Queen of the week: Carolyn Steyn

Carolyn Steyn South African born and currently resides in Johannesburg. She lived in the United States for 10 years and in England for 5 years. She was nominated as one of the ‘Most Exciting Women’ by the Beverly Hills Sheet in 2004. She was once invited to acting classes with the likes of Anne Archer, Kate Hudson and Tony Danza. She had roles in the television series’ Melrose Place and Babylon 5. She completed a B.A. (Hons) degree.

She was presented with a challenge by one of Former President Nelson Mandela’s personal assistant to knit, sew or crochet 67 blankets for Mandela day.

Carolyn gladly accepted Zelda’s challenge but soon realised that she wouldn’t be able to achieve it alone.

She called on her friends for help and developed a Facebook group called “67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day”. In just days, hundreds of people from around the world had pledged to knit a blanket for Nelson Mandela Day.

Since then, 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day has transformed into what some are calling a “movement” – a movement that has captured the attention of many South African and international celebrities as well as corporates and “KnitWits for Madiba” in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Cyprus, London, the US and India.


Here at Ndoda we would like to salute this queen. Keep shinning and inspiring us!






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