SOUTH Arica is engulfed with heart-wrenching social ills that mostly affect women and children. That is why Miss Bachelorette South Africa 2020 finalist Siphuxolo Mazwi is taking a stand against acts of gender-based violence, rape, and femicide during the 16 Days of Activism campaign by hosting an outdoor aerobathon for charity.The event aims to raise funds for a charity beneficiary identified by the Miss Bachelorette South Africa pageant, named ThyRest Restoration Home, which assists women from all socio-economic backgrounds who have been victims and survivors of sexual abuse; rape; and human trafficking and sex workers who want out. Miss Bachelorette South Africa is a women empowerment project that is aimed at recognising and empowering mature, unmarried and independent women between the ages of 25 and 50 through philanthropy, fashion and beauty. This is the only pageant in South Africa that focuses on the above mentioned category of women. The aerobathon includes action-packed activities such as aerobics, Zumba, step and kick boxing and it will be conducted by Planet Fitness. Alongside the aerobathon, a self-defence session will be conducted by African Combat systems and Prestbury SAPS to enlighten attendees on what is legal and what is not legal when it comes to self-defence when confronted with an attack. Mazwi, a 28-year-old, was born in Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape and now lives in Pietermaritzburg. She is one of the top 16 finalists who are competing for the title of Miss Bachelorette South Africa 2020. She currently works for Agribusiness Development Agency as head of marketing and communication.The finale of Miss Bachelorette South Africa 2020 will take place in April 2020 in Polokwane in the Limpopo province. — Supplied.