Andrea von Gunten: Hiking to new heights with Huis Andrew Murray Orphanage & the Cape Leopard Trust

Fresh air, waterfalls, mountains, nature, birds calling, sunshine…what more could you ask for on a beautiful chilly winter’s morning! On the 25th July 2015, I partnered with the Cape Leopard Trust as we took a group of 19 children from the Huis Andrew Murray Orphanage on a very exciting hike [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Conservation in the City – Urban Caracal Project Event

Laduma, Savannah, Fire-Lily, Jasper, Ratel, West, Marine and Oryx - These are Cape Town’s hottest new celebrities and they are taking the Peninsula by storm! An exciting new project has landed in Cape Town and is taking the conservation world to a whole other level. The Urban Caracal Project aims [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Partnership with the Botanical Society of South Africa

I am honoured to call the Botanical Society of South Africa one of my project sponsors and to have their support throughout my green journey in the Miss Earth South Africa Programmme. The Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc) was established in 1913, the same year the now world famous [...]

Andrea von Gunten: Rock Girls visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in partnership with the Cape Leopard Trust and Miss Earth South Africa

On the 6th July 2015, the Rock Girls visited Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens as part of the holiday programme presented by the Cape Leopard Trust. Rock Girl is a grassroots movement to inspire, encourage, and invest in girl-initiated and girl-focused projects in the private and public sectors. This amazing organization connects [...]

Thato Ramonyai – Bloubos Spruit Clean Up Campaign 

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0 #TeamUpToCleanUp Mondeor, Johannesburg Date: 30th May 2015 So much warm excitement for one morning:))! A day where I got to meet so many beautiful new faces, earth sisters from across all the regions in South Africa.   The purpose of this cleanup was to weed out Alien Plants that [...]

Mapitso Thaisi ‘ #MySchoolRecycles’ Campaign

World Environment Day was a busy day for me as a Miss Earth South Africa Regional Semi-Finalist. As I went from one school to the next ‘Greening Young Minds’ through tree planting and waste management education. At Brandwag Primary School, I was welcomed by a group of 304 learners who waited [...]

Mapitso Thaisi ‘Greening Young Minds’

On World Environmental Day, as a Miss Earth Regional Finalist, I had an opportunity of planting ten fruit (peach) trees with 50 Grade 8 and 9 learners from Kutlwanong High School in Odendaalsrus Free State. It was a cold morning, but all of us – the teachers and external stake [...]

Mapitso Thaisi “Empowering Sustainable Gardening in Communities’

 During the World Environmental Week, as a Miss Earth  Regional Semi-Finalist for the Free State Region, I had the opportunity of starting a new food garden with the Siyazehzela People with Disabilities. This organisation seeks to empower community members with disabilities with the platform to also become independent within their [...]

Cleopatra Mbatha: The Bloubosspriut Clean-up in Mondeor

It was a long drive from Pretoria North to Johannesburg Modeour, but we didn’t feel the drive as we had made a road trip out of it me and the Miss Earth sisters. It was beautiful to see all the MESA sisters with their family and support structures. I realized [...]

Nombuso Mnikathi: Africa Day after Xenophobia unrest

This years theme for Africa Day is ''We Are Africa - Opening the doors of learning and culture from Cape to Cairo''.  This is a declaration and celebratory statement of pride also a call to action for individuals and groups from all backgrounds and walks of life to join the movement [...]

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