I am excited to share about the Miss South Africa Legacy Initiative that has just been launched – this 60th year jubilee milestone event just keeps the great stuff coming, and the Miss South Africa Organisation have just let us know about this brand new initiative!
The project, run in partnership with the Tomorrow Trust, will use the combined power and profiles of previous Miss South Africa titleholders to collectively approach corporates, sponsors and supporters of Miss South Africa, as well as the public, to contribute funds towards the further education for young South Africans who have the academic potential but lack funds.
Working to complement government initiatives the Miss South Africa Legacy Inititiave will provide holistic support to disadvantaged young people to access and excel at university, and Blue Label Telecoms has already made a R100 000 donation to the fund.
Says Gareth Flusk of Miss South Africa Organisation: “We believe Miss South Africa is an inspirational brand. It promotes giving back and making a positive difference in our communities. Traditionally, each Miss South Africa champions a social cause that is dear to her heart and this will continue to be part of the winner’s journey.
“However, from 2018 onwards, the Legacy Initiative will provide an additional platform for all former Miss South Africa winners to work together as a meaningful force for good, and jointly fundraise and increase awareness of a national objective, specifically focusing on education. The future is tied to our young people, making education critical. Going forward, we will be reigning with purpose.”
“South Africa needs more of the inspirational young adults that Miss South Africa represents. Together we will give marginilised young people the support to emulate the best values of past and future Miss South Africa winners, to overcome their fears and develop into organised, hardworking and confident adults who will succeed at university and in life’’ says James Donald from Tomorrow Trust.
Catch all the action tomorrow! Join myself, loads of celebs, host – Bonang Matheba, and 6 decades of South Africa’s most beautiful women, including our former Miss Worlds, former Miss Universe, Margeret Gardiner, and of course our current Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters at The Diamond Jubilee spectacular takes place on Sunday, May 27 at the Sun Arena at Time Square, Pretoria. It will be televised live and simulcast on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) and Mzansi Magic (DStv Channel 161).