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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 rea

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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