Giving Compass' Take:

• Thato Mahlangu reports that Bonang Matheba is sponsoring an impact pageant to honor and support African women making a difference. 

• What are the pros and cons of giving to individuals is such a publicized setting?

• Learn how prize competitions can unwittingly enable misconduct


A new kind of pageant is coming to South Africa — and education bursaries are among the prizes.

South African media personality and entrepreneur Bonang Matheba is partnering with the People’s Pageant SA for the event, which will celebrate women who are helping to transform the world around them.

Physical appearance, unlike traditional pageants, reportedly isn’t a factor — instead, winners will be named based on the impact they’re having on society.

Among the winners will be 30 women and girls, awarded bursaries through the Bonang Matheba Foundation, with each bursary valued at R50,000 each.

"I want to share the knowledge and pay it forward by giving direction and inspiration to help young South Africans," said Matheba.

Read the full article about an impact pageant by Thato Mahlangu at Global Citizen.