CHARMAIN NAIDOO: The strong women of 1956 march on in Miss SA 2019
The Miss SA beauty pageant of yore are not like today’s; for starters, its open to women of all colours
We teased my mother mercilessly as children about how she shared a name with the first ever Miss SA: Norma Vorster. Norma Naidoo, Norma Vorster.
She’d snap a friendly towel at our bottoms as we raced around our family home in Ladysmith chanting “Norma Naidoo, Norma Voster”.