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News - Date: 05 August 2019
Written by: Mbulaheni Ridovhona / Viewed: 633
A resident of Itsani, Ms Vhatendi Mutshenawamadi (23), is a semi-finalist for this year's Empress South Africa. She now needs votes to secure her spot to represent Limpopo in the finals on 16 December in Durban.
Miss Eagle South Africa is a women’s empowerment contest using the beauty-with-brains-and-purpose platform to empower young women to grow and develop themselves by making a positive impact in their communities.
As part of the charity work, Mutshenawamadi motivates pupils at local schools. "I also do my charity work by visiting and spending a day with children at a centre for children living with disabilities. This pageant is teaching me how to engage myself in community work, how to venture into entrepreneurship and build my own brand as public figure," she said.
“I entered Empress South Africa because modelling is my passion and I've always wanted to find myself in national competitions and to win them. I love modelling because it is where a young woman can showcase her potential.”
She said that she wanted to explore more in the modelling industry and be an inspiration to her peers. "I want to empower, inspire and motivate women to have a positive impact on their communities," she added.
Mutshenawamadi is a fourth-year student studying for a BA in Language Practice at the University of Venda.
Empress South Africa semi-finalist Vhatendi Mutshenawamadi. Photo supplied.
The 22-year-old Mbulaheni (Gary) Ridovhona has been passionate about journalism to the extent that he would buy himself a copy of weekly Univen students' newsletter, Our Voice. After reading, he would write stories about his rural village, Mamvuka, and submit them to the very newsletter for publication. His deep-rooted love for words and writing saw him register for a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at the University of Venda, and joined the Limpopo Mirror team in February 2016 as a journalism intern.