Earth queens, Carla and Rumbi

Carla Viktor and Rumbi Zinzi

Carla Viktor (25) and Rumbi Zindi (23)have both been chosen as semifinalists for this title and both are determined to make a difference in their community in order to win the title.
Meeting these two ambitious and self-confident young women, it is clear that this is no ordinary beauty pageant.
“To the contrary, Miss Earth is not about beauty at all. It doesn’t matter if you are tall or short, fat or thin, it is about what you can do to create a better tomorrow. It is a leadership and empowerment programme to educate communities about how to better and look after our environment,” Carla says. One of her projects is getting recycling programmes established at various primary schools in Brits and surrounding areas. It is about educating children from a young age that it can save our energy, resources, environment and money by throwing that can in the right bin, the recycling one.”
Carla is busy with her honours degree in psychology and will then do her masters. “I was always keen on a clinical psychology career, but working in educating children with this project, I have been thinking about going into the educational psychology field. Just shows you, this project has already changed me,” she laughs.
Rumbi says she entered to make a difference and bring about changes in communities and leave a legacy. “I am currently working on a project to bring running water to the Ten Rooms informal settlement. I have spoken to a school and was told that pupils sometimes don’t come to school because they do not have clean clothes to wear as a result. It is a basic human right that government is supposed to supply but does not,” Rumbi says.
Rumbi is a third year student at the Monash University of Australia with a double major in sociology and business management.
“I enrolled at this university after I spent a year in Australia helping to integrate Somalian citizens into the Australian community. We taught them the western culture.”
The two young women are looking forward to the road ahead to the Miss Earth crown. “It has already been so exciting and fulfilling and the help and appreciation is tremendous.”
The Miss Earth South Africa programme is focused on developing young women through the vehicle of environmental education. The pageant is a leadership programme that aims to empower young South Africa women with the knowledge and platform to create a sustainable difference in our plight to combat the destruction of South Africa’s natural heritage. The programme helps to create awareness of our environment, sustainable development, wildlife and the conservation of our natural legacy in South Africa, and ultimately the preservation of Mother Earth.
“We are excited to work with the current group of Miss Earth South Africa semi-finalists. Projects to be completed include a food garden or waste project with a primary school, planting indigenous trees in the community and partaking in the annual Miss Earth South Africa clean-ups. We look forward to seeing the results as these young ladies embark on their green journeys within their communities,” said Catherine Constantinides, executive director of the Miss Earth South Africa pageant.

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