Bonang's work in philanthropy and activism is not new. In fact she bagged her first ever 5 For Change Maker Award in 2018.
5 For Change took to Twitter to announce that their decision was based on Bonang's work at the UN and the World Economic Forum as an advocate for women and girls and the establishment of the Bonang Matheba Bursary Fund.
Bonang replied with a crying and heart emoji and a brief message.
“What an honour. Thank you.”
Speaking to Sunday Times at the time (2019) Bonang said she was honoured to be invited to Charlize Theron’s Africa Outreach Project gala dinner in New York for Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organisation that builds schools around the globe.
“Trevor Noah is someone who has inspired me and who I’ve had the honour of working with. To see him carry himself, SA and the dreams of so many young people is a reason to celebrate.”
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