Friday fact #19: First black Africa woman to conquer Mount Everest

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Meet Saray Khumalo, she made history on the 16th of May 2019 when she reached the highest point on Earth.

She is the first black African woman to scale Mount Everest.

She has been climbing mountains for the past seven years. She has reached the summits of Mount Kilimanjaro (5 896m) in Tanzania (2012), Mera Peak (6 476m) in Nepal (2014), Lobuche East (6 119m) in Nepal (2014), the Mount Elbrus traverse (5 642m) in southern Russia (2014), and the Mount Aconcagua traverse (6 980m) in Argentina (2015).

She has raised money to build an outdoor gym for Kids Haven worth R200 000.

She raised funds for The Lunch Box Fund to feed more than 60 000 kids.

She also raised more than R800 000 for The Mandela Library Projects and built a library for Isiziba Primary School in Thembisa, Johannesburg.

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Mduduzi Mbiza is a creator. Author of the book, ‘Human Education: The Voyage of Discovery’.