Dlengezele and 13 other students will soon board a flight to Japan to do their Master’s degrees in various fields of study.
On Wednesday, the students were bid farewell by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Japanese Embassy in South Africa.
The students, throughout their stay in Japan and on their return to SA, are expected to help the two countries strengthen their industrial linkages, amongst other things.
Speaking to SAnews at the beneficiaries’ farewell ceremony, Dlengezele, who was crowned the 2003 Miss SA Teen, said she hoped to be a good SA ambassador abroad and unpack the untold story of the country to the world.
“The journey to break false philosophies about our country begins on my journey to Japan. It is ours, the ambassadors who are going to Japan, to tell our real life stories when we converse with our counterparts from Japan and other countries,” said Dlengezele, who will be doing her Master’s in Business Administration.