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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>.

Good luck, my princess

Sick of the same old pageants? Categories in Pride Pooch include super Staffie, best rescue dog, looky-likey, dandiest dog and prettiest bitch.

The future of beauty

Definitely not your mother's beauty pageant. Or is it? <b>Lisa Steyn</b> reports.

Cambodia cancels landmine beauty pageant

A beauty pageant in which landmine victims were to compete to win a prosthetic limb has been cancelled after the government said it was in bad taste.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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