September 30, 2016
ICESA students take to the stage for Mr & Miss ICESA 2016
It was a day of glitz and glam for ICESA students on 23 September as the 2016 Mr & Miss ICESA Durban City were crowned. Nqobile Msane, first-year Computer Technical Support student and Sizwe Dlamini, first-year Public Relations student were crowned with the coveted title and will reign as brand ambassadors for the year.
As Mr and Miss ICESA, they will have the opportunity to be involved in community engagement and student programmes. Overjoyed to win, Nqobile said, “I feel so blessed and great to hold this title and would like to thank everyone for supporting me.” They each received prizes consisting of a Tablet, a R500 Pavilion voucher, a perfume set, a speaker set and much more.
The venue beamed with colour, and excitement filled the rooms as students took to their seats in anticipation for their peers to walk the modelling ramps.
The show began with Chris Milanda and Alzira White who embraced the audience with their cheerful on-stage presence as MC’s for the event. General Manager for ICESA Durban City, Neil Harilal expressed his excitement during his opening speech inviting everyone to share happy memories, laughter and friendship together.
The theme was neon and everything bright, reflecting the high-energy of the competition and what ICESA stands for.
On stage, entrants glowed with beauty and personality as they walked the runway competing for the prestigious ICESA title. Semi-finalists were selected according to their talent, beauty, confidence, appearance, presentability and personality. Outfit themes included all things pageantry from formal to sports and evening wear, reflecting trends of today’s youth. The talent category saw entrants singing, rapping, DJ mixing and performing poetry.
Academic Manager of ICESA Durban City, Tanya Govender said, “ICESA students are trendy, very self-aware and enthusiastic. The competition allowed the contestants the opportunity to display these positive traits. It was certainly a boost for student morale.”
Runners up were: Colleen Uys – 1st Princess, Nontobeko Maphumulo - 2nd Princess, Ayanda Dlamini – 1st Prince and Sandile Madiba – 2nd Prince.
The show included live entertainment by local performers such as Durban City Empire (DCE) and competitions for the audience to win amazing prizes. Three tablets were awarded to members of the audience who won various talent and dance performances. The grand prize included a draw of two bursaries valued at R25 000 each.
ICESA is dedicated to providing the ideal academic experience in South Africa for any student to discover their calling, develop and evolve on their path to success.
With two city campuses located in the heart of Durban and Pietermaritzburg, ICESA plays an important role in making higher education more available and affordable to people of all backgrounds.