Glamour South Africa Gets its First Black South African Cover Girl. Wait…

Glamour South Africa

Glamour South Africa recently unveiled it’s December 2014 cover, which is graced by the lovely Bonang Matheba, a South African television presenter and radio personality. And while many are congratulating her, others have a few questions.

Pontsho Pilane points out in a post for The Daily Vox,

According to Glamour SA, 54% of its readers are young black women. Glamour SA claims that “the magazine reflects South Africa’s rapidly changing demographics”; 54% of its readers are young, black women.

In a county where 70% of the population is black, it is both shocking and disturbing that a South African women’s magazine has never had a local black personality on its cover. Or is it just us?

While South Africa boasts an active fashion industry with many publications featuring local models and talents, I agree with Pilane’s assertion that the South African version of an international publishing brand featuring a black South African cover model after 10 years, is pretty disturbing, indeed.