Miss Earth South Africa director Catherine Constantinides is to deliver the fourth in the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation’s inspiring TutuTalks series for 2021 this December. Her address, titled “A Call to Active Citizenship: Stand up, South Africa’s youth!”, is presented by the Foundation in partnership with H&M South Africa and the African Leadership Institute.
Constantinides leads by example. She is a 2013 Tutu African Oxford Fellow and a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow who is passionately committed to real social change, especially in her home country, South Africa. Constantinides established her first business, a social enterprise, when she was 16 and was crowned the first Miss Earth South Africa in 2003. She is a United Nations (UN) human rights defender who actively advocates, in Geneva at the UN Human Rights Council, for the world’s most marginalised and vulnerable.