INSPIRATION: Lerato Kganyago at the GlamourXFrika launch. Picture: Nokuthula Zwane
With Women’s Month coming to an end, local radio and TV presenter Lerato Kganyago urged women attending the GlamourXFrika launch to strive to be versatile.

Kganyago was candid about the difficulties she experienced in her own life, while addressing the women who attended a lunch hosted by Chef Coco at the Epicure Restaurant in Morningside, Sandton.

Having just landed from an event in Botswana, the 36-year-old said: “I’ve had battles in the industry where I’ve been bullied, especially when trying to work my way up and better myself.”

She also talked about being versatile and having respect.

“You can have the best hair, make-up and eyelashes, but that doesn’t count for much if you’re ugly on the inside,” she said.

Respect goes a long way, especially in her industry, Kganyago added.

Frika brand manager Alice Matshanga told The Star the #GlamourXFrika collaboration sought to focus on the diversity of women.

“We are here to celebrate the diversity of women and put forward the fact that women are very versatile, no matter what style they choose or in what capacity in their life.

“As women we don’t really celebrate our versatility,” Matshanga pointed out.

I am urging women to own their space, and keep growing. You need to be in a space to create your own brand of beauty, without anybody dictating it to you,” she said.

Among the guests were Glamour SA magazine’s first black female editor, Asanda Sizani.

Commenting on the magazine’s new look, she said: “We are all about multi-faceted, powerful women who are strong, confident and love their hair,” said Sizani.

“The September issue reflects the cultural revamp that projects women who embrace what’s current, topical and relevant.”

Glamour’s latest cover also shows diverse hairstyles, which is why the magazine partnered with Frika.

Hair was an integral part of a woman’s sense of style, she said.