An opportunity for youngsters to go and watch AFCON

 Africa Cup Of Nations (AFCON) games are looming large, and Total South Africa is partnering with 32 schools across the country, to offer tickets to lucky football-talented primary pupils.

Two Zandspruit Primary students have been selected to be part of a lucky draw to win tickets to attend one of the Bafana Bafana Games in Egypt.

According to Total SA’s Bran and Public Relations manager Nadia Vosloo, only  two talented  students (a boy and a girl) are selected to represent their school and stand a chance to win AFCON tickets.

“Total tries to work within communities that are close to our service stations,” she said. “we always do our best to give back to the communities in which we operate in. In this case of Zandspruit, our Total Zandspruit dealer has been actively involved in the community for a number of years.”

She added that most of the disadvantaged communities do not have the facilities and are not always exposed to sport events. 

“The learners really enjoyed our visit to their school,” Vosloo added.  They were joyful and passionate to participate in the Total AFCON Schools soccer games. This shows that these interactions are so important not only to expose the learners to the physical activity but to also foster a love of sport.”

At Total South Africa, Vosloo said, they have a lot of Corporate Social Investment projects that focuses on Road Safety, Education, Heritage, Sustainable Development and Environment.

Total operates in 43 countries across the African continent, being the number one retail network with more than 4, 600 service stations. The Total Group is a proud sponsor of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the title sponsor for the Total Africa Cup of Nations 2019 in Egypt, which will kick-off Friday, 21 June.

Total signed a partnership agreement with CAF in 2016, becoming the official title sponsor of African football for eight years. Total became the title sponsor of 10 competitions — three inter-club and seven nationals. The partnership started in 2017 in Gabon with the prestigious Africa Cup of Nations, which was renamed the Total Africa Cup of Nations.

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Dismantling the plight of local female artists

“It is very difficult for female artists to be recognized in our community,” said Rosy Mashale, popularly known as Roxxy. “It has frustrated a lot of talented girls.”

The community does not take female musicians seriously, she added. “I think people still have that mentality of taking men to be superior to women. But I believe we can all make it in the music industry.”

Roxxy is an upcoming RnB and Electro artist based in Cosmo City. The 19- year-old recently partnered with Lesego Mvumba (Troxy), another female artist, to release a single ‘Keep on dreaming’.  The duo explained the challenges they face behind the scenes.

“When you get into a studio,” Roxxy said, “you always find that the producer is male. In most cases female artists do not have enough funds to record. Eventually you find yourself in a tight situation whereby you are being asked to do favors for the producers.”

Dodgy things happening behind the scenes have killed female artists’ passion for their music, Troxy said.

“I think the industry is sometimes against us,” she said. “Female artists are always expected to show off their skin in order to attract followers, and that is not a good thing. We do not want to be used like that in this male dominated industry. Our aim is to give hope to all the ladies out there.”

The duo said they work together with a shared commitment to promote female empowerment through music.  Their song gives hope to discouraged girls in the community and it has been aired on local radio stations.

“The main aim of the song is to show that ladies can also succeed in music, hence ‘keep on dreaming’,” said Troxy.

“We are happy that people are responding very well to our song, and we are looking forward to shooting a music video soon,” Roxxy concluded.

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