ICON South Africa is a female owned and managed organisation.

In short, a leadership, skills development, and training platform in search for the face of success, ambition, vision, and change among South African women. The ICON South Africa founder is an independent and ambitious South African businesswoman with experience in industries that span from entertainment, pageantry, health to wellness. Her passion for women empowerment and support of women breaking glass ceiling after glass ceiling is what prompted the birth of ICON South Africa.

ICON South Africa was launched to celebrate brave South African women and provide them with a platform to showcase their various successes in their individual fields of business underpinned by skills development, training, mentorship and coaching.

Icon South Africa is a Level 2 B-BBEE Contributor

It’s as simple as sharing the story of your road to success.






2022 Icon South Africa Judges to be announced soon


Rebekah Skye


Rebekah Skye has been in the media spotlight since the ripe age of 14. She is an actress, TV presenter, influencer, Radio host, Mrs SA finalist and co-founder of ICON South Africa holdings.

Rebekah Skye has found herself acting and presenting alongside some big names, such as Hollywood sensation, Angelina Jolie.. to name a few.

Rebekah has a diploma in social media. And previously owned an event company, with over 13 years experience

Rebekah Skye is huge on women empowerment and aims to help women all over South Africa with her knowledge, network, and passion.Rebekah supports charities across South Africa, and works very closely with Bathabeleng House in Tembisa, she aims to support and build South Africa’s entrepreneurs one step at a time!

Change starts with YOU.


Zeke Ngcobo


Zeke Ngcobo is a proud 35-year-old small business owner who also works as a Sub-Saharan Regional Coordinator for the Health Impact Fund. As Zeke had the opportunity to travel outside of South Africa, she came to appreciate whatit means to be an “African”, which is what lead her to start her apparel and accessories company called ’Nxiba-Oku’. This has become one of Zeke’s passions during the past year, closely following her passion for improving public health services in marginalised communities.

Her current job involves engaging governments, the pharmaceutical sector, healthcare providers and policy makers on finding innovative ways to produce medicine in a cost-effective manner for the lower- and middle-income communities.

When she’s not trying to run a small business or finding new ways to introduce the Health Impact Fund to potential investors, you can find her in outdoors, either hiking or running and balancing her fitness routine with some good food. Zeke has always been open to new spaces and adventures, and ICON SA is shaping out to be a new and unexpected one. “I am truly excited to see what’s in store for me and the women who were chosen to be a part of this amazing competition.

Amanda Kandawire

First Runner-up

Amanda is a 31-year-old Digital Illustrator, Commercial Pilot and Entrepreneur from Soweto. She has been flying for 13 years and holds an Airline Transport Pilot License.

She is the founder of Fly Like A Girl, a company whose mission it is to expose children to aviation and STEM through educational toys. Amanda is also the founder of Layover Art, an art brand that designs and sells her art prints, art curated products, and Buyiswa earrings.

She believes that success is living in one’s purpose and being content with it. She is driven by women- and girl empowerment and describes this as one of her passions in life, pushing her to become a purpose driven brand in her personal capacity.

Angela Yeung

Second Runner-up

Angela Yeung is the acclaimed jewellery designer and the businesses woman behind the bespoke jewellery brand, Impilo Collection. “Impilo” is a word taken from Zulu which means “Life”.

In 2014, Angela was an award winner at the AngloGold Ashanti Auditions Gold Jewellery Design competition for her elaborate head piece entitled “Connect”.

She was the first female of colour to be invited as an Executive Member of the exclusive South African Diamond Dealers Club.

Angela is passionate about giving back to the community and also took on the role as Head of Corporate Social Responsibility. A role which allows her to support many projects such as CANSA SA, FEEDSA, GUILD COTTAGE, RAINBOW OF HOPE, RESTHAVEN and SUPPORT FOR MOKALA NATIONAL PARK: DOG FOOD.

Angela recognises the importance of self-empowerment, “finding the unique diamond within yourself” which led to her participation in projects fostering empowerment within young girls.

In 2020, Angela founded Impilo Collection Foundation during the most unprecedented time of COVID-19. She believes in humanity and contributing her time and resources to improve the lives people in need.


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