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WATCH | Supermodel Naomi Campbell dances with Cape Town schoolkids

10 April 2019 - 10:53 By Sumin Woo
Nelson Mandela with his "honorary granddaughter" Naomi Campbell.
Nelson Mandela with his "honorary granddaughter" Naomi Campbell.
Image: Via Naomi campbell Instagram

Nelson Mandela's "honorary granddaughter," supermodel Naomi Campbell, is back in SA and bringing smiles to children's faces.

Speaking with Suzy Menkes, editor of Vogue International, at the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Cape Town on Tuesday, Campbell said: "South Africa's like my second home … it's given me so much, taught me so much and I want to give back to SA and Africa, the continent."

While in Cape Town, she visited young girls at Marian RC Secondary School in Matroosfontein, and danced with students at the Amoyo Performing Arts Foundation in Hout Bay.

Campbell told Menkes she wants to change the way people think of Africa, specifically wanting to ensure that women learn skills to be employable and to get "big brands to invest in the infrastructure of Africa".

The fifth annual Luxury Conference, themed the "Nature of Luxury" this year, is being held in Cape Town alongside the African Fashion International fashion week.

The conference launch dinner was held on Tuesday at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in the V&A Waterfront.