Printing SA Announces Women In Print Events

Printing SA Announces Women In Print Events

Back by popular demand, Printing SA will once again host its Women in Print Luncheon Series. Africa Print, Sign Africa and Modern Marketing are proud media partners of the event. 

During their 2023 Annual General Meeting Industry Awards, the FP&M SETA presented Printing SA’s 2023 Women in Print series with the award for ‘Best Project Addressing Gender – Women Headed Projects.’

This recognition highlights the impact that the Women in Print series has had on the industry and in particular its contribution towards recognising the success and emergence of a new youthful, intelligent, creative and vibrant woman that is reshaping the industry as we know it. In 2023, the event was hosted in Johannesburg, Cape Town and had its inaugural debut in Durban, with a combined attendance to all events in excess of 600 delegates.

These events were for the very first time live streamed through a media partnership with Impulsradio Africa to 44 countries in Africa and achieved over 800,000 streams on the continent. The sheer coverage of these events was testament to the quality of the production, topics, selection of presenters, panellists and entertainment.

Printing SA continue to reinvent the ’Women in Print’ series as it has become a trusted platform for women not only in the printing, packaging, signage and visual communications sector but across all allied industries, affording the opportunity for women to be celebrated, recognised, inspired, motivated and encouraged to continue aspiring for greatness in every aspect of their professional, personal and social philanthropic journeys.

The association aims to go above and beyond in 2024, with record numbers expected at all of events as well as delegates expected to attend from across the continent. Printing SA have brand new sponsors, event partners, stakeholders from government and regional embassies on board.

Printing SA’s vision is to create an event that will draw guests from all across the continent in 2024 with Impulsradio Africa, SABC and other broadcast outlets capturing and streaming from all three events and will include interviews with stakeholders, speakers, panellists and guests, which will ensure that the message it is trying to convey is heard far and wide.

Women’s Month – Opening Ceremony

This year, Printing SA has entered into an MOU with the Department of Women Youth and Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD) to collaborate on a number of Printing SA initiates, which include career days, plant tours and Women in Print. As the DWYPD is the custodian for launching Women’s Month, this year they have decided to launch Women’s Month at the Cape Chamber Women in Print event on 1 August 2024.

The Minister of the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, accompanied by the Minister in the Dept of Social Development, will be in attendance to officially declare Women’s Month. This is an extremely proud moment for the federation and  a significant moment for all of the Women In Print guests as the magnitude of such an opportunity will catapult the industry into the mainstream. This is a much needed boost for an industry that is the best kept secret within the manufacturing sector. As every single industry on the planet is undergoing tectonic technological shifts that only they can better decipher, what is the new rulebook for leadership to recalibrate for the opportunities ahead?

Printing SA has a stellar line of speakers this year and aim to take perspectives from the youth who are forging careers in media as influencers, broadcasters, presenters, designers, advertisers and innovators, with a view to shedding light into how the industry can best support their endeavours in being cognisant of their plight and generating solutions that will ensure print and digital media’s relationship is viewed in a positive light, as the sector continues to be inundated by false messages of greenwashing. Printing SA say ‘Print is not dead, it is indeed evolving!’

Fashion Extravaganza

As always, Women in Print would not be complete without showcasing young talent in an exclusive fashion show segment that will see proteges of Sonwabile Ndamase, the architect of the Madiba shirt, showcasing their garments in an inspired runway show at all events. This year’s fashion show is significant because Ndamase will be unveiling his 30 years of the Madiba Shirt Legacy collection and reveal an all new leisure line, which will be showcased at the New York Fashion International Technikon in Septemer 2024. The FIT NYC boasts well-known alumni which include fashion designers Norma Kamali, Calvin Klein and Michael Kors. Printing SA’s guests will be the first to see this line being revealed during the Women in Print series.

Back by popular demand and having brought the house down in Durban at last year’s inaugural Women In Print event, Cindy Norcott will be regaling the guests at all three events this year as she imparts pearls of wisdom, tells tales of her own journey working with women who need inspiration and motivation to push themselves more than ever, as this evolving industry requires only the bold, brave and tenacious to take it to the next level.

Apart from being an author she is a wife, mother to two girls, a businesswoman, has climbed Kilimanjaro, has her own foundation which has built three creches for needy children, is a motivational speaker and an entrepreneur. Norcott has honed her skills as a sought-after motivational speaker, business trainer, business coach and mentor, best-selling author, and award-winning charity head, while still running her Westville based recruitment agency, Pro Talent, which has won more than 30 awards over the years for business excellence. Norcott is the author of the best-selling business book, ‘How to be Unstoppable’.

Printing SA also have a line-up of speakers that range from young and dynamic social entrepreneurs, influencers, designers and media personalities, who will unpack how they see their worlds, which predominantly lie in the digital realm. Find symbiosis with forward thinking, value seeking, purpose driven women in the printing industry as they discover and share ideas on how these two worlds collide to create vibrant, enigmatic pieces of art through print, which will complement one another well into the future. These panel discussions will create the narrative for this year’s Women in Print series and guests will be able to share in these insights, pose provocative questions and walk away with tangible advice on how to translate these teachings in their daily lives.

Registration to attend is open.


Diamond sponsors: Canon South Africa and Kyocera Document Solutions South Africa.

Partners: Impuls Radio; Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities; Graphix Supply World; Vukani Fashion Creations; South African Fashion Designers Agency and the FP&M SETA.

For more information, please contact Abisha Katerere, Head: Business Development & Marketing, Printing SA at or call +27 11 287 1160.

+27 11 287 1160

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