Current Miss South Africa Sasha-Lee Oliver took over the Miss South Africa crown after Miss SA winner Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe. (Photo: Gallo Images/Oupa Bopape)
- The Miss South Africa top 15 semi-finalists have been announced.
- Public votes for the top 10 have closed, with the finalist to be announced later this month.
- The Miss South Africa 2020 grand finale has moved to later this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
As we wait for this year's Miss South Africa top 10 finalists to be announced, we take a look at the women who wore the crown from 2009 to 2019.
Trough the years Miss South Africa has been the stepping stone to success for winners and finalists alike, and the pageant has a rich history to look back on.
In June reigning Miss South Africa, Sasha-Lee Oliver introduced this year's top 15 during a live reveal on Instagram, giving the public the opportunity to vote for their top 10 finalists - a first ever in pageant history!
The top 10 will compete in the finale which moves to later in 2020.
In addition to the new interactive format, it was recently announced that the top three finalists will represent the country at the world's three most prestigious pageants - Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss Supranational.
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Through the years, South Africa has gone on to secure six victories at the Big Four pageants, with three wins at both Miss Universe and Miss World.
With the time to crown a Miss South Africa drawing close, let's take a look at ten years of Miss South Africa winners. (In instances where the winner went on to secure an international title, that year's runner-up took over the Miss South Africa crown.)
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Miss South Africa 2018 Tamaryn Green crowns Zozibini Tunzi during the Miss South Africa 2019 grand finale at the Time Square Sun Arena on 9 August 2019. Runner-up Sasha-Lee Olivier took over the title, after Zozibini was crowned Miss Universe 2019.
Miss South Africa 2018 Tamaryn Green during the grand finale at the Time Square Sun Arena on 27 May 2018.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Tebow) crowned Miss South Africa 2017 at the Sun City Superbowl on 16, March 2017. With her is Miss South Africa 2016 Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, second princess Boipelo Mabe and first princess Ade van Heerden. Ade took over Demi-Leigh's duties when she was crowned Miss Universe 2017.
Former Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie crowns Miss South Africa 2016 Ntandoyenkosi Kunene on 19 March 2019. With her is first princess Elizabeth Molapo and second princess Tayla Skye Robinson.
Liesl Laurie took home the title of Miss South Africa 2015 on 19 March, 2015 at Sun City Superbowl.
Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss South Africa 2014 on 20 March 2014. Ziphokaze Zokufa was crowned the first princess, and Matlala Mokoko was crowned the second princess. Ziphokaze took over the Miss South duties, after Rolene was crowned Miss World.
A newly crowned Miss South Africa, Marylin Ramos, at the Miss South Africa 2012 pageant, held at Sun City on 9 December, 2012 in Rustenburg, South Africa. Marylin held the title from 2012-2013.
Newly crowned Miss SA Melinda Bam (Bergh) flanked by runner-up Remona Moodley and second princess Thuli Sangweni at the Miss South Africa pageant on 11 December 2011 in Sun City, South Africa.
Bokang Montjane (Tshabalala) was crowned Miss South Africa 2010 at the Sun City Superbowl in South Africa on 12 December 2010. She was also named Miss Congeniality. With her are the first princess Dhesha Jeram and the second princess Bianca Coutinho.
Miss South Africa 2009 Nicole Flint attends the official opening of the Gautrain at the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg shortly after being crowned.
Nicole Flint in an interview after being crowned Miss South Africa 2009.