You Can't Spell Noble Without These Zalebs

These celebrities are part of something bigger than themselves

By  | Jan 17, 2022, 03:52 PM  | Connie Ferguson  | Top of The

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There is nothing more inspiring and heartwarming than seeing  our favorite Zalebs give back to their communities. From running charities to being part of a foundation that helps to uplift the lives of people, this is one noble cause that we cannot fail to recognize.

We have put together a list of Zalebs who are part of a greater cause and who inspire us to do better each day.



The Ferguson Family


At the top of the list is the Ferguson family who run and own the Ferguson foundation. Having been co-founded by the late Uncle Sho and Connie Ferguson, the foundation seeks to empower young people in the community. 

Being one of the most influential families in Mzansi it is good to see that they have come up with an initiative that is empowering young talent and providing hope for the hopeless. 


Nomzamo Mbatha


Next up on the list is this media personality who time and time again continues to win our hearts with her big heart and kind soul. Nomzamo is the founder of the Nomzamo Lighthouse Foundation, that is concerned with “Lifting the lid of invisibility and standing in the gap for society’s most marginalized and vulnerable”


The actress was recently in Rwanda advocating for the lives of refugees and how best to support them. Zamo is such a goddess doing the most and we love to see it. Keep shining queen!



DJ Sbu


Dj Sbu is one of the most loved and acclaimed artists in Mzansi. Many young people love and appreciate him for his success and knowledge, not to mention his passion for inspiring young people to stand up and make something great of themselves.

The artist runs and owns the Sbusiso Leope Foundation popularly known as SLEF that helps to raise funds for school going children and has so far been able to award bursaries to hundreds of students in the Gauteng region. We couldn't be more proud of such a noble cause.


Boity Thulo


Boity has always been a favorite for many here in Mzansi and we are glad to see that her kind heart knows no bounds. Just in case you didn’t know, Boity also owns her very own foundation known as the Boity Thulo Foundation.



The foundation was set up to address challenges faced by, but not limited to, the Women and Youth of South Africa through education, mentoring and empowerment. 

The rapper was just recently involved in providing shelter to victims of gender based violence. Having been a victim of GBV at one point in her life, it was good to see her support those who have gone through the same fate. 


Nandi Madida


This South African singer has never shied away from speaking her mind especially on matters of youth and women empowerment. Nandi is constantly involved in campaigns that help to abolish violence and issues to do with xenophobia, and also encourages girls and women to reman positive and confident in their  bodies.


Thando Thabethe


While many may only know her for always breaking the internet with her saucy bikini snaps, you will be pleased to know that Thando is also an activist of women and children rights in Mzansi.

Back in 2015 she started a campaign called Make It Stop that sought to address issues of gender based violence, having grown up in an abusive family herself




Speaking to The Citizen a while back, Thando affirmed her position as an activist and feminist who has neve been afraid to speak up when the need arises.


These celebrities just go to show that there is more that you can do with whatever form of influence you have in society and use it for good. Feeling inspired yet? Be sure to check out their individual charities and foundations and be part of the great work they are doing. 



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