Gallagher Convention Centre

Gallagher Convention Centre is a convention centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and is the seat of the Pan-African Parliament.[2][3]

Marking its first time, Gallagher Convention Centre was the host venue for the Miss World 2009 Grand Coronation Night.

Gallagher Convention Centre
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Gallagher Convention Centre
Address19 Richards Drive Midrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
LocationJohannesburg, South Africa
Coordinates26°0′07″S 28°07′46″E / 26.00194°S 28.12944°E
Former names
Gallagher Estates
Theatre seating
Enclosed space
 • Ballroom500[1]


  1. ^ a b "The 'big four' conference centres". City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Contact Us". Pan-African Parliament. Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  3. ^ Dlamini, Ndaba (2004-09-19). "Pan African Parliament opens at Gallagher Estate". City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
Preceded by
Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa
Miss World Venue
Succeeded by
Crown of Beauty Theatre
Sanya, China PR
2019 South African general election

General elections will be held in South Africa on 8 May 2019 to elect a new National Assembly and provincial legislatures in each province. They will be the sixth elections held since the end of apartheid in 1994 and will determine who will become the next President of South Africa.

Incumbent President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the ruling African National Congress, with the party attempting to retain its majority status and secure Ramaphosa a full term in office as president; his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, resigned from office on 14 February 2018 and was already ineligible for a third term in office as the South African Constitution limits a president to serve a maximum of two five-year terms.

Carmen Laura García

Carmen Laura García Fernández (born c. 1987) is a Spanish beauty queen. She was 1st runner up in the annual national Miss Spain 2009 at a gala held in Cancun, Mexico. She represented Spain in Miss World 2009 and was unplaced although she was Top 22 in the fast track Miss World Talent.

Elena Tedesco

Elena Isabella Tedesco Bardi (born October 15, 1991 in San Salvador, El Salvador) is a Salvadoran beauty queen who won the Nuestra Belleza Mundo El Salvador pageant in 2009. She is daughter of an entrepreneur Salvadoran mother and Italian diplomatic father.

She is fluent in Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, and Italian.


Gauteng ( khow-TENG; Southern Sotho: Gauteng [xɑ́úˈtʼèŋ̀]; Zulu: iGauteng; Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, Tswana: Gauteng; Xhosa: iRhawuti; Tsonga: Gauteng; Southern Ndebele: I-Gauteng; Venda: Gauteng), which means "place of gold", is one of the nine provinces of South Africa.

Situated in the Highveld, Gauteng is the smallest province in South Africa, accounting for only 1.5% of the land area. Nevertheless, it is highly urbanised, containing the country's largest city, Johannesburg, its administrative capital, Pretoria, and other large areas such as Midrand and Vanderbijlpark. As of 2018, Gauteng is the most populous province in South Africa with a population of approximately 14,700,000 people according to estimates.

List of Miss World editions

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List of Miss World titleholders

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List of convention and exhibition centers

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Midrand (Gautrain station)

Midrand is a metro station on the Gautrain rapid transit system in Midrand, Gauteng. It opened in August 2011 as part of the second phase of the Gautrain project.

Miss Gibraltar

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Miss World 2009

Miss World 2009, the 59th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 12 December 2009 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. 112 contestants from all over the world competed for the crown, marking the biggest turnout in the pageant's history. Ksenia Sukhinova of Russia crowned her successor Kaiane Aldorino of Gibraltar at the end of event. It is the first time that someone from Gibraltar won Miss World. In the past, people from mainland Britain have won.

Miss World Kenya

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Miss World Mongolia

Miss World Mongolia ,Miss Mongolia are the national beauty contest for unmarried women of Mongolia which is held annually with breaks. The winner represents Mongolia at the Miss World competition. The alleged winner would participate in the international beauty pageant Miss World. .

Miss World Mongolia was held for first time in 2005. The pageant became the national franchise of Miss World in 2005–present, Miss Universe in 2018-Present, and Miss International in 2001–present.

The current Miss World Mongolia is Enkhjin Tseveendash. She was crowned on 30 August 2017 in Holiday In Ulaanbaatar hotel and Conference Center.

Nuestra Belleza México 2008

The 15th annual Nuestra Belleza México pageant, was held at the Arena Monterrey of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico on September 20, 2008. Thirty-three contestants competed for the national title, which was won by Karla Carrillo from Jalisco, who later competed in Miss Universe 2009 in The Bahamas. Carrillo was crowned by outgoing Nuestra Belleza México titleholder Elisa Nájera. She was the second Jalisciense to win this Title.

The Nuestra Belleza Mundo México title was won by Perla Beltrán from Sinaloa, who later competed in Miss World 2009 in South Africa where she was the 1st Runner-up. Beltrán was crowned by outgoing Nuestra Belleza Mundo México titleholder Anagabriela Espinoza. She was the second Sinaloense to win this Title.

As the Suplente/1st Runner-up the Nuestra Belleza Internacional México 2009 title was won by Laura Zúñiga from Sinaloa, and she would compete in Miss International 2009 in China, but was dethroned on December 25, 2008. She was the second Sinaloense to win this T.

This year was the 15th anniversary of Nuestra Belleza México Organization, and on the final night thirteen ex-Queens were invited to the event. The Recognition "Corona al Mérito 2008" was for Priscila Perales, Nuestra Belleza México 2005, Semifinalist in Miss Universe 2006 and Miss International 2007.

One Night in Eden Tour

The One Night in Eden Tour was the first worldwide concert tour by British classical crossover singer Sarah Brightman. She embarked on the tour after success of the multi-platinum release of her 1998 album Eden. It started in South Africa and then continued through Europe and completed with several dates in North America. Over 250,000 people ultimately saw Brightman's successful 101-city worldwide tour.

Organised Chaos LAN Party

Organised Chaos (normally abbreviated as OC), was a monthly LAN Party held in Cape Town, South Africa at the Sunningdale Sports Complex as well as other venues in both Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth. The LAN has a current capacity of 540 after moving away from the Bellville Velodrome in April 2012. The largest LAN Party held by Organised Chaos was in December 2010 at the Bellville Velodrome with a total of 1263 attendees. Its main organizers are Dietmar Rheeder-Kleist, Lance Aylward and Kyra Rheeder-Kleist. It is currently the largest monthly gaming event and LAN party in Africa

Pan-African Parliament

The Pan-African Parliament (PAP), also known as the African Parliament, is the legislative body of the African Union and held its inaugural session in March 2004. The PAP exercises oversight, and has advisory and consultative powers, lasting for the first five years. Initially the seat of the Pan-African Parliament was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia but it was later moved to Midrand, South Africa.

On 28 October 2009, the second legislature of the Pan-African Parliament opened its first ordinary session and began a new 5-year mandate. South African president, Jacob Zuma, gave the opening speech and called for the PAP to be given full legislative powers and its members elected by universal suffrage.

Political parties contesting the 2019 South African general election

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) announced on 20 March 2019 that a record number of 48 parties had registered candidates for the national parliamentary election. This is 19 more parties that contested the 2014 national elections. In the provincial legislature elections, the total number of parties registering candidates are:

Eastern Cape - 26

Free State - 28

Gauteng - 36

KwaZulu-Natal - 31

Limpopo - 34

Mpumalanga - 28

Northern Cape - 21

North West - 29

Western Cape - 34The electoral code of conduct was signed at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng on 20 March 2019. At the signing event, a draw was held in which the African Security Congress won the right to appear at the top of the ballot paper.

Timeline of Johannesburg

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