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Miss South Africa 2024 Top 30 officially announced

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The Top 30 semifinalists for the Miss South Africa 2024 competition have been officially announced on Wednesday, May 22. From 30, only 25 of them will get the chance to move on to the next round and continue their journey to the national crown. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss South Africa (@official_misssa) The Miss South Africa organization just also announced that public voting is now open. Voting will close next Wednesday, May 29 at 6 p.m. (SAST). To help your favorite semifinalist advance to the Top 25, just go to the official Miss South Africa App and vote. Your first vote is free. Who will succeed Miss South Africa 2023 Natasha Joubert? Here are the names of the Top 30: Janeke Van Tonder Chidimma Vanessa Onwe Adetshina Nokulunga Zungu Nobuhle Langa Layla Zoubair Sinenhlanhla Mthethwa Kebalepile Ramafoko Danae Kukard Lethaukuthula Ayanda Maseko Madri Van Jaarsveld Shane Maloney Naledi Matlakala Andrea Morrison Lebohang Khoza Mia le Roux Ontsh

Mister Supranational South Africa 2024 is Fezile Mkhize

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Former Mr World South Africa, Fezile Mkhize, was officially announced as Mister Supranational South Africa 2024 on Saturday, April 27 at Asteria Group Holdings in Pretoria. The 33-year-old medical doctor and television presenter succeeds last year's winner  Tylo Ribeiro and will now prepare to represent South Africa at Mister Supranational 2024 in Poland this July. Hlumelo Matsha was named first runner-up while Michael Benevolent finished as second runner-up. The new Mister Supranational South Africa hails from Port Shepstone in KwaZulu Natal and is now based in Johannesburg. He lost his father at a young age and during the competition, he said that losing several family members in the past few years has encouraged him to work harder to live life fully and make a difference in the lives of others. "I have been through very hard times but whatever happens, I will always be able to find the silver lining. Having experienced the hard times gave me a lot of clarity at a young age

Bryoni Govender appointed as Miss Supranational South Africa 2024

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Bryoni Govender has been appointed as Miss Supranational South Africa 2024 and will represent her country at Miss Supranational 2024. The Miss South Africa organization announced on Thursday, April 11. "This opportunity is a profound honour, marking a pivotal moment in my journey. It's a reminder that while some doors may close, others open wide, inviting us to step into new experiences," Bryoni shared on social media. "This chance to represent South Africa is not just a personal milestone but also a platform to advocate for the cause close to my heart on an international stage," she added. "I am committed to making the most of this opportunity, turning every challenge into a stepping stone towards success and every moment into a chance to make a lasting impact." Bryoni is an attorney hailing from Kempton Park in Gauteng. She won first runner-up at Miss South Africa 2023 in Pretoria last August. Shortly after the national pageant, the 26-year-old beca

South Africa's Enhle Mdakane wins Miss Eco Teen 2023

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South Africa's Enhle Mdakane was crowned Miss Eco Teen 2023 on Thursday, November 2 at the Concorde El Salam in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The 14-year-old beauty based in Sandton became the first-ever South African to win the international title. She succeeded last year's winner Cherisha Chanda from India. Anna Hoang of Vietnam was named first runner-up while Anthea Tofani of Indonesia, Anouck van Heerden of the Netherlands, and Phoebe Huang of China were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. This year's competition marked the fifth edition of the Miss Eco Teen pageant. The new Miss Eco Teen is a talented dancer, model, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She advocates for youth empowerment and the environment. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Eco South Africa (@misseco_southafrica) Photos: Miss Eco Teen

South Africa's Bryoni Govender departs for Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador

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Miss Universe South Africa 2023 Bryoni Govender arrived in style at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Tuesday, October 31 for her departure to El Salvador. Wearing a Warrick Gautier outfit for her departure look, the stunning 26-year-old was brought to the airport in a luxurious Mercedes-Benz with her packed suitcases ready for the Miss Universe 2023 pageant. "As I sit here ready to depart my heart is filled with such a sense of gratitude for this opportunity, to be able to represent my beloved South Africa on the biggest stage in the Universe," she shared on social media. "Thank you for allowing me to have this incredible responsibility, thank you for believing in me, thank you for making me feel seen, heard, and loved. I will carry each and every one of you in my heart," she added. Bryoni will compete with more than 80 other contestants in the upcoming 72nd Miss Universe competition in San Salvador on November 18. South Africa has won the Miss

Miss World South Africa 2023 is Claude Mashego

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Dr Claude Mashego was crowned Miss World South Africa 2023 during the inaugural edition of the national pageant held on Saturday, October 28 at The South African State Theatre in Pretoria. The 24-year-old medical doctor bested 11 other finalists to win the national title. She is now expected to represent South Africa at the 71st Miss World competition. Alyssa Joan Smith and Zoalize Jansen Van Rensburg were named the first and second runners-up, respectively, while Motheo Mokoto and Asande Mchunu rounded out the Top 5 finalists. Reigning Miss World Karolina Bielawska from Poland graced the event with the chairman and CEO of the Miss World Organization Julia Morley. Former South African Miss World Rolene Strauss was also present as one of the distinguished judges. The new Miss World South Africa hails from Acornhoek, Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga. She holds a degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Pretoria. Claude founded her nonprofit Young Leaders Network to advocate for y

South Africa's Bryoni Govender to wear sari-inspired national costume for Miss Universe 2023

