Monday, February 25, 2008

Active Life: Building beyond the body

What comes to mind when you think of bodybuilding? Do you think of a male-dominated, competitive sport, centered around lifting weights and looking in the mirror? Well, local bodybuilders Serge Bien-Aime and Teresa Oxford are hear to prove you wrong.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tough Cookie

The introduction of gender legislation has no doubt redefined the role of women in society. Since the passing of the law, the country has seen the emergence of a new breed of women.

They are tough and bold, and are not afraid to take the bull by its horns as they take their rightful place in society. They are taking the lead in fields once reserved for men only.

Nivea Sekele, 29, a bus driver and bodybuilder, is one such woman. Stationed in Roodepoort on the West Rand, Seleke is one of the few black women bodybuilders and bus drivers in Gauteng and is making no fuss about it.