Miss South Africa

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Miss South Africa Organization
Formation1943
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersJohannesburg
Location
Membership
Official language
English
Partners
Sun International
Websitewww.misssa.co.za

Miss South Africa is a national Beauty pageant in South Africa. Traditionally Miss South Africa competed at Miss World until they acquired the franchise of Miss Universe. The winners are sent to both international pageants. The Miss South Africa organisation resorted to a contemporary format in selecting representatives which was inaugurated in 2018. Following their newer method, both a Miss World South Africa and a Miss Universe were selected as representatives. The current Miss South Africa is Zozibini Tunzi of Eastern Cape. She will represent South Africa at the Miss Universe 2019 pageant later this year.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Established in 1956 in Apartheid South Africa, the first official Miss South Africa pageant was only open to "white" (Caucasian) females and was organized to send a representative to London for the Miss World pageant. That year Norma Vorster was crowned Miss South Africa. Two years later, an 18-year-old secretary from Durban, Penny Coelen, was crowned and would later go on to make history and win Miss World. It was not until 1992 that all persons of all races were allowed to compete in the Miss SA competition. Prior to that, people of colour competed in the Miss Africa South pageant,[1] which was renamed Miss Black South Africa in 1977.

This was just the beginning for the Miss South Africa organisation; of the 60 women who have worn the crown, only the last 27 winners have been chosen from the entire population of South Africa and not just white individuals. Since then, hundreds of young women have entered the pageant vying for the title.[2]

Miss South Africa (or a runner-up in some instances) has always competed at Miss World, but the first Miss South Africa to compete at Miss Universe was Kerishnie Naicker in 1998. The reigning Miss South Africa is Zozibini Tunzi, who will represent South Africa at Miss Universe.

Prior to 1998, South Africa's representatives at Miss Universe qualified via other national pageants.

Miss South Africa runners-up do not compete at any international pageants.

Three Miss South Africas, namely, Rolene Strauss, Anneline Kriel and Penelope Coelen, have won the Miss World titles in 2014, 1974 and 1958 respectively. Two women from South Africa have won the title of Miss Universe - Margaret Gardiner in 1978 and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in 2017. South Africa has not yet won any Miss Earth or Miss International titles.

Hosts[edit]

Titleholders[edit]

