Since clinching her Miss Heritage SA title last year, Nobenathi Ncwana has been on a roll to do more for her community.
Next on her list is competing in the Miss Heritage Global pageant in Accra, Ghana from August 11 to 20.
In terms of preparing for the competition, she is confident that she will give fellow contestants a run for their money.
“We’ve received a blank score sheet and I think it’s safe to say all they want is someone who is going to present their country’s heritage.
“Luckily for me, heritage is in the heart of SA so I intend to present to them the best of SA and bring the crown home,” Ncwana said.
She said the experience of being Miss Heritage SA since October 2018 has taught her to stay positive, noting that nothing worthwhile comes easy.
“I’ve been feeding myself with knowledge in relation to my heritage and keeping an eye on what’s happening around the world.
“Physically, I’m trying to keep healthy and fit but luckily there is no bikini section so there is not too much pressure to have a fit body,” she said.
In terms of her community work, she attended a youth celebration event in Tsomo and was also part of the Rise Against Hunger at Hemigways Mall for the International Mandela Day, packing food parcels (see page 13).
“I did my own soup kitchen for disadvantaged homes in Quigney, where I was serving bread with soup and some fruit,” Ncwana said.
In a previous article (Student wins pageant, November 1 2018), the GO! reported that Ncwana was a third-year BCom Accounting student.
She has since graduated and is now a finance intern for an Eastern Cape company.
Voting for SA can be done via https://pageantvote.net/pageants/132/contestants/571 where Ncwana stands a better chance to win the crown of Miss Heritage Global.
Alternatively, follow her social media accounts @nathi_ncwana on Instagram and Nobenathi Ncwana on Facebook to keep updated.