Beauty pageant contestant wants to make a difference

Wande Siswana delivering five bags of clothing to the U-Turn charity shop in Claremont.

Wande Siswana, 22, of Claremont, is a semi-finalist in the Miss Intercontinental SA beauty pageant, and she has been supporting various charitable causes ahead of the pageant’s finals next month.

The competition is focused on humanitarian acts of service, she says.

“I intend to promote a shared sense of purpose and belonging for all people and advocate for the safety, visibility, and empowerment of every individual.”

She has distributed 3000 sanitary pads she collected to 700 girls at Thandokhulu High School in Mowbray and donated five bags of clothes to the U-Turn charity shop in Claremont. She collected the clothes through a drive supported by Springfield Convent School, where she is the head of netball.

Ms Siswana is now raising money for a children’s shelter in Roodepoort.

To learn more about the work she is doing, email her at

Those wanting to see her make the pageant finals, which will take place at Gold Reef City on Sunday July 9, can vote for her by visiting the Webtickets website and searching for Miss Intercontinental SA.