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Nic Manshon

Hi, I’m Nic Manshon.
Creativity, for me, started back when I was drawing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and entering Mother’s Day competitions for KTV. I always loved art as a kid and did it as a subject throughout my schooling career. 
If I were to be totally honest, I never saw a career in creativity in high school, even though art was my highest marked subject. 
Hence, I went to study personal training straight after high school and thereafter worked for Virgin Active for a while. Soon enough I realized that it wasn’t for me. Nonetheless, I believe nothing is lost with learning.
After having these feelings to change my career, I started exploring creativity again. That was a good choice!
The journey started out at CPUT, studying industrial design and serving at a local church, heading up the media department. After that, I got a scholarship for digital filmmaking at SAE. I never received a scholarship before so I was super stoked to do the course, not realizing what the future may hold.
I …

Nombulelo Mgabadeli

In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

My name is Nombulelo Mgabadeli, I am an upcoming fitness influencer and motivator. I am a philanthropist at heart and I make it my business to make these two to be more than mere duties but a lifestyle. Life experiences have taught me perseverance, discipline and to focus on my goals. Growing up in a rural area in KwaZulu Natal has taught me that it is not the nature of one’s background that guarantees success and excellent performance in life, but a determination to succeed.

I believe in academia excellence; I am a University of Johannesburg Top Achiever and a Golden Key Society member, these two achievements I hold close to my heart because I find identity and pride in stimulating my mind.

After being a victim of body shaming all my life from family, peers and friends that I was skinny. I arrived in university determined to find comfort in my own skin, I struggled finding workouts that worked for me, food that was ideal and yes, I was frustrated and ready to give up but as the confidence of loving myself bounces about my mind I realised that everything else is a journey that I have tackled with grace and a positive attitude. 

I do not wish to find this comfort for myself only, but also for all those I am surrounded by. Therefore, as the African saying goes, “Umuntu ngumutu ngabantu”, I love serving those around me with my time, love and what I can offer; wealth for me is not only about being rich but it is giving to those who cannot afford necessities. I run annual community engagement projects donating school uniform, sanitary pads and stationery. It is a journey and I am learning everyday how to best use such projects as a grooming scheme for these pupils. 

Where I am going is a journey I would have to walk most of it alone because only I can make sense of my dreams. 

Instagram: @nombuleloh_mgabadeli

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