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The government has withdrawn its support for the Miss South Africa pageant after it was unable to convince organisers to pull out of the Miss Universe pageant which will be held in Israel in December.
In a statement on Sunday, the Department of Sports, Art and Culture announced it would no longer support the pageant because of Miss South Africa organisers’s “intransigence and disregard” of advice against sending Miss SA Lalela Mswane to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.