Release


 The 5th annual WOMEN, The Real Architects of Society toasts Women Hood


The outstanding contributions made by women in the world of business, community and leadership were celebrated at the 5th Annual Women the Real Architects of Society held at the Theatre on the Track in Midrand on Saturday, 22 August. The gala dinner celebrating womens achievements was organized by Former Miss South Africa Joan Ramagoshi Madibeng, who presented the keynote speech recognizing womens excellence while highlighting the efforts made by women in various sectors of the community.


The evenings themed Women united in moving SA forward #MakeitHappen kicked off with a grandiloquence performance by host, Poet Lebo Mashile who serenaded audiences with a poem entitled WHAT KIND OF A WOMEN ensuing a thunderous applaud from women in attendance.


The gala dinner filled with a generosity of culinary, dancing, singing and fashion featured an echelon of speakers who graced the opal stage celebrating the unsung heroines. They included business leader Dr Anna Mokgokong who expressed that women should be respected not for their power but their strength. She was seconded by Professor De La Rey who emphasised on the importance of women in academic and gender diversity in boardrooms. Whilst International guest SAP general manager Isabella Groegor-Cechowicz engaged women in exploring and taking leadership roles in the Technology space. The last speaker for the evening, Metro FM presenter Thami Ngubeni enthralled guests with the evening theme of women making it happen.


It is exciting to see women across society converging under one roof, this evening is about celebrating women who made strides and sacrifices in the past and how we as women of the future can learn from them and advance the country forward, said Joan Ramagoshi Madibeng Founder and Creative Director of Women, The Real Architects of Society.


Special Awards were given to five phenomenal women for dedicating their craft to the upliftmemt of women in society, one of the receipted included 2012 SA Got Talent winner poet Botlhale Boikanyo from the Province of Bokone Bophirima.


South Africas First lady Thobeka Madiba Zuma in absentia, closed the gala dinner with a recorded message thanking Joan Ramagoshi Madibeng for her support and passion in championing womens issues in our communities. The 5th annual Women, The Real Architects of Society ended with a surprise performance by two times SAMA winner R&B Singer Donald.


The event was supported by the City of Joburg. A world class African City





ABOUT THE 5TH Annual Women The Real Architects of Society


The 5TH Annual Women The Real Architects of Society is a platform that brings together women and MEN from all walks of lives to connect, engage and partner on pertinent issues affecting women in society whilst celebrating the strides and contribution made by women. The event which has been honouring women since 2011, is intricately woven into the spirit of African women and combines dialogue, networking, music, fashion and arts.




Joan Ramagoshi Madibeng is a former Miss South Africa and businesswoman. She has been at the helm of Communications in Soccer, having worked for one of South Africas celebrated soccer club Mamelodi Sundowns FC as head of Marketing. Madibeng is a co-founder of RBJ Marketing, Director of Terra De Africa, Philanthropist, Brand consultant, Motivational speaker and most of all a wife and mother to two beautiful children. 


Thursday, 01 September 2011 13:04

2012 Press Release

Joan Madibeng hosts successful Women’s Day event, Celebrating Women as The Architects of Society.

The 18th August 2012 saw host to Women, the Real Architects of Society, an event organised and presented by South African business woman and media personality Joan Madibeng. The day was attended by around 350 women at the SAX Arena in Irene Pretoria.

Saturday, 01 September 2012 11:50

2013 Press Release

2013, a year of growth, a year of opportunities and for Joan Madibeng, it was a year to deliver inspiration.
“Women…The Real Architects of Society” now in its third year of existence reached heights that even we did not expect to reach and achieve.
Real Architects of Society was proudly supported and sponsored by The Department of Arts and Culture and the City of Tshwane, who both shared our vision to empower and nurture South African women and the youth of our nation.

Monday, 01 September 2014 10:57

2014 Press Release


Women, The Real Architects of Society is an annual women’s event which took place on Saturday 30 August 2014 at the International Convention Centre (CSIR) in the city of Tshwane.  “I launched the Women, Real Architects of Society platform in 2011 and as per previous years, we celebrated womanhood, provided an invaluable networking platform for participants and examined key topics specifically to empower and assist South African women in all aspects of their lives.  Saturday’s event touched and inspired so many to go out and make a productive and significant difference in our country,” says Joan Ramagoshi Madibeng, former Miss South Africa 2003, business woman and philanthropist.

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