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Miss Universe South Africa 2023 Bryoni Natalie Govender will be wearing a sari-inspired national costume at the 72nd Miss Universe pageant. A sari (saree) is an elegant and traditional dress worn by women from the Indian subcontinent (South Asia). Designed by multi-award-winning designer Casey Jeanne Walters, Bryoni's national costume is a tribute to her African-Indian heritage. The beautiful costume representing South Africa's rich culture and its diversity is decorated with traditional Zulu beads in a pattern inspired by a Ndebele print. "When Werner Wessels asked me to design the national costume for Miss South Africa for the Miss Universe pageant, I was initially a bit like, huh, what, me!?," the designer shared on social media. "But then the concepts of mixed South African and Indian heritage came together and I just had to create something truly special," she added. "I'm so proud of this piece and how it pushed us. I just love the colors and a

Belindé Schreuder to represent South Africa at Miss Earth 2023

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Belindé Schreuder has been officially announced on Thursday, October 5 to represent South Africa at Miss Earth 2023 in Vietnam later this year. The 27-year-old model and professional makeup artist hailing from Lephalale, Limpopo was named first runner-up (Miss Air) during Miss Earth South Africa 2023 last month in Johannesburg. "I am filled with gratitude, blessed beyond measure, but above all, profoundly thankful. Miss Earth holds a special place in my heart; nature is my sanctuary," she shared following the national final. No stranger to pageantry, Belindé previously held the titles World Supermodel South Africa 2017, Miss United Continents South Africa 2018, Miss Supranational South Africa 2018, and Miss Grand South Africa 2019. She placed fourth runner-up at Miss United Continents 2018 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and finished in the Top 21 at Mis Grand International 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. The 23rd Miss Earth final will be held on December 22 at the Saigon Exhibition and

Miss Earth South Africa 2023 is Zabelo Hlabisa

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Zabelo Hlabisa bested nine other finalists to win Miss Earth South Africa 2023 in a ceremony held on Saturday, September 9 at Sandton Southern Sun in Johannesburg. The 29-year-old entrepreneur and international multi-award-winning model from Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal will now represent South Africa at Miss Earth 2023 in Vietnam this December. She succeeds last year's winner Ziphozethu Sithebe. Belinde Schreuder, Duduzile Mbobo, and Zama Mbatha were announced as the runners-up and were awarded the title Miss Air, Miss Water, and Miss Fire, respectively. Overjoyed from winning her national title, the new Miss Earth South Africa shared on social media: "Guys please tell me I'm dreaming. Am I even supposed to say something at this point? If YES, what do I say?" No stranger to pageantry, Zabelo previously held the title Miss Heritage South Africa and went on to participate in the Miss Heritage Global 2022 pageant in Limpopo where she finished as the second runner-up. Road

Miss Earth South Africa 2023: Meet the Top 10 finalists

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Miss Earth South Africa 2023 coronation will take place this Saturday, September 9 at Sandton Southern Sun in Johannesburg. A total of 10 finalists have been revealed vying for the coveted national title. One of them will succeed Ziphozethu Sithebe, last year's winner who competed in Miss Earth 2022 in the Philippines. The next Miss Earth South Africa will have the opportunity to represent the "rainbow nation" at the Miss Earth 2023 competition in Vietnam this December. Who will become the 20th Miss Earth South Africa? Meet the Top 10 finalists: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Earth South Africa 🇿🇦 (@missearth_sa) Angelique Fourie Belinde Schreuder Brilliant Mangena Duduzile Mbobo Lesego Matlou Robyn Erasmus Shanice Radhalal Yolanda Ntuli Zabelo Hlabisa Zama-Shandu Mbatha Photos: Miss Earth South Africa

Miss World South Africa 2023: Meet the 12 finalists

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From over 50 semifinalists, only the Top 12 have been announced to continue to the Miss World South Africa 2023 national final this October. This year's pageant will be the first edition of a standalone Miss World South Africa competition since Carol Bouwer Productions (CBP) took over the license from the Miss South Africa organization last May. The next Miss World South Africa is expected to participate in the upcoming 71st Miss World (Miss World 2023) final in Mumbai, India this December. Who will be crowned Miss World South Africa 2023? Meet the 12 finalists: Alyssa Smith Asande Mchunu Bonolo Motau Claude Mmakgaka Mashego Luyanada Mbhamali Moratwe Masima Motheo Mokoto Mphoentle Plaatjie Munei Tsanwani Sasha-Lee Taylor Zoalize Jansen Van Rensburg Zoë Naidu Photos: Miss World South Africa

Bryoni Govender to represent South Africa at Miss Universe 2023

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Miss South Africa 2023 first runner-up Bryoni Natalie Govender has been confirmed to represent South Africa at the 72nd Miss Universe pageant. The 26-year-old lawyer from Kempton Park in Gauteng came second to Miss South Africa 2023 winner Natasha Joubert at the national pageant held on Sunday in Pretoria. Since Natasha has already joined Miss Universe 2020 and rules do not allow her to participate again, she is now expected to go to Miss Supranational 2024. Following last night's competition, the new Miss Universe South Africa went to social media to share: "I am so incredibly proud of myself. Thank you South Africa for all your support and love." Seven equally beautiful, intelligent, and empowered women battled it out for the Mohana crown during the star-studded 65th Miss South Africa final. "My heart is still bursting with pride," Bryoni wrote in another post. Miss Universe 2023 is scheduled to take place in El Salvador on November 18. Reigning Miss Universe