Media personality and businesswoman, Relebogile Mabotja, has been named as a Gauteng regional finalist in the Entrepreneur category for “Positive Role Model” for her company Lebotja Media for the 8th annual Business Engage Gender Mainstreaming Awards.
The Business Engage Gender Mainstreaming Awards seek to encourage the achievement of more meaningful representation of women in the mainstream of business. Finalists in the Positive Role Model individual category were selected based on how authentic they are as a role model for others as the category recognises those who know the responsibility that comes with being a role model for others.
“To receive recognition as an entrepreneur in such a tough industry where female representation is still lacking is humbling, especially because it speaks to my agenda of female empowerment. The business work I do is all behind the scenes and it means a lot for an organisation like Business Engage to have taken notice,” shares Relebogile Mabotja.
Relebogile Mabotja adds: “To be recognised across multiple industries is mind-blowing. I started out in the industry as a teenage actress, singer and stage performer with aspirations to entertain and touch lives and I’m honoured to have been able to do so in various capacities.”
Relebogile Mabotja recently made headlines when she won an SA Radio Award in the category Commercial News Bulletin Reader for station Metro FM, adding her to the list of South Africans to have been honoured in the three major local award categories for television, music and radio, namely the SAFTAS (Rhythm City), SAMAS (African Alphabet) and SA Radio Awards (Metro FM).
Relebogile Mabotja has also received nods with a Channel O Music Video Award for music video production and a Women of Stature Award for philanthropy.
Over her 17-year career in the media, arts and entertainment industry, Relebogile Mabotja has also been recognised for her work in theatre receiving Naledi Theatre Award nominations for Best Female Newcomer and Best Female in a Musical and for her work in music composition and songwriting with a nomination for a Wawela Award amongst other award nominations.
Relebogile Mabotja’s business acumen has positioned her and her companies, Lebotja Media and Black Swan Media, as highly sought after in the music and television industry respectively; the latter of which is currently producing Mzansi’s anticipated reality TV show, The Single Wives SA, coming to M-NET later this year and is Executive Produced by Relebogile Mabotja.