Miss South Africa
Year Miss South Africa First Princess Second Princess
1943 Susie Smuts N/A N/A
1956 Norma Vorster Gloria Keeley Virginia Burman
1957 Adele Kruger Jessie Waring Denise Nichols
1958 Penelope Coelen Rosemary Whitlock Debbie du Toit
1959 Moya Meaker Sophie Pieters Kitty Green
1960 Denise Muir Dorothy Farquhar Stella Pithey
1961 Yvonne Hulley Marlene Boyes Rita Rheeder
1962 Yvonne Ficker Ellen Liebenberg Madeleine Usher
1963 Louise Crous[3] Jennifer Slater Maureen van Niekerk
1964 Vedra Karamitas Lorraine Mason Virginia Scott-King
1965 Carol Davis Diane Webster Ann Barber
1966 Johanna Carter Dawn Duff-Gray Margo Galbraith
1967 Disa Duivestein Mary McDonald Tiny de Lange
1968 Mitzianna Stander Linda Collett Patsy Goswell
1969 Linda Collett Diana Newman Jackie Sayer
1970 Jillian Jessup Wendith Brink Dorothea Scott
1971 Monica Fairall Merle Worsley Maria Claassen
1972 Stephanie Reinecke Robin-Gail Hargreaves Carolien van Niekerk
1973 Shelley Latham Janet Sanderson Theresa Rood
1974 Anneline Kriel Ruanne Louw Anita Michas
1975 Vera Johns Crystal Cooper Rhoda Rademeyer
1976 Lynn Massyn Louise Withfield Jan Kiggan
1977 Vanessa Wannenburg Elizabeth Bunting Marilyn Albutt
1978 Yolanda Kloppers Monique Hare Dawn Chapman
1979 Karen Sickel Gail Rocher Wendy Ross
1980 Sandra McCrystal Kim Aston Fiona White
1981 Linda Phillips Elmarie van Aswegen Susan Schuttler
1982 Odette Scrooby Andrea Stelzer Gail Sylvester
1983 Leanne Hosking Karen Maingard Cathy Steed
1984 Lorna Potgieter Colleen Redman Patience Craig
1985 Andrea Stelzer Sandy McCormack Lorna-Anne Findlay
1986 Sandy McCormack Nancy Riach Marie-Louise le Roux
1987 Wilma van der Bijl Robyn Poole Janine Botbyl
1988 Janine Botbyl Roberta Alessandri Mache Booysen
1989 Michelle Bruce Helen Lewis Deborah Good
1990 Suzette van der Merwe Olivia Scrooby Cheryl Coombe-Davis
1991 Diana Tilden-Davis Amy Kleinhans Sasha-Lee Walton
1992 Amy Kleinhans Augustine Masilela Lisa King
1993 Jacqui Mofokeng Corinne Durrheim Marelize Steyn
1994 Basetsana Makgalemele Sonia Kempff Helen Macleod
1995 Bernalee Daniell Vanashree Moodley Natalie Benard
1996 Peggy-Sue Khumalo Babalwa Mneno Adele van Niekerk
1997 Kerishnie Naicker Jessica Motaung Petro van Zyl
1998 Sonia Raciti Heidi van Zyl Keziah Jooste
1999 Heather Joy Hamilton Nadia Wyngaard Pulane Moraladi
2000 Jo-Ann Strauss Layla Jeevananthum Claire Drew
2001 Vanessa Do Céu Carreira Claire Sabbagha Bonneventia Pule
2002 Cindy Nell Tammy-Anne Fortuin Bridget Masinga
2003 Joan Ramagoshi Marissa Eggli Siza Majola
2004 Claudia Henkel Dhiveja Sundrum Sharon Arigye-Mushabe
2005 Nokuthula "Thuli" Sithole Avumile Qongqo Matapa Maila
2006 Megan Coleman Brigid Osborne Tracey-Lee Flanders
2007 Tansey Coetzee Avumile Qongqo Manisha Pillay
2008 Tatum Keshwar[4] Anja van Zyl Buyi Shongwe
2009 Nicole Flint Matapa Maila Lisa van Zyl
2010 Bokang Montjane[5] Dhesha Jeram Bianca Coutinho
2011 Melinda Bam Remona Moodley Thuli Sangweni
2012 Marilyn Ramos Stacey Webb Pearl Nxele
2014 Rolene Strauss[6] Ziphozakhe Zokufa Matlala Mokoko
Ziphozakhe Zokufa[a] Matlala Mokoko N/A
2015 Liesl Laurie Refilwe Mthimunye Ntsiki Mkhize
2016 Ntandoyenkosi Kunene Elizabeth Molapo Tayla Skye Robinson
2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters[7] Adè van Heerden Boipelo Mabe
Adè van Heerden[a] Boipelo Mabe N/A
Year Miss South Africa Miss Universe South Africa Miss World South Africa
2018 Tamaryn Green Tamaryn Green Thulisa Keyi
2019 Zozibini Tunzi Zozibini Tunzi Sasha-Lee Olivier

Big Four pageants representatives[edit]

The following women have represented South Africa in two of the Big Four major international beauty pageants for women.[8][9] These are Miss World and Miss Universe; Miss International and Miss Earth are held by separate national beauty pageants in South Africa.[10][11][12]

Miss Universe South Africa[edit]

