Miss SA Teen pageant cancelled

2012-10-15 09:38
Cape Town - The annual Miss SA Teen pageant has been cancelled due to financial difficulties, reports Sowetan Live.

Miss SA Teen, a pageant affiliated to Miss SA, has been struggling to entice sponsors for a few years now.

Sun International spokesperson Sue Klerck told the Sowetan the decision to cancel the pageant was a difficult one.

"The reason for the move was to streamline costs and the available resources into one major event," Klerck explained.

Lower age limit

Klerck said that the Miss SA pageant and Miss SA Teen would now serve as one platform and that the age limit had been lowered to compensate for the loss of the Miss SA Teen pageant.

Reigning Miss SA Teen Celeste Khumalo will be the last winner of the now cancelled event to attend the Miss SA pageant which is to be held at Sun City on 9 December.

Previous Miss SA Teen winners such as Phuti Khomo and Zizo Beda launched their entertainment careers after winning the pageant.


  • hamish.drake1 - 2012-10-15 09:48

    One down, one to go

      Jpeters81 - 2012-10-15 14:07


  • petrus.ngwenya.3 - 2012-10-15 09:57

    This is a tragedy. It will take blood, sweat and mascara to overcome this, if we ever do.

  • firstseed.mbeva - 2012-10-15 10:01

    Bailout is the way to go.SAA did it

  • Pieter Janse van Rensburg - 2012-10-15 10:02

    Its couse more than half of the money sponsered goes into buying BMW and Merc and the pockets. Nobody wants to see politics beeing paraded. Now the next one is Miss SA!!!

  • hasani.malungana - 2012-10-15 10:13


  • bretton.eveleigh - 2012-10-15 10:14

    Oh horror... what good news! hehe!

  • Phindile Manganyi - 2012-10-15 11:14

    whats happening to SA,why couldn't the money meant to be spent for the Department of Sports award ceremony to bring Beyonce,be distributed to SA activities and not to further enrich,international stars..Apartheid is being blamed for SA's failures but this is extreme

  • preshen.govender.90 - 2012-10-15 14:21

    Put it up for tender

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