"The Miss Zim-SA pageant seeks to exhibit the talent and beauty of young Zimbabwean women based in South Africa, and is being held in the capital this year, following an outcry from Zimbabweans that the pageant should move from city to city in order to represent Zimbabweans all throughout South Africa," said Pageant Director, Thamsanqa Ncube.
"The theme of this year's pageant will be "Proudly Zimbabwean; Truly African"; and will go a long way towards trying to position the thousands of young Zimbabweans in South Africa, not only as beautiful and talented, but also capable leaders in their own right," he added.
Ncube believes the pageant will also seek to create a partnership between the Zimbabwean communities that live in Johannesburg and local South Africans, in what is aimed at reducing the scourge of xenophobia.
Sphiwe Sibiya of Showoffs Company who will train the models, urged youngsters to support the initiative as it was a once in a lifetime opportunity.
"All those interested in modelling mustn't delay in contacting us as we are there to mould their future. We will definitely try our best to help youngsters reach higher levels in modelling," said Sibiya.Post published in: Entertainment