Miss SA launches Mandela Day drive

2011-07-05 14:41
Siyathemba Ben
Johannesburg - Miss South Africa Bokang Montjane has teamed up with M-Net Cares to launch a new initiative as part of Mandela Day.

Montjane is asking South Africans to donate books to the primary school she went to as a little girl in Limpopo. She intends to open a library at the school towards the end of July. 

"I want to re-instil a culture of reading in schools. I believe that for children to develop as individuals they need to read. Reading helps pave the way to a successful and productive future.  Reading enhances lives," said  Montjane.

Readers Society of South Africa has donated 1 000 books to kick-start Montjane's campaign.

Mandela Day is celebrated on July 18, the former president's birthday. The country is asked to dedicate 67 minutes of their time and make a difference in other people's lives on this day.

Montjane is also involved in several other projects including the Teddy Bear Clinic and Reach for a Dream. She intends to make the whole month of July a time of giving.


  • sushiqueen2 - 2011-07-05 15:31

    Beautiful girl, but her eyebrows leave much to be desired...

      Michael - 2011-07-05 19:09

      @Sushiqueen2, shame on you...what does eyebrows have to do with brains? Gone are the centuries where beauty queens were judged only on looks!!! Above all, the article is about her leading the campaign linked to literacy in a rural area. You belong to Taung skull generation.

  • Charlton10 - 2011-07-05 15:39

    Where were you all this time after winning the title. Straight hair outside, still curly inside.

  • Fedup - 2011-07-05 16:28

    Her eyebrows scare me and she has a fat lip in this picture

      Michael - 2011-07-05 19:11

      Check my comment in response to a moron suhiqueen2. You surely belong to the same zoo!!!

  • james4usa - 2011-07-05 19:48

    She has DNA problems, Afro within 3% of Ocean Invertebrate Euro 4%, big spread. Source any Bio Chemist with PHD in Nano Tech.

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