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TOP BILLING pre­sen­ter, singer and ac­tress Jade Hubner is a house­hold name in show­biz. But what a lot of peo­ple may not know is that she loathes in­jus­tice.

De­spite her busy sched­ule as MC, voice-over artist, en­tre­pre­neur and part-time BCom stu­dent, the Cape Town beauty still makes time to par­tic­i­pate in good causes.

She re­cently took part in the first Fe­male Celebrity Fight to raise aware­ness against bul­ly­ing.

“Our fight­ing, putting our bod­ies to the test, was a mes­sage to stand up to oth­ers or for oth­ers who are get­ting emo­tion­ally or phys­i­cally abused,” she said.

“We live in a world with a lot of wrong and a lot of bad but there is also good, so we need to stand up for oth­ers, stand up for your­self and don’t be hes­i­tant to ask for help.”

Hubner hopes for a coun­try united in all re­spects.

“The way I see it, we are all hu­man.

“Whether we have blonde hair, dark hair, pur­ple hair, pur­ple skin, light skin, dark skin, we are all the same.

“I hope that one day every­one can look through the same eyes and see a per­son. I pray for a coun­try that can pro­vide warmth, shel­ter, water, food, equal op­por­tu­nity and a dig­ni­fied life for all.”

For Hubner, Youth Day sig­ni­fies brav­ery and a his­tory of peo­ple com­ing to­gether to fight for what is right.

“The first thing to come to mind is the im­age of Mbuy­isa Makhubo car­ry­ing Hec­tor Pi­eter­son,” she says of the fa­mous im­age which has be­come the stark re­minder of the tragic events of June 16, 1976.

Asked what she would change given the power, Hubner says: “I would find a way to pro­vide ev­ery man, woman and child with shel­ter, food, water and warmth.

“Not hav­ing those things is just cruel, it’s in­hu­mane. No­body should suf­fer like that.”

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