Beauty Pageants

Hot hunks flex their muscle over Mr SA’s ‘missing’ money

Mr SA is just around the corner — but last year it was postponed and now contestants allege money has disappeared.

Arts and Culture – Tebogo Lebanna

A 3rd year degree student at the Botswana Accountancy College, Lebanna is no stranger to beauty pageants.

Dawn of the new African queens

By upending common perceptions, the new Miss Uganda is heralding a different kind of beauty.

Africa’s Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant

The Chinese diaspora in Africa is getting its first shot at a global pageant crown for China.

France bans beauty contests for girls under 16

In a bid to prevent the "hypersexualisation" of children, the French State Senate has voted to ban beauty contests for girls under the age of 16.

Race is the rage as American-Indian wins Miss America

As Nina Davuluri took the title of Miss America, Haji Mohamed Dawjee looks at the harsh reception the first Indian-American winner received.

Miss Algeria to resume after ten-year break

After a decade-long absence, the Miss Algeria beauty contest is to resume on Friday in the western city of Oran, says organisers.

Curvy or slender? Beauty wars break out in Côte d’Ivoire

A war of words has broken out between admirers of voluptuous female figures and those who plump for a more streamlined, traditionally Western, shape.

Miss Spain competition goes bankrupt

Organisers of the annual beauty contest Miss Spain have filed for bankruptcy in the midst of a deep recession.

City wants probe into Jo’burg’s dodgy Miss World pageant

The City of Jo'burg has announced that it has requested the public protector to investigate its controversial hosting of the 2009 Miss World pageant.

Of tiaras and android beauty queens

Miss SA first princess Remona Moodley will be tackling Miss World, in Melinda Bam's absence. We find out what lies beneath the lipgloss and hairspray.

Miss Zim-SA: Finding beauty in exile

Foreigners were seen in a different light as Zimbabwean beauties descended on Pretoria, writes <b>Oupa Nkosi</b>.


Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders