All set for Miss Indoni Cultural SA

2015-08-13 06:00
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Some of the queens who will participate in the Miss Indoni Cultural SA in October.

PHOTO: siya meyiwa Some of the queens who will participate in the Miss Indoni Cultural SA in October.

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TWELVE queens from different cultures will compete for the title of Miss Indoni Cultural SA at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in October. The queens, who were unveiled during a glitz and glamour event at Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg over the weekend, were selected from 12 cultural groups from nine provinces.

The cultural pageant was established three years ago in a bid to teach young people about their culture and to eradicate social ills such as teenage pregnancy, HIV/Aids and to establish a sense of belonging among them. This year’s event also honoured the life of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the African Union Commission chairperson.

At the event Dululu Hlatshaneni from the Department of Basic Education said: “We support such initiatives because we believe that culture should be preserved. There are certain values we need to instil among our children. We encourage provinces to ensure that young girls and boys participate in similar projects.

“Often boy children are left behind in matters relating to preserving culture. Education is a societal problem which we should all work hard towards.”

Founder of Indoni Cultural School Dr Nomcebo Mthembu encouraged young women to represent South Africa in a positive way in everything they do.

“We also decided to have a lecture on Dr Dlamini-Zuma because it is important to educate our young women on the women of power so they can grow up to emulate them,” she said.

For the first time this year, Indoni will also honour Dlamini-Zuma with an award during the final pageant on 10 October. The winner will walk away with a car

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