HAPPY BIRTH­DAY MISS ‘UN­BREAK­ABLE’

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MISS South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, launched her “Un­break­able” cam­paign at a glit­ter­ing party held in her hon­our at the week­end.

Nel-Peters cel­e­brates her 22nd birth­day to­mor­row and said the cam­paign aims to ed­u­cate, up­lift and em­power South African women.

“This they can start to do by tak­ing care of them­selves and mak­ing wise de­ci­sions.”

She was in­spired to launch “Un­break­able” be­cause of the at­tempted hi­jack­ing she ex­pe­ri­enced ear­lier this month.

“It was an aw­ful ex­pe­ri­ence but I knew how to han­dle the sit­u­a­tion in the best pos­si­ble way be­cause I had done a de­fen­sive driv­ing course as well as a work­shop for women that fo­cused on ev­ery­thing from hi­jack­ing and rob­beries and how to han­dle these sit­u­a­tions to how to get out of toxic and abu­sive re­la­tion­ships.”

She said she was a firm be­liever in the say­ing “knowl­edge is power”, and the in­for­ma­tion she learnt on the cour­ses had helped her a lot.

“I want to set up sim­i­lar work­shops around the coun­try as well as a re­source where women can get in­for­ma­tion about places that can help them when they find them­selves in dire sit­u­a­tions.“– Staff Re­porter

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Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, will cel­e­brate her 22nd birth­day to­mor­row.

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