A Night of Spring Glamour
In September the SRC threw the annual Spring Ball; a glamorous red carpet affair. Students were dressed to the nines and got a chance to relax in luxury while they were treated to a student fashion show and the Faces of MSA contest. Our most fashion forward students strutted their stuff on the catwalk while the rest of the guests ate, drank and danced the night away.
The winners of the contest, Malcolm Maseko and Cheryl Kutenha, were chosen by celebrity guest judges, Armand du Plessis, Mr South Africa; Nichole Manalo, Miss Globe and Lexleo ‘Dr Smile’ Aliwal, recording artist, dentist, lecturer and model.
Raising Awareness of Modern Slavery
In October, CRIMON hosted an event on campus to raise awareness of modern day slavery and human trafficking. The ‘Sweatshop Challenge’ was an immersive simulation experience, designed to give participants just a taste of what the monotony, frustration and despair of sweatshop workers might feel like. Various tasks were given to participants, such as sorting rice grains into different colours and screwing and unscrewing nuts. The event was a success, and all who attended left with a sense of heightened understanding and sympathy for the victims of modern slavery and human trafficking.
MSA MUN Resolve Global Issues
Delegates from the MSA Society of Model UN attended the Johannesburg Model United Nations Conference XIV at the American International School of Johannesburg in October. This was the 14th year of the annual conference, which invites local and international schools and other prestigious institutions to participate.
The conference included intense debate, simulations and observation of UN protocol. There were also several exciting opportunities to practice international politics, diplomacy and international cooperation as delegates were challenged with resolving global issues and conflicts through drafting resolutions.
The five MSA students that particiapted were: Michael Ikem Asikabulu from Nigeria, Charif Fahs from Mozambique, David Canham from South Africa, Mbali Cele from South Africa and Muhammad Siddiqui (MSASMUN President) from Pakistan.
Christmas Arrives Early at MSA!
This year our Christmas to Remember event took place on Saturday, 22 October, with over 300 children from surrounding communities coming along to have a great time at the carnival-themed Christmas spectacular. The children came from a variety of institutions, including Bethany house, Cradle of Hope, Oasis and St Laurence’s Children’s Haven.
The event was packed with fun activities including jumping castles, a skating rink, soccer, a variety of stalls and a stack of beautifully wrapped Christmas presents for the children. There was also a reading corner for those who preferred a bit of quiet. Most excitingly of all, the children received an early visit from Santa and Mrs Claus, with a little help from our Academic President, Prof. Alwyn Louw and his wife Annette.