Celebrities and charity work go together. Not only does it help those in need, but it also helps build their profile
But not all stars give back to look good.
These local female stars have proven over the years that they are committed to making a change in their communities.
They use their influence to bring attention to important issues such as violence against women, poverty and xenophobia.
With just a few days to go until Women’s Day, we are shining the spotlight on five famous women who take their philanthropy work very seriously
TV and radio personality Thando Thabethe is so passionate about women’s issues, she stripped for a good cause. The 28-year-old featured in Marie Claire’s ‘Naked Issue’ in 2017 to raise awareness about women abuse. “I’m an activist, feminist and huge supporter of women’s rights. The Naked Issue campaign has allowed me to celebrate my body, and I wish for all women to be able to do the same,” she told the magazine.
Thando has also given back in other ways. The annual Thando Thabethe Women’s Day Netball Challenge has raised over R200 000 for Bethany home and Nisaa Institute for Women’s Development. “Still one of my greatest achievements!!! Creating an event that allows us to put our heads and hearts together in an effort to make a change. It was 5 years ago that I started the Thando Thabethe Women’s Day Netball challenge, and to explain just how close to my heart this initiative is would be IMPOSSIBLE (sic),” she wrote on Instagram.
Still one of my greatest achievements!!! Creating an event that allows us to put our heads and hearts together in an effort to make a change. It was 5 years ago that I started the Thando Thabethe Women’s Day Netball challenge, and to explain just how close to my heart this initiative is would be IMPOSSIBLE. Over the last 4 years we together have raised over R200 000 for Bethany home and Nisa Institute for women development. This years theme is #PlayingItForward!!! It could be a cause or a woman that you would be #PlayingItForward for. This year we are doing it for Masimanye Women’s support Centre!!! The #TTWDNC would not be possible without our amazing sponsors who help make this happen!!! With each year let’s make it bigger and better!!! Thank you to everyone that has taken part in this initiative and those that haven’t we look forward to seeing you this year. Comment with the #PlayingItForward and let me know who you’d be #PlayingItForward for???