City mom wants to be Mrs SA




African News Agency


WIFE, mother and primary school teacher Julia Mudau can now add Mrs South Africa 2023 semi-finalist to her list of achievements. Mudau grew up in Upington in the Northern Cape, and although she comes from a small, “very disadvantaged family”, she knew she wanted to inspire those around her. On February 3 she was informed of her latest achievement by the pageant’s organisers, National Casting, following an event at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg. The Pretoria West resident said it was an honour to be part of a platform that aligned with her values and passions. “I am excited. Moreover, I felt honoured to be chosen as one of the semi-finalists. I was inspired by the vision and mission of this pageant, which is self development, self discovery, women development and community development,” said Mudau. Mrs South Africa is a self-discovery and empowerment programme that celebrates diversity, ambition and confidence. It showcases some of the country’s most phenomenal and talented women, and equips them with skills and tools to achieve their dreams. Mudau said her mission was to make a difference in her community and restore hope. “I was motivated to learn that Mrs South Africa empowered women; I then felt I would love to become part of their goal.” “The event received an impressive number of high-quality entries this year. The panel was looking for women who are interested in empowering others, who display strong family values and are passionate about making a difference in their community and the world,” CEO of Mrs SA, Joani Johnson, said.