Entries open for Miss, Mrs and Mr Deaf 2017 regionals

2016-12-20 06:01
Photo: supplied Mr Deaf SA 2016 Gerard Kroese encourages participants to enter next year.

Photo: supplied Mr Deaf SA 2016 Gerard Kroese encourages participants to enter next year.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE Miss Deaf South Africa Pageant (MDSA) has given inspiration, opportunities and support to young deaf women for over a decade.

Over the past three years the competition has expanded and has grown into a cause that enjoys assistance from various well-known and successful organisations.

According to Sonel Steyn, the KZN regional manager for MDSA, the pageant’s vision is to see South Africa’s deaf society develop through the medium of the beauty and entertainment industry, by enhancing self-discipline, confidence, freedom of culture and presenting opportunities in order to empower people through competition.

“The mission of the pageant is to stage a production of the highest calibre, featuring deaf people who are adaptable, flexible and rue heroes. In addition to this, we would like the pageant to become a vehicle which drives awareness and understanding of our deaf community,” she said.

Steyn said the pageant is looking for people with hearing disabilities and wearing hearing aids or cochlear implant in the province to enter into the Miss, Mrs or Mr Deaf SA 2017 as representatives.

“This is more than just a beauty pageant, this is to show the world that the deaf can also bring joy and purpose into ordinary people’s lives.

“Forever Resorts and MDSA - Miss, Mr and Mrs Deaf South Africa 2017 entry forms are now available,” she added.

Age groups:

Miss - not younger than 20 years and/or older than 28 on 15 September 2017.

Mrs- not younger than 29 years and/or older than 55 years on 15 September 2017.

Mr- not younger than 20 years and/or older than 55 years on 15 September 2017.

Closing date for entries is Tuesday, 28 February 2017. Preliminary judging interviews for KZN Durban participants is on 25 March 2017 in Durban and announcement of finalists is 3 April 2017.

For entry forms in English and Afrikaans, please contact me Sonel Steyn sonel.steyn1979@gmail.com or 074 889 4715.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.


Perfect dog-walking 1: Why dogs pull on the lead

Some dogs go mad the minute they see the leash, drag their owner out the door and once outside start spinning, leaping about and pulling their humans off their feet.



SA stats: The role of pets in families
The top 6 poisonous foods for your pet
Does your dog have separation anxiety?
Fascinating facts about dogs
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.