SA Teen Ambassador Pageant

Ntandu Sgudla (Grade 10 Athlone) was crowned SA Teen Ambassador 2019. She was the youngest finalist in the group. She entered online and out of the 2000 entries from across the country, only 100 semi-finalists were chosen.

There was a workshop to teach them how to present their image on social media. From the 100 semi-finalists, they chose twenty-five finalists to go to the final round where they would pick the winner. The semi-finals were held at the Faircity Hotel in Johannesburg and the finals were held at the River Valley Hotel in Hartbeespoort.

The criteria for the competition were to be between the ages of fifteen and nineteen, unmarried, have a distinctive personality - especially when it comes to answering questions, to be confident and have a boldness in your walk.

What the title means for Ntando is that she can be the voice for younger girls and be an inspiration and role model for them, but with great "power" comes great responsibility. She is responsible for what she posts on her social media and is expected to be someone young girls can look up to.

Ntando hopes to become an entrepreneur when she is older so that she can start her own businesses and reduce youth unemployment.