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


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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