Mama Sophia Benge

A focused and powerful woman, Mama Benge was committed to her community during the struggle years. She opened one of the first organisations in the townships, Buthisizwe, in Crossroads, and encouraged people of her community to become skilled and educated. She is the very definition of a community leader and would travel to the rural, impoverished and neglected areas to motivate and inspire others to start their own programmes and initiatives.