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Mrs. Basha Taylor (born Swaratlhe-Tlhapane) was  born and raised in Lefatlheng, a rural village in Hammanskraal, Gauteng. 

Her passion and love to serve women and children who have been succumbed to poverty, abuse and unfair childhood circumstances was birthed from her personal experience in her upbringing in a home whereby her family was living on the bare minimum, succumbed to a alcoholic father and having to help take care of siblings at a much younger age.

In 2007, she resigned from a financial institution she had previously worked in to reside in Cape Town. She then founded Women and Beyond from her home in Table View, Cape Town. From small beginnings, the organisation developed from a small prayer group in her house, to a registered non-profit organisation that serves women and children nationwide. 

Basha Taylor (PN) holds health and wellness dear to her heart and has perused a career in the medical field. At present she is using her profession as a professional nurse to educate and bring awareness on both health, wellness and social aspects affecting poor communities. In hospital she works at a Neo Natal ICU and Pediatric ICU - Specializing in Pediatric Oncology 

Basha Taylor's vision for the organization is to build women and children support centers and shelters across the nation, include more girls in her Legacy Programme from many schools and expand the organization throughout ALL provinces of South Africa (so far we reach 8)

With the support of her husband and children, her family remains a pillar in her vision to make a change.

Other Leadership Roles: 

Director : Intercape i - foundation

Trustee : Parklands Home Owners Assoiation

Regional Committee - CHOC CHildhood Cancer Foundation  

4X Philantropist Award Winner : 


1. Poverty alleviation award at the 2018 Imagine Awards hosted by Surve Philanthropies. 

2. During the year 2019, she has been nominated for a 120under40 award (an organization founded by Bill Gates)

3. On the third of August 2019, Basha went on to receive an award at the Fabulous Woman Awards ceremony in the Humanitarian award category hosted at the Crystal Towers Marriott Hotel.

4. 2017 Nursing Excellence Award 

5. 2018/2019 Awarded the Born To Shine Community Award