Bonang Matheba is serious about changing the world through supporting education for South African girls. The TV personality won the first 5 For Changemaker Award last weekend for her activism at a black tie gala emceed by Maps Maponyane.

According to W24, the award was ‘in recognition of her work as the founder of the Bonang Matheba Bursary Fund and for using her platform to advance social justice issues in South Africa and around the world.’

Bonang has big plans for this bursary fund going forward. She aims to send 300 girls to university in the next three years:

The celebrity also shared that, in 2019, ten more South African girls will get the opportunity to go to university. She posted about the Bonang Matheba Bursary Fund Programme and her passion for educating the African girl child:


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Wanna know why I’m smiling so hard? Because in 2019, 10 MORE South African girls will receive the incredible opportunity of going to University! Last night, we announced our plans for the 2019 Bonang Matheba Bursary Fund Program & boooooyyyy am I excited! I’ve partnered with an incredible organization who believe in my passion of EDUCATING THE AFRICAN GIRL CHILD! So once again, I’m taking my girls to SCHOOL!! Details will be announced in December 2018! @pennies4girls you INSPIRE me Sis, remember that target we spoke about?!! It’s happening, ONE DAY AT A TIME! Grateful to God for all the blessings – remember, God gives TO you, so He can give THROUGH you!! Let’s change the bloody world!!!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽💐💕

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We can’t wait to hear more about this incredibly important initiative in December. Congratulations to Bonang for doing the most for women empowerment! In case you were wondering whether or not this opportunity is for girls only, Bonang has an answer for you: