Katryn Barwise – Teddy Drive for Thula Thula Baby House 23 Jul’13

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I love teddies since I was a little girl and upon a recent visit to Thula Thula Baby house in Mokopane I noticed that these babies didn't have any soft toys. I then started collecting Teddy bears for them and on 23 July'13 I went to donate it to them. [...]

Katryn Barwise – Literary fair with the Mayor of Polokwane & Metro FM 18 Jul’13

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 I was fortunate enough to have been invited to attend the Literary Fair organized by the Executive Mayor of Polokwane Municipality Councillor Freddy Greaver whom I did many events with last year as Miss Limpopo'12. This function was a live broadcast on air with Metro FM and it was all [...]

Katryn Barwise – Polokwane Clean-up Mandela Day Project 3

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On Nelson Mandela day I organized a clean-up in the afternoon to clean the street where residents of polokwane created a Mandela wall. People and children took turns to paste letters to Tata on this wall and it broke my heart to see how dirty this street was. I invited [...]

Katryn Barwise – Mandela Day project 2 Ngwana Baby House 18 July’13

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A baby is born with a need to be loved. How often do we forget how lucky and blessed we are to have parents? On Mandela Day 18 July’13 I visited Ngwana Baby House in Polokwane to give love to abandoned babies who didn’t ask to be left on side [...]


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                   On the 25 June 2013 I was honoured with the news of being selected as a National semi-finalist for the Miss Earth South Africa 2013 programme. On the 26 June 2013 we set off on our green adventure to the city [...]

EAST COAST RADIO-Emma Seager On the Drive With Damon

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On Monday, 15 July 2013, I was hosted by East Coast Radio and Damon Beard on the Drive with Damon for an exclusive Interview. I am so thankful to have  had this opportunity to share all that I am involved in on my green journey with Miss Earth [...]

Lucy Purdon: Down to earth with the MESA Semi Finalists Week in Jozi – 30 June-3 July

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After an awesome four days in Cape Town with the MESA Semi-Finalists, we were still excited and ready as ever to carry out the last three days with all the energy and fulfilment we had in us from day one. We went straight from the airport to have a lovely [...]

Katryn Barwise – 1st Mandela Day project God’s Haven Old Age Home Tzaneen 17 July’13

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I have a very soft place in my heart for the elderly. I always admire the way they appreciate every little thing in life, so I decided to start my first Mandela Day project at God’s Haven Old Age Home in Tzaneen. On 17 July’13 I visited this elderly home [...]

Shante Gumede- Cape Town

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My very first time being there! Everybody didn’t get much sleep because of all the anxiety over the last few days, and now the excitement! So much happened I’m not sure where to start! We went to the Orangezicht City Farm which is an organic farm with a rich Dutch [...]

Shante Gumede- Johannesburg

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Johannesburg Trip It was a bitter sweet feeling when we had to leave Cape Town but more awaited us in Johannesburg. More learning, more greening. SAPPI was one of our first stops. We all at first thought, “how can we be associated with a company that manufactures paper [...]

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