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The Miss SA 2018 Regional Competition Comes to Cape Town

Monday, 12 March 2018

... as part of the fabulous Women360 Expo



The official Miss South Africa 2018 regional competition comes to the Western Cape this month as part of the not-to-be-missed Women360 Expo, a fabulous experiential event that takes place at Cape Town’s Grand West Casino and Entertainment World, Sun Park from Friday, March 16, to Sunday, March 18.

Former Miss World Rolene Strauss will also be in attendance.

The Women360 Expo kicks off at 16h00 on the Friday (March 16) with a fabulous fashion show where up-and-coming Western Cape designers will show off their collections as they vie for the opportunity to become part of the select group of designers who will dress Miss South Africa 2018 during her year of reign.

On the following day (Saturday, March 17), doors open at 10h00 for an action-packed day of activities.

This includes two Miss South Africa 2018 workshops, with panellists including acclaimed pageant coach and Miss SA creative director Werner Wessels, catwalk expert Andiswa Manxiwa, current Miss South Africa Dr Adè van Heerden; Gareth Flusk (Sun International and the Miss SA Organisation) and Suzette van der Merwe (Miss SA Organisation and Miss South Africa, 1990).

All those entering the 2018 competition or who have any interest in pageants are encouraged to attend.

Speakers focusing on health and wellness include biokineticist Letshego Zulu, who will be discussing fitness and healthy living and Cindy Nell-Roberts who will share her journey and provide valuable insights into how she leveraged the opportunity of becoming Miss South Africa in 2002.

International celebrity chef Siba Mtongana will also be in attendance to share tips in making every day healthy food choices while make-up expert Gina Myers reveals the innermost secrets and tricks of the trade.

Other speakers to look forward to include leading social media law expert, Emma Sadleir, who will point out the pitfalls of being online and how to protect yourself and be digitally savvy and Mark Grobbelaar, a 6th Dan karate expert and creator of the acclaimed Women INPowered (WIP), who will give a demonstration from his courses which empower women with tools to help them deal with life-threatening situations.

The day will end with a workshop, organised by the Miss South Africa Organisation, especially for those interested in entering Miss South Africa.

The Miss South Africa Western Cape regional competition adjudication will take place on the Sunday (March 17) from 10h00 with pageant judges Flusk and Van der Merwe, along with Bokang Montjane (Miss South Africa 2010) and radio presenter and TV personality Anele Mdoda. They will be joined by South African icon Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss.

Says Van der Merwe: “2018 is a very special year for us as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Miss South Africa pageant, and to mark this occasion, the regional competition will be open to the public for the very first time - so make sure you get your tickets.

"Our vision, as the Miss South Africa Organisation, is to inspire and uplift all entrants, so we encourage them to take advantage of the informative sessions lined-up as part of the Women360 expo offering.”

This is reiterated by Flusk: “We are delighted that the Women360 Expo will be hosted at our versatile Sun Park venue. It complements our Miss South Africa sponsorship as it offers a diverse experience that will entertain and empower women and men alike. From fashion to fragrance, health and nutrition, trends and tips, the latest aesthetics treatments and self-defence, we have it covered. The stylish Oyster & Champagne Garden will offer fabulous food and entertainment from local talent Sketchy Bongo and one of Mzansi’s most successful young female artists, DJ Zinhle.”

The Women 360 Expo is open on Friday from 16h00 to 22h00, Saturday from 10h00 to 20h30 and on Sunday from 10h00 to 17h00. Tickets are available at R60 from www.ticketpros.co.za.

Miss South Africa 2018 will be crowned on May 27 - at the pageant’s diamond jubilee - which will be held at Sun International’s new flagship Time Square Sun Arena in Menlyn, Pretoria. The winner will take the crown and more than R2 million in prizes. Registration for those wishing to enter Miss South Africa 2018 is now open on the Miss South Africa website: www.misssa.co.za

Women360 Expo is proudly brought to you by Sun International and Cell C.

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Issued by Ninesquared Communications and Events on behalf of Sun International. For more information please contact Stephanie Weil at stephanie@ninesquared.co.za on 084 999 8181

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