Johannesburg – Bonang Matheba has scored yet another gig, this time taking to the stage as the host for The People’s Pageant SA – a new pageant with a cause that will celebrate SA women who are helping others to transform the world around them.
Taking a different approach, The People’s Pageant SA will focus on inner beauty and the impact that contestants have made on society.
The competition is open to women between the ages of 20 and 40, who will have the chance to compete for the title of The People’s Queen. While young ladies between the ages of 13 and 19 can enter to become The People’s Princess.
Not only will Bonang host the show, but her organisation, The Bonang Matheba Foundation, will also partner up with the pageant, providing one education bursary valued at R50 000 per week for 30 weeks.
Speaking about the initiative in a press statement Bonang said The People’s Pageant SA is a great fit for her. “Being passionate about empowerment and education, this is such a great fit for for me. I sincerely believe that South African women can be the change we need to be as a nation, and The People’s Pageant SA is such a special opportunity to uncover our gems.”
She added: “This is all about passing it on and giving a leg up to those who are determined to make it. My mission for 2019 is dedicated time and attention to initiatives and engage partners who are in support of African women’s education and empowerment. Nd what a great partnership The People’s Pageant SA is in this regard.”
Prizes for the People’s Pageant Queen winner include R1 million in cash, a new Mercedes-Benz G Wagon, a R2.5 million luxury apartment, R500 000 shopping voucher, R300 000 custom jewel set, a monthly salary and financial mentorship for 12 months.
The winner of the People’s Princess title will be just as lucky, taking home R1 million in cash, a bursary up until the completion of her studies, a monthly salary for 12 months, a R250 000 shopping voucher, R250 000 to go to the school of her choice as well as another R250 000 to go towards the foundation of her choice.
The year-long campaign will be launched at the Capital on Park hotel in Sandton and will be followed by national pop-up roadshow starting in Johannesburg. Face-to-face auditions will take place in May 2019 and a Bootcamp in October 2019 will see contestants face elimination rounds to reach the finals in December.