COPPERSTONE launched its first annual SA Bachelor & Bachelorette of the Year in 2011. This year will mark the 7th annual competition. The competition was started to find South Africa’s most eligible bachelor and bachelorette, someone who encompasses brains, beauty, entrepreneurship and the spirit of Ubuntu. It is NOT a match-making competition, NOR a beauty pageant, but a competition where individuals who want to bring about change can make a difference and create awareness through charity or community work.
Successful candidates are chosen country-wide for judging. A carefully selected judging panel of individuals who are specialists in different fields select the cream of the crop to battle it out to become the next SA Bachelor and Bachelorette. The finalists will source their own sponsors, compete based on several challenges throughout the year, do their own fundraisers and media drives before the winners are announced at a red carpet formal event on the 4th of November at Indaba Hotel & Spa.
This year we have also introduced 3 new categories. By celebrating the 2017 competition, we now have 5 different categories to compete in.
Our slogan for the competition is Be the Change. Desmond Tutu said: “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” And that is exactly our wish for the competition this year.