Tough-talking, no-nonsense and hard-nosed, shebeen queens used their traditional beer brewing skills to send their children to school and pay their bills. In doing so, they defied the apartheid government's ban on black South Africans brewing, and became iconic figures in South African history and art.
Using ancient knowledge of indigenous herbs passed down through generations of healers in her family, throwing in some modern know-how, and mixing it all up with clay, Adolphina Setsena is creating a thoroughly up-to-date product – anti-ageing cosmetics and make-up. It's such a good idea, she won an SAB Foundation Social Innovation Award.
South Africa-born multinational SABMiller, the world’s second-largest brewery, is to tap into an African market worth over US$3-billion by opening four new brewing plants in Mozambique, Tanzania, Sudan and Angola.