Father’s Day: Miss South Africa 2022 Finalists Send Special Messages To Fathers On Father’s Day.. Father’s Day is celebrated annually on the third Sunday in June in many countries worldwide, including South Africa.
The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington on 19 June 19 1910. However, it was not until 1966 that a day honouring fathers became official when President Lyndon Johnson declared that the third Sunday in June would be Father’s Day.
President Richard Nixon made this proclamation permanent in 1972.
The Miss South Africa 2022 top 10 sent messages to the dads of South Africa ahead of the weekend celebration.
Anarzade Omar – Crown Gardens, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Your hard work, determination and the sacrifices you make to care for your family never go unnoticed. I hope you remember how exemplary your actions are and that you continue to be an example to the younger generation. Remember that there will always be someone looking up to everything you do, so keep up the good work!
Ayanda Thabethe – Taylor’s Halt, Maritzburg, KZN
Being a dad is difficult. It is a full-time responsibility that requires plenty of patience. But we know that you are doing your best. Thank you for the hugs and kisses, stories and love. For being our (your children’s) friend, protector, advisor, and/or co-conspirator. Today, however, I would like to ask for more from you. More than anything, I ask you to raise your sons to be as good of men as you, who choose to show up every day. I ask that you shape the minds of your sons to respect your daughters. I ask that you not only protect your daughters but teach them how to protect themselves too. It is no secret we are living in dangerous times, and things seem to be getting worse! This means that we all need to step up. You are the first influential man in your daughter’s life – set the tone for how you’d like her to be treated. Above all else, thank you, and please keep doing what you’re doing.
Itumeleng Parage – Central Western Jabavu, Soweto , Gauteng
Your presence and contribution to your children’s lives is very important. It is very much appreciated and of great value. We are so much better with your love
Keaoleboga Nkashe – Itsoseng ,Ngaka Modiri Molema district, North West
My message to the dads of South Africa would be to be the dad that you always wanted in your life. I want fathers to know that it’s okay to cry, to not always be strong, to be vulnerable and to be true to themselves. You play a very important role in the lives of your children. Forget societal norms of what a man should be and truly embody being a father.
Lebogang Mahlangu – Soshanguve, Tshwane, Gauteng
Happy Father’s Day. Thank you to all the fathers who have embraced the role of being the first love of a woman’s life and played an active role in our lives. Your impact can never be replaced. We love and cherish you. To all the fathers who have missed out on that opportunity, please know that it is never too late to try and play your part. We only fail if we stop trying.
Luve Meyer – Brackenfell, Cape Town, Western Province
Fathers play such an important role in the lives of our young generation. Dads help shape our future leaders. Thank you to all the fathers for leading, protecting, and supporting us. You are valued and loved.
Luyanda Zuma – Bisley, Maritzburg, KZN
My message to all fathers out there is that their presence is needed and felt. Continue to be available for your children and to be their shield and their hero. Having an emotionally unavailable father is probably one of the hardest things any child would go through. I can’t speak much on that because it’s not something I have experienced, but to all dads out there – please be emotionally available. Your children need you more than you think.
Ndavi Nokeri – Premier Park, Tzaneen, Limpopo
Today we celebrate our leaders, our heroes and our protectors. Living in a country where women and children are constantly living in fear, it is important for us to celebrate the fathers in our lives who show up for us and lead with love. We look up to you and are encouraged by you, and your presence in our lives strengthens us. May you enjoy this day.
Pearl Ntshehi – Centurion, Pretoria, Gauteng
To all our dads out there – you matter, you are loved, and you are seen. Thank you for playing the role of being our personal superheroes and giving us our mechanic lesson in changing tyres. Happy Father’s Day!
Tamsyn Jack – Somerset West, Western Province
“If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” – Mother TheresaFathers don’t realise the impact that they have on our lives. They are our superheroes. We look up to them for leadership, so it’s important to show respect and integrity in every word, deed and action performed.