A first year Wits student is in the running for the Miss Varsity Shield crown.

A first year BA Law student at Wits University is in the running for the Miss Varsity Shield crown. Errin Brits, the current Miss Wits Varsity Shield, is one of five finalists who will compete for the Varsity Shield crown at the final Varsity Shield rugby match of the season.

The 19-year-old, who matriculated from Northcliff High school last year, says Miss Wits is an excellent platform to exercise her passion to uplift others. “I am very proud to be a Wits student and I thought that there is no better way to show my pride than to become an ambassador for Wits as Miss Wits 2016,” she says.

Her role model is former Miss South Africa, Melinda Bam, and says she lives by Bam’s coined phrase, “live to inspire, inspire to live”.


Errin Brits is Miss Wits 2016 and is hoping to become Miss Varsity Shield.                      Photo: Provided

When asked what the essence of being a woman is, Brits told Wits Vuvuzela that “there is no set definition, it is entirely a woman’s choice as to what she chooses to become, making each woman different.”

The other four finalists joining Brits are Olwethu Mbulawa (UWC), Bongiwe Kavi (UFH), Aphiwe Siko (TUT), Angel Phindile Ndimande (UKZN).

The final judging for Miss Varsity Shield took place this weekend and the winner be announced at the final game, the date of which is yet to be confirmed.