New brand ambassador
22 August 2013
SAUBA is a mentorship and leadership programme that is dedicated to interlinking social and corporate sectors while benefiting local communities and different charities.
After a long search that started in 2012, 11 women were chosen as finalists for 2013. The competition reached a climax at the finale event at Montecasino in Fourways on 4 August.
The finalists were taken through physical, mental and emotional challenges.
Part of their task was to create projects that empower, mentor and create awareness while giving back to local charities. The challenge was that the contestants had to do all of this without any budget and were not allowed to self-finance the projects. This meant that they had to draw up winning business proposals to get companies involved and get sponsors to support their individual projects.
The brainy 26-year-old, Myra Manganye from Mamelodi walked away with the title, the first runner-up was Soshankane and second runner-up was Cindy Seeber from Mogale City.
Soshankane said, "It was not easy. I had to divide myself into four people, but now I can proudly say that SAUBA succeeded in grooming me into a young entrepreneur and one of South Africa's Philanthropists that I didn't know I was".