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
On some occasions, the winner of Miss South Africa represents her country at the Miss Universe pageant. Prior to 1998, the winner of the Miss RSA pageant represented South Africa at Miss Universe. From 1981-1983 and in 1979, delegates from two of South Africa's Bantustans competed at Miss Universe.
Year Province Miss South Africa Placement at Miss Universe Special Awards Notes
2019 Eastern Cape Zozibini Tunzi TBD TBD TBD
2018 Western Cape Tamaryn Green 1st Runner-up
2017 Western Cape Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Miss Universe 2017
2016 Mpumalanga Ntandoyenkosi Kunene Unplaced
2015 Gauteng Refilwe Mthimunye Top 15
2014 Eastern Cape Ziphozakhe Zokufa[13] Unplaced
2013 North West Marilyn Ramos Unplaced
2012 Gauteng Melinda Bam Top 10
2011 Gauteng Bokang Montjane Unplaced
2010 Gauteng Nicole Flint Top 10
2009 KwaZulu-Natal Tatum Keshwar Top 10
2008 Gauteng Tansey Coetzee Top 15
2007 KwaZulu-Natal Megan Coleman Unplaced
2006 Gauteng Nokuthula "Thuli" Sithole Unplaced
2005 Gauteng Claudia Henkel Top 15
2004 Gauteng Joan Ramagoshi Unplaced
2003 Gauteng Cindy Nell 2nd Runner-up
2002 Gauteng Vanessa Do Ceu Carreira 3rd Runner-up
2001 Western Cape Jo-Ann Strauss Unplaced
2000 Gauteng Heather Joy Hamilton Top 10
1999 Gauteng Sonia Raciti Top 5
1998 KwaZulu-Natal Kerishnie Naicker Top 10
Miss Republic of South Africa / Miss RSA Pageant
1997 KwaZulu-Natal Mbali Gasa Unplaced
1996 Gauteng Carol Becker Unplaced
1995 Gauteng Augustine Masilela Top 10
Did not compete between 1985—1994
1984 Gauteng Letitia "Tisha" Snyman 1st Runner-up
1983 KwaZulu-Natal Leanne Beverly Hosking Unplaced
Transkei Nomxousi Xokelelo Unplaced Competed as Transkei
1982 Gauteng Odette Octavia Scrooby Top 12
Transkei Noxolisi Mji Unplaced Competed as Transkei
1981 KwaZulu-Natal Daniela di Paolo Unplaced
Transkei Kedibone Tembisa Letlaka Unplaced Competed as Transkei
1980 Gauteng Jenny Kay Did not compete
1979 Gauteng Veronica Wilson Top 12
Bophuthatswana Alina Moeketse Unplaced Competed as Bophuthatswana
Transkei Lindiwe Bam Unplaced Competed as Transkei
1978 Western Cape Margaret Gardiner Miss Universe 1978
1977 Western Cape Glynis Fester Unplaced
1976 Western Cape Cynthia Claasen Unplaced
1975 Western Cape Gail Anthony Unplaced
Did not compete between 1969—1974
1968 KwaZulu-Natal Monica Fairall Unplaced
1967 Gauteng Wendy Ballenden Unplaced
1966 KwaZulu-Natal Lynn Carol de Jager Unplaced
1965 Gauteng Veronika Edelgarda Hilda Prigge Top 15
1964 Gauteng Gail Robinson Unplaced
1963 Gauteng Ellen Liebenberg Top 15
1962 Gauteng Lynette Gamble Unplaced
1961 Gauteng Marina Christelis Unplaced
1960 Gauteng Nicky Caras 3rd Runner-up
Did not compete between 1954—1959
1953 Western Cape Ingrid Rita Mills Top 16
1952 Gauteng Catherine Higgins Top 10

Miss World South Africa[edit]

