The official Miss South Africa 2018 regional competition comes to the Western Cape as part of the not-to-be-missed Women360 Expo, a tribute to the latest trends in various aspects of a woman’s life that takes place at Cape Town’s GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, Sun Park, from Friday to Sunday, March 16 to 18.
The Women360 Expo kicks off on the Friday with a night of fashion where local designers will show off their collections as they vie for the opportunity to become part of a select group of designers that will dress Miss South Africa 2018 during her year of reign.
On Saturday doors open at 10am for a host of informative and empowering talks and discussions. There are also 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).
Speakers to look forward to include Cindy Nell-Roberts (Miss SA 2002) sharing insights on how to leverage the opportunity of becoming Miss South Africa; biokineticist Letshego Zulu, who will be discussing fitness and healthy living; as well as celebrity chef Siba Mtongana, who will give tips in making every day healthy food choices.
The Miss South Africa Western Cape regional competition adjudication will take place on the Sunday (March 17) from 10am with Bokang Montjane (Miss South Africa 2010), radio and TV presenter Anele Mdoda as well as local icon Miss World 2014, Rolene Strauss joining the pageant judges.
Gareth Flusk says “2018 is a very special year for us as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Miss South Africa pageant. We encourage all entrants to take advantage of the informative sessions lined-up. There will be delicious food on sale and entertainment from club such as DJs Sketchy Bongo and DJ Zinhle at the Women360 Expo.”
* Tickets to the Women360 Expo are available at R60 from www.ticketpros.co.za.
Miss South Africa 2018 will be crowned on May 27 – 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.