Toni Morrison, novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and professor emeritus has been a global inspiration to women globally. As SA celebrates its Women’s Day, on 9 August and a month-long celebration of women, we are proud that there lived a woman called Toni Morrison, whom we sadly lost on 5 August 2019. For shaping the lives of women, giving them confidence and wit; we are happy she had an impact on South African women too. “I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.” Toni Morrison. May she rest in eternal peace!