In my suit and serious look, I headed to the Women in Business breakfast, organised by the South African Black Entrepreneurs Forum (SABEF).

Geez, what a long title!

Held at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, the dooh revolved pretty much around successful women, most of whom had impossible-to-pronounce titles.

They came to advise those still crawling up the corporate ladder.

Among us was Absa's Maud Mogodi-Dikgetsi.

She managed to convince a few of us, moi included, that her bank can bring our dreams to reality.

Ts and Cs apply of course.

Should have just brought the forms for us to fill out then and there.

It would've saved us the daunting task of queuing at the bank or booking an appointment with her.


SABEF's executive director Matsi Modise was a great host and MC.

Not uptight at all.

You know how serious these kinda events can be and moi is allergic to all things grave.

In walked keynote speaker for the day, Dr Precious Motsepe.

Wow, that woman has a presence!

It was so hectic that women with heavy business titles turned into groupies.

That awkward moment. Eeek!

Dr Motsepe gave a beautiful yet lengthy speech, including tons of useful business tips.

So useful was the info that I managed to complete the business plan that's been gathering dust on my table.

OK, I'm exaggerating, but moi was truly inspired.

I clearly wasn't the only one. SABEF president Lebo Gunguluza felt his standing ovation wasn't enough.

He got up to hug Dr Motsepe after her address.

Wow, OK, we got it.

The formal bits got outta the way quickly, much to my relief.

Then it was time to exchange handshakes and business cards.

Gosh, that got too much so I looked around for something less hectic.

I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me when I saw Miss SA 1996 Peggy-Sue Khumalo!

Still as gorgeous as ever, Ms Khumalo wasn't there to sign autographs and blow air kisses though.

She's now an investment banker!

Nothing is impossible, indeed.

Had to dash out to another engagement.

Yes, the Z-Z-Z launch.