Miss SA 2000 - 2016: How many do you recognise?

It's nearly time to find out who gets to be Miss South Africa 2017!

There are 12 gorgeous finalists and one of them will be chosen to represent our country on Sunday 26 March.

The show will be broadcast live at 17:00 on M-Net (DStv channel 101) and Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161).

Remember to check out Channel24 for all the updates of the show.

But until then, do you remember the contestants from years gone by? Here's a list of all the winners from the last 16 years:

Jo-Ann Strauss - 2000

Now a model, public speaker and businesswoman, she also represented South Africa at both the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants in 2001.

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Vanessa Carreira - 2001

Vanessa is now a mother to 4 children and a successful business woman and presenter.

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Cindy Nell - 2002

Cindy represented South Africa at Miss Universe 2003 and placed 2nd runner-up. She is now a TV presenter and business woman.

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Joan Ramagoshi - 2003

Joan is now a successful business woman, entrepreneur and speaker.

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Claudia Henkel - 2004

The former beauty queen is now the PR and communications manager at Sun International.

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Nokuthula Sithole - 2005

Also known as Thuli, the former model is now an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and life coach.

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Megan Coleman - 2006

Megan has a Bachelor of Social Science degree in media, communications and marketing, and runs an image consulting business called Image Insured.

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Tansey Coetzee - 2007

Tansey represented SA at Miss Universe 2008 where she placed among the top 15 semifinalists. She also represented her country in Miss World 2008 where she placed among the top 5.

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Tatum Keshwar - 2008

Tatum represented South Africa at Miss Universe 2009 and placed in the top 10. She also participated in Miss World 2009 and placed 2nd Runner-Up.

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Nicole Flint - 2009

Nicole is a model, radio and TV presenter and public relations professional from Pretoria.

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Bokang Montjane - 2010

Born and raised in the village of Ga-Mphahlele, Limpopo, Bokang represented South Africa at both the Miss Universe 2011 and Miss World 2011 pageants.

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Melinda Bam - 2011

Raised in Pretoria, Melinda is a model and a student of B.Com Marketing from the University of Pretoria. She currently has a swimwear line called Bambshell.

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Marilyn Ramos - 2012

Marilyn studied Interior Architecture at Inscape Design College in Pretoria. She also represented South Africa at both the Miss Universe 2013 and Miss World 2013 pageants.

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Rolene Strauss - 2014

A medical student at the University of the Free State, Rolene also won Miss World 2014.

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Liesl Laurie - 2015

The BCom graduate was followed by Refilwe Mthimunye as 1st Princess and Ntsiki Mkhize as 2nd Princess.

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Ntandoyenkosi Kunene - 2016

Ntandoyenkosi is from Mkhondo in Mpumalanga and represented South Africa at the Miss Universe 2016 and Miss World 2016 pageants.
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