Arts & Lifestyle Former domestic worker turned PR whiz inspires with new book

Former domestic worker turned PR whiz inspires with new book

A South African domestic worker who turned the tide when she became a public relations officer continues to inspire after recently writing a book about her journey to the top.

Ntombizodwa Mahlangu became a successful public relations officer after years of working as a domestic worker. According to SowetanLive, she has now penned the story about her life.

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Posted by Ntombizodwa Merriam Mahlangu on Friday, 10 July 2020
The former domestic worker turned PR officer

The book Brightness of Diamonds Through Soil deals with her journey from growing up in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, being a teenage mother and finally working for a big company in the credit industry.

She is an inspiration to young women, kids in rural areas, young mothers as well as others who grew up less than privileged


“When I was a domestic worker with only a matric certificate, I never thought I could be an author,” she said about the book, which took her two years to complete.

Mahlangu’s book will hit the shelves late August 2020 and she is not stopping yet. The 34-year-ol hopes to obtaining an honours degree someday.

“I’m super excited! This is yet more proof that all things are possible”, she said.