Finally it’s our turn Joburg! Women360 – the highly successful expo which helps women explore new avenues to enrich and enhance their lives and which includes the hotly contested Miss South Africa 2018 regional competition – comes to Gauteng this month (Following very successful shows in Durban and Cape Town, may I add.)

The event takes place at Carnival City Casino Sun Park in Brakpan from Friday, April 13, to Sunday, April 15 and includes the official Miss South Africa Gauteng regional competition which has attracted the most entries to date for Miss South Africa 2018.

It will feature a diverse range of speakers and personalities from celebrity chef Siba Mtongana and current Miss South Africa Dr Adè van Heerden to social media law expert Emma Sadleir.

TheWomen360 Expo will also offer a diverse experience with everything from fashion and fragrance, health and nutrition to the latest aesthetics treatments and self-defence. The stylish Oyster & Champagne Garden will offer fabulous food as well as entertainment from Sketchy Bongo and DJ Zinhle.

The Women360 Expo opens at 16h00 on the Friday (April 13) with a fashion show at 19h30 where up-and-coming Gauteng designers will show off their collections as they vie for the opportunity to become part of the select group of designers who will dress Miss South Africa 2018 during her year of reign.

On the following day (Saturday, April 14), doors will open at 10h00 for an action-packed day of activities with the stage programme commencing at 12h00. The Miss South Africa Organisation has set aside various workshops and Q&As, especially for those interested in entering Miss South Africa.

Focusing on health and wellness is biokineticist Letshego Zulu, who will be discussing fitness and healthy living while Dr Adè van Heerden (Miss SA 2018) speaks on mental health, depression, eating disorders and anxiety.

There’s also make-up expert Gina Myers who reveals the innermost secrets and tricks of the trade; leading social media law expert Emma Sadleir who will point out the pitfalls of being online, how to protect yourself and be digitally savvy and Mark Grobbelaar, a 6th Dan karate expert and creator of the acclaimed Women INPowered (WIP) who will give a demonstration from his courses which empower women with tools to help them deal with life-threatening situations.

The day will end with a workshop, organised by the Miss South Africa Organisation, targeting those interested in entering Miss South Africa. Experts include renowned pageant coach and Miss South Africa creative director Werner Wessels followed by a masterclass by catwalk queen Andiswa Manxiwa.

The Miss South Africa Gauteng regional competition adjudication will take place on the Sunday (April 15) with pageant judges Bokang Montjane (Miss South Africa 2010), Gareth Flusk (Sun International and the Miss SA Organisation) and Suzette van der Merwe (Miss South Africa, 1990 and the Miss SA Organisation) and a special judge to be announced closer to the time. Due to the overwhelming number of entries received, it will now start at 08h00.

The Women 360 Expo is open on Friday from 16h00 to 22h00, Saturday from 10h00 to 20h30 and on Sunday from 08h00 until judging in complete. Tickets are available at R60 from www.ticketpros.co.za

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