Matlhodi Angelina (Angie) Makwetla was born in Madubulaville,Randfontein,a township that was forcibly removed and divided into Mohlakeng and Toekomsrus. She is married to Bobby Makwetla and they have three children and seven grandchildren.
Angie Makwetla holds a BA Social Work degree from the University of the North,a Management Certificate from Arthur D Little Management School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and an SMME Management Certificate from Galilee College in Israel.
Mama Angie also places emphasis on the importance as a woman in following your instincts and trusting your intuition. This is a very important aspect especially when entering a relationship or marriage. In many instances, the “red flags” are presented before us and it is because we believe that broken men will not break women! We want to trust that a man that “man-handles” and apologies is not abusive. A man who belittles you is not emotionally abusive. However, we are so wrong those are the red flags. .
The reality check for myself was coming to terms with the fact that, most women are bound in these abusive relationships or marriages because of economic barriers. It is not simple for some women with no fixed income or meal to walk away. I think the question they probably ask themselves is that “what will become of me or my children?”. The issue of unemployment in South Africa makes it even more difficult. If the laws protecting women in South Africa are present, why are there so many untold stories? Who is accountable ? Check the legal system!