Here are the 10 Miss South Africa finalists competing for the crown tonight

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Miss South Africa top 10 (Photos: Instagram/@ MissSA)
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  • Miss South Africa 2020 will be crowned at The Table Bay Hotel during a closed event on Saturday, 24 October.
  • The event will be broadcast live on Mzansi Magic and M-Net from 17:00.
  • Previously, the Miss South Africa Organisation has sent a representative to both Miss Universe and Miss World, but will also now be fielding a candidate to Miss Supranational.


For the first time in its 62-year history, the finale of the Miss South Africa pageant will be hosted in Cape Town.

The event will be broadcast live on M-Net and Mzansi Magic and will be streamed live online for an international audience from 17:00.

The 10 finalists represent six provinces - Gauteng has four (with three from Tshwane and one from Soweto), followed by the Eastern Cape with two, while Kwa-Zulu Natal, Western Cape, Limpopo and North West each have one entrant. They are an impressive group and include two medical doctors working on the Covid frontline, two full-time international models, as well as marketing, education and economics graduates and a food scientist.

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HERE ARE THE TOP 10 FINALISTS:  

1. Shudufhadzo Musida (23), comes from Ha-Masia in Venda, Limpopo, but currently lives in Johannesburg. She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Pretoria and is currently completing a BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand.

2. Jordan van der Vyver (24) lives in Durbanville in the Western Cape but grew up in Johannesburg. She currently works as an international model signed with Boss Models South Africa. 

3. Aphelele Mbiyo (24), comes from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape but currently lives in Johannesburg. She holds a BA degree in integrated marketing communications from the AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town. She works as a marketing associate and is a part-time model at Boss Models.

4. Lebogang Mahlangu (24), was born and raised in Soshanguve, Pretoria and is currently based in Umhlanga, KZN. She graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BSc. Food Science degree and is currently employed as a product developer.

5. Busisiwe Mmotla (27), comes from Emdeni in Soweto and is a senior and FET phase teacher also studying towards a diploma in personal training at Trifocus Fitness Academy. 

6. Chantelle Pretorius (24) was born and raised in Pretoria but is currently travelling six months of the year working as a model in Europe. She completed a diploma in nutrition at the Blackford Centre in the UK and is currently studying B.Com Business Management through Unisa.

7. Natasha Joubert (22) hails from Centurion, Gauteng. She is a B.Com Marketing Management graduate, public relations officer and couture business owner. 

8. Thato Mosehle (25) comes from Stilfontein in the North West. She currently works as a medical doctor at the Klerksdorp Tshepong hospital complex and is a part-time makeup student at the Beauty Therapy Institute in Bloemfontein. 

9. Melissa Nayimuli (24) was born in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape but lives in Sunninghill, Johannesburg. She obtained a BA degree in Motion Picture Medium from AFDA in Johannesburg and works as an account manager for a marketing agency.  

10. Karishma Ramdev (25) was born and raised in Chatsworth, KZN, but moved to Pretoria at the age of 18 where she studied and graduated with a MBChB at the University of Pretoria. She is now a qualified medical doctor working in Johannesburg. Karishma was a Miss SA top 12 finalist in 2018.

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