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Mr & Miss Albinism South Africa Pageant Finalists Announcement

The Godfrey Mphatswe Foundation would like to announce the first Mr & Miss Albinism South Africa Pageant which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 27th March 2021 in Gauteng. The pageant will be utilized not only as a platform to uplift, but 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 a diverse group of 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 people of the nation should ultimately strive for. Mr & Miss Albinism contestants will stand as role models for the future aspiring models and instill lifelong confidence. Together we stand against discrimination, stereotype and stigma against Albinism.

The individuals who will be 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. This pageant will prioritise building strong, confident, passionate and ambitious leaders. The contestants’ skills, attitudes and behaviour will be put to the test to determine the deserving candidate.

The founding CEO of Godfrey Mphatswe Foundation is calling all the South Africans and the neighbouring countries to support their prospective King and Queen by voting online at pageantvoteafrica.com/pageants/95. Gee, as he is affectionately known is one of South Africa’s self-made entrepreneur and Mr South Africa Finalist 2016. He was declared Mr SA Board member during the Mr SA 2016 competition. Amongst many other achievements, Gee is the former Face of BogartMan, an international model whom was invited to represent South Africa at Ghana-Accra Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in 2018, an ambassador for Niteon Capital & Advertising in Nigeria and he continues to travel around Africa through his modelling career and pageantry adjudicating invitations.

The closing date for voting is on Friday, 26th March 2021. For more information, sponsorships and partnership contact us at albinismpageant@gmail.com / info@godfreymphatswefoundation.com or WhatsApp 071 964 7723 alternatively call 083 341 8420

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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