Hello! Mzansi in this article we would discuss the richest women in South Africa, we would analyze how they got their wealth and also dig deep into their net worth,

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10. Christine Ramon – R47.5 million 

According to profiling by Bloomberg, she holds two positions as the  Chief Financial Officer as well as the Executive Director of AngloGold Ashanti Limited. The company AngloGold is a holding company for various companies that mine gold around South Africa, Namibia, Mali, Brazil, Australia, Argentina.

9. Mamphela Ramphele – R55.4 million

Mamphela Ramphele is recognized mostly for her fight against the opposition and apartheid, not only that she is also a world-renowned businesswoman.

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8. Nonhlanhla Mjoli-Mncube – R95.1 million

Nonhlanhla is amongst the first women to venture into the real estate scene in South Africa, so giving her a huge advantage and she is reaping the fruits.

After handling several companies of her own and having collective experiences over the years which has earned her roles at top companies.

7. Judy Dlamini – R126.8 million 

One of the richest and beautiful women in South Africa is Judy Dlamini, a successful business tycoon who over the years gas built her business from the ground up.

She is currently the vice-chancellor of the University of Whitersrand.

6. Elizabeth Bradley – R348.9 million

Elizabeth’s wealth is part of the leverage she got from her father who brought the Toyota brand to South Africa in the early 190s.

She is the chairman of Wesco Investments South Africa and vice-chairman Toyota South Africa.

5. Sharon Wapnick – R459.5 million

Born with a silver spoon Sharon Wapnick is the daughter of billionaire Alec Wapnick of City Property back in 1968. She is now the Non-Executive Chairman of both Premium Properties Limited and Octodec Investments Limited.

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4. Bridgette Radebe – R1 billion 

Bridgette Radebe has come a long way to wealth, starting her career as a miner in the late 80s to owning her own mining company Mmauku Mining.

3. Irene Charnley – R1.1 billion 

Irene is the third richest woman in South Africa and a former trade unionist. She started making waves after her service with the miner’s cooperation was over and was employed by MTN as the executive director, she went on to buy 35% of Johnnic Communications Limited.

2. Wendy Ackerman – R2.1 billion 

Wendy a self-made and flexible businesswoman who is second on the list of richest women in South Africa has been able to be successful in any industry she finds herself in.

She is in charge of the Ackerman Family Trust and the non-executive director of Pick N Pay Holdings Limited.

1. Wendy Appelbaum – R2.3 billion

Wendy Appelbaum is the richest woman in South Africa, born to billionaire Donald Gordon Wendy learned from her dad how the business world works and is able to maintain the family wealth.

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She also owns a successful wine farm in South Africa.