Here are the 2020 Miss South Africa top 10

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 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.
Photo: by Gallo/ Frennie Shivambu

  • Miss South Africa has announced this year's top 10 finalists.
  • The top 10 will compete in the Miss South Africa grand finale in October.
  • 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. 


Miss South Africa announced this year's top 10 finalists, during a live reveal on the organisation's digital streaming platform on Wednesday.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on movement, the 2020 Miss South Africa pageant has taken a digital approach, allowing the public to be more involved in the different phases of the competition. 

Along with their reaction after finding out the news that they've placed in the top 10, former Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie introduced each candidate to the country during a sit-down interview. 

WATCH THE ANNOUNCEMENT HERE:

The top 10 will compete in the grand finale, which has been moved to October 2020.

HERE ARE THE 2020 MISS SOUTH AFRICA TOP 10

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.