NWU student makes it to finals in reality show

Issued by
North West, Feb 11, 2016

North-West University student, Natasha Sesing, was chosen as one of the six finalists in the SABC 1 Reality Show, "One-Day Leader". She is currently a fourth year Bachelor of Social Work student at the Mafikeng Campus and originates from Shaleng village in Taung. She is the first contestant from the North West Province to make it to the finals.

During the show, finalists will participate as teams performing tasks every week with the aim of trying to come up with solutions to some of the most prevalent socio-economic challenges in the South African context.

Some of the challenges that are faces are addressing the improvement of service delivery and diminishing drug dependency. The show boasts coverage in countries such as Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Botswana, and Lesotho, with an estimated total viewership of 5 million.

Sesing is also involved at the Mahikeng Innovation Hub as a project manager, serves as Administrator of Christ love in Mahikeng and represented South Africa in the 2nd Annual Global Peace Conference in Turkey in 2014. Furthermore, she contributed to the 2014 North West State of the Province Address (SOPA) titled Saamtrek Saamwerk.

Having been shortlisted from five thousand applicants and having undergone further preliminary auditions prior to landing a spot in the coveted top six finalists, Sesing shows no sign of slowing down her momentum. Her vision for South Africa entails seeing innovative enterprise development and education as core poverty reduction strategies.