Modern-day fairy godmother takes on local 'blessers'

Johannesburg - A 21-year-old arts graduate is taking a stand against the culture of blessers and transactional sex in Gauteng.

Simangele Shabalala is the genius behind a project that collects "previously loved" evening wear, or shoes, beauty products and services and redistributes it to Grade 12 pupils who cannot afford to attend their matric dance.

She told GroundUP that she hopes her organisation will disable the power blessers have over South Africa's youth.

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