An unyielding kind of twinkle – Thando Hopa on albinism and strength beyond all odds

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Thando Hopa is the founding delegate of the Global Albinism Alliance(Photo by Gallo Images/Alet Pretorius)
Thando Hopa is the founding delegate of the Global Albinism Alliance(Photo by Gallo Images/Alet Pretorius)

Founding delegate of the Global Albinism Alliance, Thando Hopa from Sebokeng, spoke about the value of poetry in advance of International Albinism Awareness Day (13 June).

Thando Hopa has a stellar portfolio, a formidable CV and a multi-faceted career. She trained as a lawyer and soon made history as the first person with albinism to feature as a Vogue cover model. She was a sexual offences prosecutor for the National Prosecuting Authority and then a Pirelli Calendar girl. 

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