Proteas of the Valley 2022

It is National Women’s Month and a time to celebrate and honour the women who make the Cape Winelands‘ communities a better place.

Every year Valcare celebrates 15 women as part of its Proteas of the Valley women’s empowerment initiative. This initiative is now in its tenth year and is again showcasing remarkable women, from Franschhoek to Paarl, Stellenbosch and Wellington.

A Protea of the Valley is a woman who flourishes and flowers despite difficult conditions. The women will feature on our social media platforms and in the Paarl Post and on Radio KC. Throughout the month they will share their stories and talk about their work and organisation.

Here are the women selected as this year’s Proteas of the Valley.

Divene Petersen
Joulanda Mocke
Karen Petersen
Mercia Moses
Gladys Senyani
She-Earl Onverwacht
Janice Hardine
Alison Wilson
Loren Erasmus
Yolandé Ontong
Ydalene Coetsee
Thana Hancock
Philda Adriaanse
Jesika Jones
Roseline Daniels

Learn more about the Proteas of the Valley initiative and process at