  •      : Declared as Winner
  •      : Ended as runner-up or top 5/6 qualification
  •      : Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists
  •      : Ended as special awards winner
On some occasions, the winner of Miss South Africa represents her country at the Miss World pageant. From 1970 to 1976, South Africa had one white and one black representative at Miss World. The white representative wore a sash that said "South Africa" and the black representative wore a sash that said "Africa South".
Year Province Miss World South Africa Placement at Miss World Special Awards
2019 Gauteng Sasha-Lee Olivier TBD TBD
2018 Eastern Cape Thulisa Keyi Top 30 World Dress Designer award, Miss World Top Model (4th Runner-up)
2017 Western Cape Adè van Heerden Top 10 Beauty with a Purpose (Top 5-joint winner)
2016 Mpumalanga Ntandoyenkosi Kunene Unplaced Miss World Talent (Top 21)
2015 Gauteng Liesl Laurie Top 11 Miss World Africa
2014 Mpumalanga Rolene Strauss Miss World 2014 Miss World Africa
2013 North West Marilyn Ramos Unplaced
2012 Western Cape Remona Moodley Unplaced
2011 Gauteng Bokang Montjane Top 7 Miss World Africa
2010 Gauteng Nicole Flint Top 25
2009 KwaZulu-Natal Tatum Keshwar 2nd Runner-up Miss World Africa
2008 Gauteng Tansey Coetzee Top 5
2007 KwaZulu-Natal Megan Coleman Unplaced
2006 Gauteng Nokuthula "Thuli" Sithole Unplaced
2005 Dhiveja Sundrum Top 15
2004 Gauteng Joan Ramagoshi Unplaced
2003 Gauteng Cindy Nell Unplaced
2002 Claire Sabbagha Unplaced
2001 Western Cape Jo-Ann Strauss Top 10
2000 Gauteng Heather Joy Hamilton Unplaced
1999 Gauteng Sonia Raciti 2nd Runner-up Miss World Africa
1998 KwaZulu-Natal Kerishnie Naicker Top 5 Miss World Africa
1997 Jessica Motaung 2nd Runner-up Miss World Africa
1996 Peggy-Sue Khumalo Top 10 Miss World Africa
1995 Bernelee Daniell Top 10 Miss World Africa
1994 Gauteng Basetsana Makgalemele 1st Runner-up Miss World Africa
1993 Palesa Mofokeng 1st Runner-up Miss World Africa
1992 Western Cape Amy Kleinhans Top 5 Miss World Africa
1991 Diana Tilden-Davis 2nd Runner-up Miss World Africa
Did not compete between 1978—1990
1977 Vanessa Wannenburg Unplaced
Miss South Africa & Miss Africa South — Two Republic of South Africa Representatives at Miss World
1976 Lynn Massyn Unplaced
Veronica Mutsepe · Miss Africa South Unplaced
1975 Rhoda Rademeyer Top 15
Lydia Johnstone · Miss Africa South Unplaced
1974 Gauteng Anneline Kriel 1st Runner-up
Evelyn Williams · Miss Africa South Top 15
1973 Shelley Latham 4th Runner-up
Ellen Peters · Miss Africa South Top 15
1972 Stephanie Reinecke Top 15
Cynthia Shange · Miss Africa South Unplaced
1971 Monica Fairall Top 15
Gaily Ryan · Miss Africa South Unplaced
1970 Jillian Jessup 4th Runner-up
Pearl Jansen · Miss Africa South 1st Runner-up
Miss South Africa
1969 Linda Collett Top 7
1968 Mitzianna Stander Unplaced
1967 Disa Duivestein Top 15
1966 Johanna Maud Carter Top 15
1965 Carrol Davis Unplaced
1964 Vedra Karamitas Unplaced
1963 Martie Claassen Unplaced
1962 Yvonne Ficker 3rd Runner-up
1961 Yvonne Hulley Top 15
1960 Denise Muir 2nd Runner-up
1959 Moya Meaker Top 11
1958 KwaZulu-Natal Penelope Coelen Miss World 1958
1957 Adele Kruger 2nd Runner-up
1956 Norma Vorster Unplaced

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celebrating 60 years of Miss SA Celebrating Apartheid".
  2. ^ http://www.misssa.co.za/about-miss-sa/
  3. ^ "Miss SA: Bloemfontein home to SA's most beautiful!". bloem.getitonline.co.za. 31 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Tatum Keshwar crowned Miss South Africa". The Times of India. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Bokang Montjane Is Miss South Africa 2010". NewsTime. 12 December 2010. Archived from the original on 15 December 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Miss SA: Bloemfontein home to SA's most beautiful!". bloem.getitonline.co.za. 31 March 2014.
  7. ^ "DEMI-LEIGH NEL-PETERS is Crowned Miss South Africa 2O17". CellC.co.za. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  8. ^ Jun, Kwanwoo (3 December 2003). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  9. ^ Kenya, News (15 July 2011). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  10. ^ Vietnam, News (8 October 2008). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  11. ^ Ibrahim, Lynda (13 September 2013). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  12. ^ Lowe, Aya (25 January 2016). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  13. ^ "And Miss South Africa 2014". misssa.co.za. 30 March 2014. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b After the winner won an international pageant, the First Princess replaced her as Miss South Africa and Second Princess became the First Princess.

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