Miss South Africa

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Miss South Africa
Formation 1943
Type National Pageant
Headquarters Johannesburg
Location
Membership
Miss World
Miss Universe
Official language
English
Partners
Sun International and Cell C
Website www.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 current Miss South Africa is Tamaryn Green from Western Cape. She will go on to represent South Africa at the Miss Universe pageant where, if crowned, would only be the second back-to-back victory in Miss Universe history and the first for South Africa.

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 organised to send a representative to London for the Miss World pageant. That year Norma Vorster was crowned and the Miss SA. 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 person's of colour competed in the Miss Africa South pageant.[1]

This was just the beginning for the Miss South Africa organisation and 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 prestigious 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 Tamaryn Green, she will represent South Africa at Miss Universe 2018.[1]

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 (2) women from South Africa won the title of Miss Universe - Margaret Gardiner, Miss Universe on 1978 and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Universe 2017. South Africa hasn't won Miss Earth or Miss International titles.

Titleholders[edit]

Miss South Africa
Year Miss South Africa First Princess Second Princess
1943 Susie Smuts
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[2] 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[3] Anja van Zyl Buyi Shongwe
2009 Nicole Flint Matapa Maila Lisa van Zyl
2010 Bokang Montjane[4] Dhesha Jeram Bianca Coutinho
2011 Melinda Bam Remona Moodley Thuli Sangweni
2012 Marilyn Ramos Stacey Webb Pearl Nxele
2014 Rolene Strauss[5] 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[6] 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

Big Four pageants[edit]

The following women have represented South Africa in two of the Big Four major international beauty pageants for women.[7][8] These are Miss World and Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth are held by separate national beauty pageants in South Africa.[9][10][11]

Colour key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

Miss World South Africa[edit]

On some occasions, the winner of Miss South Africa represents her country at the Miss World.

Year Representative Placement Special awards
1956 Norma Vorster Unplaced
1957 Adele Kruger 2nd Runner-up
1958 Penelope Coelen Miss World 1958
1959 Moya Meaker Top 11
1960 Denise Muir 2nd Runner-up
1961 Yvonne Hulley Top 15
1962 Yvonne Ficker 3rd Runner-up
1963 Martie Claassen Unplaced
1964 Vedra Karamitas Unplaced
1965 Carrol Davis Unplaced
1966 Johanna Maud Carter Top 15
1967 Disa Duivestein Top 15
1968 Mitzianna Stander Unplaced
1969 Linda Collett Top 7
1970^ Jillian Jessup (white) 4th Runner-up
Pearl Jansen (black) 1st Runner-up
1971^ Monica Fairall (white) Top 15
Gaily Ryan (black) Unplaced
1972^ Stephanie Reinecke (white) Top 15
Cynthia Shange (black) Unplaced
1973^ Shelley Latham (white) 4th Runner-up
Ellen Peters (black) Top 15
1974^ Anneline Kriel (white) 1st Runner-up
Later Miss World 1974
Evelyn Williams (black) Top 15
1975^ Rhoda Rademeyer (white) Top 15
Lydia Johnstone (black)
1976^ Lynn Massyn (white) Unplaced
Veronica Mutsepe (black) Unplaced
1977 Vanessa Wannenburg Unplaced
1991 Diana Tilden-Davis 2nd Runner-up Miss World Africa
1992 Amy Kleinhans Top 5 Miss World Africa
1993 Palesa Mofokeng 1st Runner-up Miss World Africa
1994 Basetsana Makgalemele 1st Runner-up Miss World Africa
1995 Bernelee Daniell Top 10 Miss World Africa
1996 Peggy-Sue Khumalo Top 10 Miss World Africa
1997 Jessica Motaung 2nd Runner-up Miss World Africa
1998 Kerishnie Naicker Top 5 Miss World Africa
1999 Sonia Raciti 2nd Runner-up Miss World Africa
2000 Heather Joy Hamilton Unplaced
2001 Jo-Ann Strauss Top 10
2002 Claire Sabbagha Unplaced
2003 Cindy Nell Unplaced
2004 Joan Ramagoshi Unplaced
2005 Dhiveja Sundrum Top 15
2006 Nokuthula "Thuli" Sithole Unplaced
2007 Megan Coleman Unplaced
2008 Tansey Coetzee Top 5
2009 Tatum Keshwar 2nd Runner up Miss World Africa
2010 Nicole Flint Top 25
2011 Bokang Montjane Top 7 Miss World Africa
2012 Remona Moodley Unplaced
2013 Marilyn Ramos Unplaced
2014 Rolene Strauss Miss World 2014 Miss World Africa
2015 Liesl Laurie Top 11 Miss World Africa
2016 Ntandoyenkosi Kunene Unplaced Miss World Talent (Top 21)
2017 Adè van Heerden Top 10 Beauty with a Purpose (Top 5-joint winner)
2018 Thulisa Keyi TBD TBD
  • ^ From 1970 to 1976, South Africa had one white and one black representative at Miss World. The white used a sash with "South Africa" and the black used a sash with "Africa South".

