‘Fashion Meets Merc – Beauty Meets Benz’ was held at Hemingways Mall, marking the end of 16 Days of Activism
BEYOND BEAUTIFUL: Zikhona Ngxata. Photos by Wendy Kretschmann
RIGHTING WRONGS: Masimanyane Women’s Rights International founder and director Dr Lesley Ann Foster, was the guest speaker
BEAUTY BEHIND MASKS: Students from Zikhona Ngxata’s former school, Sikhulele High School, Mdantsane attended the event. Ngxata continues to support the school in various ways as well.
REGAL REPOSE: Zikhona Ngxata
ALL SMILES: Zikhona Ngxata
PILLARS OF STRENGTH: Zikhona Ngxata and FAMSA East London Director Thozi Sishuba
HAVING FUN: From left, Nerina Le Roux, Miss Teen SA 2020 finalist Sarah-Jayne Johnson and her mother Melody Johnson.
WOMEN FOR WOMEN: Friends, and supporters of Zikhona, Cebisa Matross, Noxolo Mashaba and Linda Bovana
SHOW OF SUPPORT: Sikelelwa Tsotsi (left) and Nomfundo Makwabe were there to support Zikhona Ngxata
BEAUTY MEETS BENZ: Sarah-Jayne Johnson poses in front of a Mercedes Benz loaned by Ronnies Motors for the event.
FASHIONABLE: Locally-based fashion designer Wendy H provided unique and stylish outfits for the Fashion Show.
COCKTAIL CLASSIC: Another creation by Wendy H.
STUNNING SHOW: Sarah-Jayne Johnson
STEPPING OUT: A stylish men’s outfit.
YELLOW SWIRL: This beautiful dress was also created by Wendy H.
ALL THAT GLISTENS is not always gold. This silver and white creation by Wendy H is gorgeous.
FASHION FIRST: Wendy H’s creations did the event proud.
BRIDAL BEAUTY: This gorgeous wedding gown and flower girl’s outfit were just two of many varied Wendy H designs on display.
MAN UP: A couple of male models also showed their support for Zikhona’s event and also for the cause.
CREW-CIAL: Members of the Team co-ordinating the event.
WOMAN POWER: Dr Lesley Ann Foster, Sasol Abbotsford owner Pumza Dcanga, Mrs SA Top 25 finalist Zikhona Ngxata and Nerina Le Roux
Zikhona Ngxata is the only Eastern Cape delegate to be selected as one of the 25 finalists for the Mrs South Africa pageant and, in her capacity as one of those finalists, she hosted a fundraising event for Women4Women at Hemingways Mall over the weekend.
Founded by Miss South Africa and 2003 Miss Universe runner-up Cindy Nell-Roberts, the foundation is about women helping other women and focuses on community upliftment and female empowerment.
The NGO aims to improve the lives of historically disadvantaged and less fortunate South African women.
The Mrs South Africa Pageant, which in itself is a female empowerment and upliftment programme, has partnered with Women4Women, the official beneficiary of the pageant’s annual fundraising ball.
Ngxata’s fundraiser, “Fashion Meets Merc – Beauty Meets Benz”, was held this past Sunday at Hemingways Mall and marked the end of the annual 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV).
Guest speaker for the event, Masimanyane Women’s Rights International founder and executive director Dr Lesley Ann Foster presented a positive and encouraging message
detailing the organisations plans to address GBV.