Carol Lindiwe Bouwer is an independent and forthright thinker. She is a successful entrepreneur, business woman, motivational speaker, women’s rights activist, television producer and former actress, mother and wife. Born in Soweto, the well-known businesswoman has fought for her place at many tables and is dedicated to platforms which recognise the role women play in the economic development of South Africa.
In acknowledgement of Bouwer’s successes and fearless drive, Jaguar South Africa is proud to welcome her to the family as an ambassador for the new F-TYPE sportscar.
Carol’s introduction to the brand was captured in the short film Jag! You’re it! featuring existing Jaguar ambassadors Minnie Dlamini, TT Mbha and Bobby van Jaarsveld together with a range of exciting Jaguar models including the all-electric I-PACE, luxurious F-PACE, V8 Supercharged F-PACE SVR, and of course, the new F-TYPE Convertible.
“Making this film brought vivid flashbacks to days acting in soapies and sharing the screen with my esteemed Jaguar counterparts is an honour. I’m thrilled to join this family and to be associated with a brand that appreciates the values I stand for,” said Carol Bouwer.
“The F-TYPE is a seductive sportscar that suits me to a tee. I’m taken by its contemporary design, sleek lines and astounding attention to detail. It’s an extension of me an and I love every minute at the wheel!”
Nine years ago Carol launched the Mbokodo Awards to recognise women who have shown leadership, fostered growth and made efforts to strengthen the arts. She believes the arts are an essential part of an ever-evolving nation and the awards recognise not only the role that women play as custodians of the family, the solid foundation of families, business, communities and society as a whole, but also the inspirational mentorship role they offer a female child.
Jaguar Land Rover South Africa has agreed to support the Mbokodo Awards, taking place on 4 December at Quoin Rock Estate in Cape Town, as official vehicle partner. Twelve vehicles will be supplied to chauffeur the nominees in each category on the day.