Media coverage and public speaking: A guest on a television talk-show; number of radio interviews and talk shows, for instance at SAFM, RSG, Cape Talk, KFM, Radio Helderberg, Kanaal 7 (Namibia), and she presented a 6-series program on ‘intimate care’ on Cape Pulpit. The book received extensive magazine and newspaper coverage and Maritza was interviewed for a few newspaper and magazine ‘opinion’ articles. Guest speaker at Vryfees, the Athol Fugard Book Festival, the Breyten Breytenbach Festival, the University of Stellenbosch, The Desmund Tutu HIV Centre at the UCT faculty of Health Sciences, TUKKIES (University of Pretoria), Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), The South African Education Department – Headmistresses and Vice-heads of Schools, Durbanville High School, Western Cape Women Winemakers Guild, NG Moedergemeente Kerk in Stellenbosch, a number of morning teas (in and around the Western and Southern Cape and Namibia), opening of an Art Gallery during Woordfees, women functions and events such as XtraOrdinary Women, Avontuur Wine Estate and Erinvale Golf Club amongst others.

Stage productions: Narrator/actor in The Vagina Monologues translated and adapted for the South African market by Antoinette Louw – performed at UCT, Paternoster, Stellenbosch Kleine Libertas Theatre and in Melkbosstrand.

Most Recent Topics

Topics are flexible to stay within function theme, audience demographics and needs.

Although talks are presented and a light-hearted fashion and the audience are bound to have loads of fun, it is guaranteed that they will leave with valuable information.

Topic Title 1: Step into your Feminine Power

This 30-minute talk aims to provide women with some of the core principles of self-empowerment. It offers a fresh take on ‘what it means to be a woman’ in this day and age. It aims to provide tools that inspire women to embrace their femininity and rekindle a new zest for life. Some intimate and wondrous secrets shall be revealed to dispel some negativity around body issues and self-image.

The audience can expect to be informed, entertained and motivated to celebrate the most intimate part of their being. Positive spin-offs of ‘Stepping into your Feminine Power’ such as responsible parenting, better relationships, enhanced self-image, confidence and broadened horizons are at the heart of the presentation.

Topic Title 2: Secrets & Silence: How to shape your intimate world.

During this talk we will discover the function of ‘secrets & silence’ in the creation of our intimate landscape. We’ll also focus at the relationship between our intimate landscape and our character as a whole.

We’ll weave through a number of self-shaping stages such as puberty, sexual awakening, pregnancy and menopause and re-asses the perceptions that we hold.

This talk aims to entertain, inform and broaden fellow Eve’s horizons with a fresh take on the secrets and the silences that shape us. We’ll dispel negativity and discuss tools to create and embrace a colourful, confident and richly textured self.