Mr South Africa (Mr SA) is not your conventional type of pageant or competition. Rather, it has been a competition in search for model-males and aspirational/well-rounded men to be a role model to the youth and act as a leader to inspire and motivate others. Unlike Miss South Africa, it is an independent entity that empowers winners of the prestigious title to use as a springboard to effect change in the broader communities.


Habib Noorbhai, the current Mr South Africa 2017, is a Lecturer and Researcher in Sports Science at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). He is also a Biokineticist, Humanitarian and Speaker. He completed a BA in Sport Psychology (UJ), Honours in Biokinetics (UKZN), MPhil in Biokinetics (UCT) and is currently doing his PhD on cricket batting at UCT with Prof Tim Noakes. In 2013, he was voted in South Africa’s top 100 brightest young minds and in 2015, he was nominated among Mail and Guardians top 200 young South Africans. He is also the Founder of an NPO called The Humanitarians (


Habib has never modeled before in his life. One of the main reasons for entering Mr SA was to leverage the community work for his NPO – The Humanitarians. He founded The Humanitarians in 2013 and the main aims are to create a sustainable and innovative society through health, education, sport, innovation and sustainable living. These are all measured through research. Using the Mr SA brand was a great platform (and still is) to use as a springboard to open doors for exposure and opportunities for funding.


With Habib having a permanent position at CPUT, being a voluntary Director to The Humanitarians and now as the new Mr SA, he has added responsibility for his country that he passionately wishes to serve and effect change. Although he does well at effectively managing a number of priorities, he needs to further sustain himself so that he can meet his previously stated intentions and objectives for making a sustainable difference people’s lives.


As such, Habib is available for the following:

  • Emcee
  • Keynote Speaking
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Corporate Wellness


Profiled talks of Habib can be seen on his Youtube Channel or website.

For further enquiries, Habib’s PA can be contacted at:


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Submissions close on the 28 February 2017.

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