Mr Gay World Southern Africa Delegate News

The organisers of Mr Gay World Southern Africa regret to announce that one of the delegates will no longer be taking part.   Devon Llywellyn, #MRGWSA1, will no longer be able to participate in the upcoming competition. Due to work commitments, he is unable to join the delegates for the week-long event that culminates in a fundraiser on Friday 22 September and the Grand Finale on 23 September at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria.   There are many beauty contests for the LGBTQ+ community, and the majority of them are easy enough to participate in. If you have above average looks and can wear clothes while walking on a stage, you can enter and stand a chance to win. Not so with Mr Gay World Southern Africa. This local chapter of the Mr Gay World franchise is in a league of its own, and not everyone who enters will be able to make it.   Apart from competing in various challenges, each delegate must run a...
Read More

Back to the 80s: The Past year

Words by Rian Pelati Just over a year ago, I saw a Gay SA Radio notification on Facebook, and cheekily decided to send Hendrik an email to get involved with the radio station. To make a long story short, an appointment was made and the concept for an eighties radio show was born.   Coming from a print media background, the whole radio concept was a foreign world to me. Most important thing in my mind was to name the new baby. After much deliberation, it was decided to keep it simple and the new show was christened Back to the 80s. Thanks to training from both Hendrik and Ethan, I was ready to move in behind the microphone for the first time on September 4 last year.   Or was I? Thinking that, reminds me of the first show I ever did, I thought that seeing that my show started at 6pm I was under the impression that I was to arrive at the...
Read More

Judgment Day is coming!

Delegates in the Mr Gay World Southern Africa are preparing themselves to be judged. Will they be ready for the big night?   Judgment Day is fast approaching for the thirteen delegates of Mr Gay World Southern Africa. And the nerves are starting to kick in as the judges are preparing themselves to select a worthy winner to represent Southern Africa.   The names of the judging panel have just been announced. The head judge is Rubin van Niekerk, editor of the long-running Gay Pages magazine. With a focus on travel, lifestyle, food, wine, cars, and gay life, this well-rounded magazine offers something for every reader. The second judge is Luiz De Barros, founder and editor of Mambaonline.com, South Africa’s leading gay news and lifestyle platform. He is also an activist and award-winning filmmaker, writer, photographer, designer and creative director. Derick Tait, who has been in the Hospitality Industry for the last 21 Years.  In 2016 he developed the Fortis Hotel Group and as part of...
Read More