July 23, 2024
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The Godfrey Mphatswe Foundation would like to announce the 2nd instalment of the Mr & Miss Albinism South Africa Pageant, scheduled for Saturday, 16th of December 2023, in Gauteng at Victory Theatre, Houghton.

This pageant is utilized not only as a platform to uplift but also to inspire and improve the lives of those who struggle with Albinism. In sub-Saharan Africa, people with Albinism face multiple challenges which restrict their daily lives. These include visual impairments and extreme vulnerability to skin infections and cancer due to the lack of melanin in their skin. As a result, almost all of them die of skin cancer before the age of 40.

Amongst this, there has been a discovery that has revealed that there exist multiple cases of discrimination in places of employment and an issue of acceptance of those with Albinism. With this movement of acceptance and bringing forward a community of diverse people, we are instilling diversity and opening a platform for them that will not only spark social acceptance but “Self-acceptance”, which is what the nation’s people should ultimately strive for.

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Mr & Miss Albinism South Africa contestants will be role models for aspiring models and instil lifelong confidence. Together, we stand against discrimination, stereotypes, and stigma against Albinism.

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The individuals crowned as Mr & Miss Albinism South Africa will dedicate their time to serving South Africa through charity work, youth empowerment initiatives and other incredible acts of kindness. SA has witnessed the growth and great representation of the previously crowned King and Queen through the leadership and advocacy for persons with albinism; they’ve travelled to several African countries to educate and represent the albinism communities. The pageant prioritizes building strong, confident, passionate and ambitious leaders. The contestants’ skills, attitudes and behaviour will be tested to determine the deserving candidate.

The founding CEO of Godfrey Mphatswe Foundation is confident that this pageant will once again be a vehicle of change for persons with albinism. He is happy about how the Albinism Community is responding to this movement.

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“We look forward to welcoming guests from various provinces and neighbouring countries – we promise you the best of the albinism community!”
As he is affectionately known, Gee is one of South Africa’s philanthropists and charity drivers; he is a former Mr International Africa crowned in Lagos, Nigeria, in November 2020. He was declared Mr SA Board member during the Mr SA 2016 competition; he is the SABC Unsung Award Winner. Amongst many other achievements, Gee is the former Face of BogartMan, an international model who was invited to represent South Africa at Ghana-Accra Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in 2018; Godfrey Mphatswe continues to travel around Africa through his modelling career and pageantry adjudicating invitations.

The event will take place as follows;
Date: 16 November 2023
Venue: Victory Theatre, Houghton (Gauteng)
Time : 17h00 (Red Carpet), 18h00 (Show Commencement)
Tickets: R250.00 (General) and R450.00 (VIP)

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