For over a year, Brand South Africa, through its “Play Your Part” initiative and comedic trio, Goliath & Goliath, have been travelling across the country to inspire and empower grade 11 and 12 learners on how to become better citizens.
This week they were with learners from Phakathi, Margot Fonteyn and Savannah Park Secondary Schools in Umlazi as well as learners from Sibonelo Secondary, Ngqabakazulu and JL Dube in KwaMashu.
“The Play Your Part initiative is aimed at inspiring and empowering all South Africans to adopt a positive attitude and get involved in shaping the country,” says Brand South Africa Acting CMO: Sithembile Ntombela. “The aim of the masterclass is to inspire innovation and entrepreneurship in business minds of the future, which is why it’s themed Play Your Part: turn your ideas into currency.”
Local Play Your Part Ambassadors, former Miss South Africa 2016 Ntandoyenkosi Kunene-Mthethwa and Refilwe Mthimunye also joined the Goliaths on stage to share their journeys with the learners, who in turn shared their own stories of struggle and triumph.
“It’s always such a powerful day with everyone in the room holding space for each other,” continues Ntombela.
“Having our own ambassadors join us this week, gives an additional layer of relatable context and we are grateful we could collaborate with them and make these past few days in the province a success.”