Too black for Miss SA party: Pageant flayed for excluding past beauty queens

Cynthia Shange won Miss SA 1972 and went on to represent the country at Miss World under the sash of Miss Africa South.  Image: Gallo Images/Sowetan As Miss South Africa celebrates 60 years on Sunday, black winners from the apartheid years will be sidelined. In the past, the pageant was a lily-white preserve with the formulaic blonde and blue eyed winners. Black winners entered the poorer cousin of Miss Africa South and later Miss Black South Africa until 1992 when the pageant became inclusive. Speaking for the Miss SA office, former…

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