Miss South Africa 2023: Get to know the Top 7 finalists

From the Top 12, only seven finalists remained to fight for the title of Miss South Africa 2023 on Sunday, August 13 at SunBet Arena, Time Square, in Pretoria.

Keaoleboga Nkashe was eliminated during the last episode of this year's Crown Chasers, a reality show where the finalists compete in challenges and one gets eliminated each week.

While Levern José withdrew amidst bullying allegations online, the rest of the finalists who were eliminated in the previous episodes were Ané Oosthuysen, Lungo Katete, and Lebohang Raputsoe.

Get to know the Top 7 finalists:


Anke Rothmann
 - 23, is a pharmacist intern who is representing the Northern Cape. She holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the North West University in Potchefstroom.

Bryoni Natalie Govender - 26, from Kempton Park in Gauteng and is a qualified lawyer working as a trainee associate, whilst awaiting admission to become an attorney.

Homba Mazaleni - 23, from Gonubie, East London in the Eastern Cape, is a qualified sports scientist and student intern at the University of the Western Cape.

Jordan van der Vyver - 27, from Durbanville, Western Cape, is a model and businesswoman who recently embarked on an entrepreneurial journey as the co-founder and CEO of an online pioneering platform.

Melissa Nayimuli - 27, from Butterworth in the Eastern Cape, was born in a multi-cultural home to a Xhosa mother and Ugandan father. She is a passionate storyteller and currently works as a television and film creative producer in Johannesburg.

Nande Mabala - 26, from Zwelethemba, Worcester in Cape Town, is a model, micro-influencer, philanthropist, and a triple major BA Arts graduate.

Natasha Joubert - 26, from Tshwane, Gauteng, is a BCom Marketing Management graduate, owner, and fashion designer of Natalia Jefferys, a company she started when she was 19. She was crowned as the second runner-up in Miss South Africa 2020 and went on to represent South Africa at the 69th Miss Universe pageant.

Photos: Garreth Barclay / Miss South Africa

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