Glamorous entertainment took center stage on 4 May at Cosmo City Junior when Nosipho Signoria Hashe (NSH) Youth Empowerment hosted this year’s pageant.
The pageant was divided into three categories: Little Miss and Mr. Cosmo City; Junior Miss and Mr. Cosmo City; and Miss and Mr. Petite.
The event attracted scores of young people from the community. Incredible performances from Tito Khoza Jackson, Lady E, Diepsloot Finest, Cash Masira, Silence Suicidal, Thabza Boy, Slesh Marc, Lala Gots and others gave the event an electrifying atmosphere.
The judges of the day narrowed their selection from 14 contestants to six finalists: Thuli Gold Tshikalane and Thomas Mkhwanazi (Junior Miss and Mr. Cosmo City), Karabo Monyane and Mashudu Ngwelo (Little Miss and Mr. Cosmo City), Lethokuhle Ngxabani (Miss Petite) Tebogo Majola (Miss Junior Princess).
Nina Gee and NSH properties awarded 12 hampers to the losing contestants. Base5 Guards sponsored the event with R4500, which they gave to the winners. Platinum Lounge sponsored the event with 20 T-shirts for the contestants and 14 soccer uniforms for Siyaphambili Football Club.
“A beauty pageant helps people identify their inner beauty,” said Nosipho Hashe, the founder of NSH Youth Development. “This is our first time doing a beauty pageant for little children. We want to show people that modeling is not about nakedness. The event was very important because we are aiming to bring change in the community. Such programmes help us keep children away from the streets.”
Hashe was happy to see local stakeholders coming together to sponsor the event, she said.
“It is so amazing,” she said. “I am very thankful for the support they are giving for the sake of developing our community. At NSH we aim to host more entertaining and developmental events. Our plan is to have at least six events in a year to make our community members happy and entertained.”
Hashe thanked all the people who made the event a success, including the judges: Pearl Mofokeng (Miss Cosmo City 2014), Althea Zanele Mathekga (Miss Personality 2014), Itumeleng Joyce Makemane (Miss Personality 2018), and Afro Jay; the make-up artist: elo M; the sponsor of registration forms to participants: Mr. Cosmo City 2018 Ambassador Dedam; and the event’s Sound sponsor: Ufulu Sounds and Entertainment.
“It was amazing and so interesting,” said Belinda Mahlangu of extension 2 at this year’s community Freedom Day celebrations held in Cosmo City’s Lesotho Park in extension 2 on 27 April. “Such celebrations will make people not forget about Freedom Day. It also encourages a lot of young people to learn and research more about it.”
Freedom Day is a public holiday in South Africa on 27 April celebrating the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994.
Green Roots Studio organised the event in which people from Zandspruit, Diepsloot and Lion Park came together to enjoy performances by local artists Costa Titch, Scima, WenDee, Nelly, Amo, Chronic Chillas, Tripple Bizz, Flight Mode Boza De Ghost, Electrocute, 245 Music, Ntsumpaman, Jammie and many more
“It is very encouraging to see communities embracing Freedom Day’’, said Green Roots Studio founder Oupa Klaas Mlomo.
“This year we are marking the 25th anniversary of Freedom Day,” said Mlomo. “We organised this event to express our joy and freedom as a community. It is a reminder to every South African that 27 April is an important day.”
Green Roots Studio decided to celebrate the day in an entertaining way, Mlomo said, in order to capture the hearts of the young ones. “Freedom Day is not only for the people who fought for it. Children deserve to celebrate it more as well. They should be taught about how it came into our calendar because it is an important day.”
Green Roots Studio plans to host more events in line with the South African calendar, he said.
“We have not been hosting these kind of community events for the past five years,” he said, “but we are now bouncing back with innovative ideas to give back to the community. I am happy for the event. It was a success and there were no reported fights. I would like to thank the community members who came through to celebrate the day with others.”
Monday, May 6, 2019
Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has urged all eligible voters -- particularly the youth -- to exercise their constitutional right and cast their votes on Wednesday.
The participation of voters is central to a well-functioning democracy and renewed hope, Kubayi-Ngubane said on Monday.
The Minister said this after casting her special vote at Khuthala Primary School in Protea North, Soweto.
She was one of the 774 094 citizens who have been approved to cast their special votes on Monday and Tuesday, while the rest of the country will take to the polls on Wednesday.
The Minister went on to reflect on the 25 years of democracy, saying government has consistently worked on improving the lives of all South Africans.
“If you compare Soweto now to 25 years ago, huge improvements have been made. No longer do we have no malls, tared streets and lights. Today we have all these.
“As the Minister of Science and Technology, [I have seen] many young black South Africans are becoming engineers. Many young black South Africans are becoming global players and these are the opportunities brought by a democratic government.”
The doors of democracy, the Minister said, have also opened for youth, who are now technology developers, competing globally.
She highlighted the draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), which was unveiled last September, as one of the achievements of democracy.
The draft White Paper sets out government's long-term policy approach to the science sector and readies the country for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Government developed a new STI White Paper to enable the country to respond fully to the coming global technological, demographic and environmental changes, taking into account the megatrends spanning the geopolitical, economic, social, technological and environmental spheres.
This is intended to address South Africa’s socio-economic challenges and modernise existing industries such as agriculture and mining, and develop emerging industries such as those linked to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The White Paper will also allow the country to exploit new sources of economic growth such as green industries, improve the quality of life of South Africans, particularly in poor communities, through improved educational and health outcomes, and promote environmental custodianship to safeguard the future. – SAnews.gov.za