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Battle over finances turns ugly for Mrs SA’s empowerment affiliate

Court orders that the firm’s books be handed over to ex-contestant, who alleges funds were used improperly

Senior reporter

A former Mrs SA contestant, who had demanded transparency,  has won a court battle for access to the financial reports of the pageant’s affiliate, Women4Women (W4W).

Chandrè Goosen-Joubert from Cape Town approached the Western Cape High Court in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (Paia) when W4W director Cindy Nell-Roberts refused to provide the financial documents for 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The court heard because W4W was a non-profit organisation concerned with the upliftment of women, Goosen-Joubert was entitled to know how its funds were disbursed...

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