Oprah wows South African audiences

Oprah wows South African audiences

Johannesburg : South Africa | Oct 15, 2013 at 4:24 AM PDT
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Oprah Winfrey yesterday wowed an almost 6000-strong audience in Johannesburg, South Africa. The audience was present at Oprah’s first ever South African O You event and included First Lady Madam Thobeka Madiba Zuma and several other South African political and media personalities.

In addition to the O You! event, Oprah is in South Africa for the graduation of the 2013 class at her South African school - The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. The 74 seniors come from all nine provinces in South Africa. The school was opened in January 2007.

Keynote speakers at the event included author, entrepreneur and change expert , Ariane de Bonvoisin, South African broadcast journalist and presenter Redi Tlhabi and professional organiser and bestselling author Julie Morgenstern.

Oprah told her South African audience to lead purposeful lives, to be grateful and to listen to their inner whispers. She shared personal anecdotes and received rapturous applause. She is also launching the Oprah Winfrey Network in South Africa.

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Sara Essop is based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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