Chuma Kobese from Cacadu (former Lady Frere) who was recently announced as one of the semi-finalists in the Miss Africa pageant 2020, is a living example of beauty with brains.
Kobese who holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in electrical engineering is a professional engineering technician registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and currently works for Transnet as a production manager for the electrical department. The beauty who is also pursuing a post graduate Diploma in Business Administration described herself as a self-motivated individual and said she entered the pageant because she was passionate about community development projects. “I am passionate about changing the lives of others and in this journey I want to highlight the importance of charity work and that one should do something for someone without expecting anything in return. I want to show the importance of giving back.”
The former Hexagon High School matriculant will compete against nine other contenders in preparation for the final pageant week and gala event set to take place around October, with the venue still to be announced.
A press release issued by Africa Pageants Organisation indicated that the pageant was initiated in 2001 by Carolyn Baldwin-Botha, the chief executive officer of Pageants SA, with a passion and a vision to make a significant and sustainable difference in Africa through humanitarian work in conjunction with the Africa Pageants Foundation. “The years 2016 and 2017 produced magnificent title holders who have represented Africa or their African countries at various international pageants around the globe. Africa Pageant are also the proud owners of the most prestigious Mrs Globe, Mrs Globe Classic licence, United Nation International, Global United, Transcontinental, as well as many more that they are super proud of. We have produced more than10 international winners in the past two years which is an outstanding achievement. For each international pageant, a different winner will be chosen befitting the criteria of the specific international pageant. This way, Africa can be thoroughly represented at the various pageants, thereby affording more African women the chance to compete internationally. Africa winners will only be sent to ethical international pageants that are in line with our own ethics and vision.”
Kobese said her personal attitude made her a great person to work with in and out of team dynamics. “I started a drive to supply school uniform for students who cannot afford it called Take a Boy or Girl Child to School. The willpower I have enables me to drive initiatives already established and still to be established in any space I find myself in. These include youth development projects. I would appreciate any form of donation or sponsorship to help better the lives of the underprivileged.”
She appeals to locals to help her win the pageant by texting ‘Ms09′ to 47018. Voting is open till November 4. To follow Kobese’s journey, search for Cumakobz on Facebook and Instagram or @Cumzaa on Twitter