“We are so proud of the girls, all of whom willingly, and with much enthusiasm, gave of their time to make a difference on Mandela Day”
The Miss South Africa Organisation, in conjunction with the pageant’s sponsor Brand South Africa, took part on Mandela Day on Saturday with the 15 semi-finalists making a difference in their provinces and communities around the country.
Gauteng-based Anarzade Omar, Aphelele Mbiyo, Busisiwe Mmotla, Chantelle Pretorius, Shudufhadzo Musida, Karishma Ramdev, Melissa Nayimuli, Natasha Joubert and Olin-Shae de La Cruz all participtated in a number of different activities throughout the day, including:
Helping children paint a mural at Azael Langa, at the Thuthuzela Aid Community Centre in Alexandra, as part of a mural workshop focusing on the education of art in a fun way while also highlighting topical issues such as gender-based violence and the global pandemic.
Joining The Pad Run at Musawawa settlement in the East Rand, for the distribution of sanitary pads to young girls in shelters, and also working at a soup kitchen run by the Ikhemeleng Foundation in Diepsloot.
In other parts of SA, North West resident Thato Mosehle was involved with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, visiting destitute families and distributing food parcels in Potchefstroom, while in Cape Town, Jordan van der Vyver helped out at Ladles of Love in the morning making sandwiches and at the Woodstock Brewery in the afternoon peeling vegetables for a soup kitchen.
Savannah Schutzler, who hails from Eswatini got involved with Solidarity Eswatini and its Yebo Action, distributing food parcels, blankets, clothes, sanitary items, masks and hand sanitiser to vulnerable communities in Ezulwini and Palesa Keswa (Free State) and Lebogang Mahlangu and Matsepo Sithole (KwaZulu Natal) worked with the Red Cross in their provinces to assist with providing hot meals and medical attention to those in need.
“We are so proud of the girls, all of whom willingly, and with much enthusiasm, gave of their time to make a difference on Mandela Day”, said Miss South Africa Organisation CEO, Stephanie Weil.
Miss South Africa is presented by Weil Entertainment in association with M-Net, Mzansi Magic, Sun International and Brand South Africa.