Miss South Africa Natasha Joubert is delighted with the overwhelming response to the first phase of her advocacy campaign, the Natasha Joubert Collective.


The reigning Miss South Africa launched a partnership late last year with her alma mater, Boston City Campus, that would allow 12 South African learners, aged 18-years or older, to receive full, one-year academic scholarships to study at Boston City Campus. These scholarships are for distance e-learning studies towards a full-time undergraduate qualification.


Entries closed last week and the recipients will be announced this month.


Boston City Campus is a nationwide private provider of quality higher education which was founded in 1991 and today has 47 support centres, more than 20 000 registered students and over 25 qualifications and many short learning programmes for quick skills acquisitions to select from.


Says Joubert: “I am humbled at the response I received and, together with Boston, am selecting 12 candidates whose names we will announce shortly. The motivational letters I received from applicants were moving. It is heart-breaking that financial constraints obstruct the aspirations of so many talented individuals. It has just strengthened my commitment to do as much as possible, in the education and entrepreneurial spaces, to make a difference in some people’s lives. I’ve said it before that education should never be a privilege limited to the fortunate few.”