Meet Our Ambassadors

Junior Mavuso

Junior Mavuso, who lost his left leg below the knee in a car accident when he was three years of age. He received a prosthesis from Jumping Kids in 2010 and has since gone one to set a new SA record of 4.74 m in the F44 long jump for gold at the 2014 Nedbank National Championships.

Simba Gozo

“You have probably heard about the level headed gentleman who is polite and loves to partake in intellectually captivating activities… that’s not me,” says Simba Gozo. “I’m LOUD, brazen and fun.”

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Benedictor Mokoena

Benedictor Mokoena is a law student at the University of Pretoria. As a teenager, she suffered a spinal chord injury and is now a prime example of someone living with a disability defying the odds, despite challenges she encountered as a disabled learner attending a mainstream school. During her Grade 11 year that she became involved with the Girls and Boys Education Movement – an initiative by UNICEF encouraging learners to become active social change makers in their community.

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KG Montjane

South Africa’s number one wheelchair woman’s tennis player, Kgothatso (KG) Montjane, was born in 1986 with a congenital birth defect leaving her no alternative but to have her left leg amputated below the knee.

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Adri Visser

Paralympic swimmer Adri Visser was born in 1988 without hands and missing a lower leg, as a result of German measles during her mother’s pregnancy. Two of her career highlights include competing in the Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008 and the 6th IPC World Swimming Championships in Canada 2013.

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SIMONé BOTHA

Former Miss Deaf South Africa and professional ballet dancer Simoné Botha has been appointed as a Casual Day ambassador. The […]

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JABULILE NGWENYA

Jabulile Ngwenya is a versatile communicator and content creator with a keen eye for strategy and detail. Born deaf, Jabulile […]

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Nenio Mbazima

Nenio Mbazima was born in 1976 and became deaf at the age of 10 after a bout of meningitis. He […]

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Bongi Pearl Mdluli

Durban journalism student Bongi Pearl Mdluli has been appointed as a Casual Day ambassador. The brave cancer survivor who agreed […]

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Prudence Mabhena

Zimbabwean-born Prudence Mabhena was born with arthrogryposis, a condition that deforms the joints; it has cost her both of her […]

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