The inaugural Miss Ghana South Africa pageant in association with the Ghana High Commission is set to take place on Saturday, 27 August 2016, at 18:30 at the Bryanston Country Club in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Tickets are R350 per person, R600 per couple or R3000 per table of 10. Purchase your tickets now to avoid disappointment and form part of history with this cultural celebration of Ghanaians living in South Africa.
Tickets info: www.missghanasouthafrica.org
The inaugural Miss Ghana South Africa pageant will see 10 girls of Ghanaian heritage residing in South Africa competing for the prestigious title at a glitzy high profile black tie dinner event. Metro FM’s Programs Manager of Ghanaian decent, Tony Soglo, and Multi-Choice Africa’s Head Of Strategy, Nonye Omotola, will play hosts on the evening.
The event will be attended by high profile guests such as His Excellency, Ghana High Commissioner, Kwesi Ahwoi, and his team.
A concept 6 years in the pipeline, Miss Ghana South Africa will finally come into fruition this year. The aim of Miss Ghana South Africa is two pronged. At one end the pageant aims to be a baton for the existence and relevance of the Ghanaian community at large in South Africa. At the other end, the pageant aims to celebrate the highly talented and exceptional ladies within the Ghanaian South African community and foster leadership amongst them to make greater contributions to South Africa from both a work and service point of view.
Ghanaians have been living in South Africa as early as the 1960s, with a larger influx of Ghanaians arriving in the 1980s to service Black South Africans under the apartheid government. Ghanaians came to fill roles in hospitals, schools and universities primarily, as there were shortages of Black skilled professionals in South Africa at the time to service Black South Africans.
Ghanaians did not take up political roles in South Africa like how some of the Indians did, but rather serviced the country behind the scenes in a loyal manner with integrity, providing excellent health care (under the circumstances) and producing excellent scholars that weren’t privy to Model C schooling.
It may be because of the quiet nature of Ghanaians that many people are surprised to find that Ghanaians have been living in South Africa for about 6 decades. Miss Ghana South Africa aims to shed light to this community that has been part of South Africa’s history for over half a century.
In recent times, Ghanaian South Africans (a term the Ghanaian South African citizens refer to themselves), have taken up roles in the arts, managerial positions in large corporate companies and the likes that their presence is quite known and felt across the country.
Famous Ghanaian’s living in South Africa include the likes of former Destiny Man editor, Kojo Baffoe; actor and screenwriter, Mpho Osei-Tutu; actress, Abena Ayivor; model, Kate Tachie-Menson; and African Leadership Network & Academy co-founder, Fred Swaniker.
Famous South Africans married to Ghanaians include the likes of Makaziwe Mandela, Hugh Masekela and Tumi Morake.
Special mention can be made of Ghanaians making strides across the globe such as former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan; OBE actor and musician, Idris Elba; footballer, Michael Essein; and actor, Boris Kodjoe.
Other countries and regions that have successfully incorporated a Miss Ghana pageant include the USA, UK, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy and Ireland just to name a few.
Tickets are limited, make sure to purchase yours now to experience and enjoy one of the many diverse flourishing cultures living in South Africa.