Miss Universe South Africa[edit]

On some occasions, the winner of Miss South Africa represents her country at the Miss Universe.

Year Representative Placement Special awards
1952 Catherine Higgins Top 10
1953 Ingrid Mills Top 16
1960 Nicolette Caras 3rd Runner-up
1961 Marina Christelis Unplaced
1962 Lynette Gamble Unplaced
1963 Ellen Liebenberg Top 15
1964 Gail Robinson Unplaced
1965 Veronika Prigge Top 15
1966 Lynn Carol De Jager Unplaced
1967 Wendy Ballenden Unplaced
1968 Monica Fairall Unplaced
1975 Gail Anthony Unplaced
1976 Cynthia Classen Unplaced
1977 Glynis Fester Unplaced
1978 Margaret Gardiner Miss Universe 1978
1979 Veronika Wilson Top 12
1981 Daniela Di Paolo Unplaced
1982 Odette Scrooby Top 12
1983 Leanne Hosking Unplaced
1984 Leticia "Tisha" Snyman 1st Runner-up
1995 Augustine Masilela Top 10
1996 Carol Becker Unplaced
1997 Mbali Gasa Unplaced
1998 Kerishnie Naicker Top 10
1999 Sonia Raciti Top 5
2000 Heather Joy Hamilton Top 10
2001 Jo-Ann Strauss Unplaced
2002 Vanessa Do Ceu Carreira 3rd Runner-up
2003 Cindy Nell 2nd Runner-up
2004 Joan Ramagoshi Unplaced
2005 Claudia Henkel Top 15
2006 Nokuthula "Thuli" Sithole Unplaced
2007 Megan Coleman Unplaced
2008 Tansey Coetzee Top 15
2009 Tatum Keshwar Top 10
2010 Nicole Flint Top 10
2011 Bokang Montjane Unplaced
2012 Melinda Bam Top 10
2013 Marilyn Ramos Unplaced
2014 Ziphozakhe Zokufa[12] Unplaced
2015 Refilwe Mthimunye Top 15
2016 Ntandoyenkosi Kunene Unplaced
2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Miss Universe 2017
2018 Tamaryn Green TBD TBD

Representatives at Miss International[edit]

Please see Miss International for the Miss International South Africa representatives.

Representatives at Miss Earth[edit]

Please see Miss Earth South Africa for the Miss Earth representatives.

Hosts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Demi Leigh Nel Peters Wins Miss South Africa 2017". The Kaleidoscope of Pageantry. 
  2. ^ "Miss SA: Bloemfontein home to SA's most beautiful!". bloem.getitonline.co.za. 31 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Tatum Keshwar crowned Miss South Africa". The Times of India. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bokang Montjane Is Miss South Africa 2010". NewsTime. 12 December 2010. Archived from the original on 15 December 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Miss SA: Bloemfontein home to SA's most beautiful!". bloem.getitonline.co.za. 31 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "DEMI-LEIGH NEL-PETERS is Crowned Miss South Africa 2O17". CellC.co.za. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  7. ^ Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  8. ^ Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  9. ^ Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  10. ^ Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  11. ^ Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  12. ^ "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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