Charlize swaps stilettos for tekkies on SA visit

2013-08-04 06:00

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Hollywood star Charlize Theron swapped her stilettos for tekkies while frolicking with children during charity visits in South African this week.

She visited with youngsters associated with the WhizzKids United programme in Edendale, KwaZulu-Natal, on Thursday.

This follows on her official visit with President Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Monday.

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The Oscar-winning actress’ charity – called the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project – has funded various HIV-combating projects in the country.

Said WhizzKids United’s communications manager, Stefan Kunze: “As the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project’s funding is not directly linked to any programme, it is difficult to measure its impact in numbers. But its contribution to our work is significant and vital to our organisation.”

WhizzKids United uses soccer to teach children about life skills, gender equality and sexual health.

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