Miss South Africa

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Miss South Africa
Formation 1943
Type Modelling Competition
Headquarters Johannesburg
Location
Membership
Miss World
Miss Universe
Miss International
Official language
English
National Executive
Melinda Bam
Website www.misssa.co.za

Miss South Africa is a national beauty pageant in South Africa.

History[edit]

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 Demi Leigh Nel-Peters, she will represent South Africa at Miss World and Miss Universe 2017.[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.

Titleholders[edit]

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 Martie Claassen 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 Sandra De Meyer Jennifer Smith Kathy Goodwin
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[2] Anja van Zyl Buyi Shongwe
2009 Nicole Flint Matapa Maila Lisa van Zyl
2010 Bokang Montjane[3] Dhesha Jeram Bianca Coutinho
2011 Melinda Bam Remona Moodley Thuli Sangweni
2012 Marilyn Ramos Stacey Webb Pearl Nxele
2014 Rolene Strauss Ziphozakhe Zokufa Matlala Mokoko
2015 Liesl Laurie Refilwe Mthimunye Ntsiki Mkhize
2016 Ntandoyenkosi Kunene Elizabeth Molapo Tayla Skye Robinson
2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters[4] Adè van Heerden Boipelo Mabe

Big Four pageants[edit]

The following women have represented South Africa in three of the Big Four major international beauty pageants for women.[5][6] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International with exception of Miss Earth which holds a separate national beauty pageant in South Africa.[7][8][9]

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

Miss World South Africa[edit]

The winner of Miss South Africa represents her country at the Miss World. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age), another contestant is sent. Sometimes the 1st Runner-up will compete at the Miss World pageant.

Year Miss South Africa Placement Special Awards
1956 Norma Vorster
1957 Adele Kruger 2nd Runner-up
1958 Penelope Anne Coelen Miss World 1958 Queen of Africa
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
1964 Vedra Karamitas
1965 Carrol Davis
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)
1972^ Stephanie Reinecke (white) Top 15
Cynthia Shange (black)
1973^ Shelley Latham (white) 4th Runner-up
Ellen Peters (black) Top 15
1974^ Anneline Kriel (white) 1st Runner-up
Later Miss World 1974
Queen of Africa
Evelyn Williams (black) Top 15
1975^ Rhoda Rademeyer (white) Top 15
Lydia Johnstone (black)
1976^ Lynn Massyn (white)
Veronica Mutsepe (black)
1977 Vanessa Wannenburg
1991 Diana Tilden-Davis 2nd Runner-up
1992 Amy Kleinhans Top 5
1993 Palesa Mofokeng 1st Runner-up
1994 Basetsana Makgalemele 1st Runner-up
1995 Bernelee Daniell Top 10
1996 Peggy-Sue Khumalo Top 10
1997 Jessica Motaung 2nd Runner-up
1998 Kerishnie Naicker Top 5
1999 Sonia Raciti 2nd Runner-up
2000 Heather Joy Hamilton
2001 Jo-Ann Strauss Top 10
2002 Claire Sabbagha
2003 Cindy Nell
2004 Joan Ramagoshi
2005 Dhiveja Sundrum Top 15
2006 Nokuthula "Thuli" Sithole
2007 Megan Coleman
2008 Tansey Coetzee Top 5
2009 Tatum Keshwar 2nd Runner up
2010 Nicole Flint Top 25
2011 Bokang Montjane Top 7 Queen of Africa
2012 Remona Moodley
2013 Marilyn Ramos
2014 Rolene Strauss Miss World 2014 Queen of Africa
2015 Liesl Laurie Top 11 Queen of Africa
2016 Ntandoyenkosi Kunene Miss World Talent (Top 21)
2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters TBA
  • ^ 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]

Between 1952 and 1997 the winner of Miss RSA (Republic of South Africa) contest used to represent South Africa at the Miss Universe. In 1998 the Miss South Africa took over the franchise to the main winner of Miss South Africa. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a contestant is sent.

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


Miss International South Africa[edit]

Year Miss South Africa Placement Special Awards
1960 Nona Sherriff
1961 Dina Maria Robbertse
1962 Lynette Gamble
1963 Martie Claassen
1964 Lorraine Mason
1965 Diana Webster Top 15
1967 Dawn Duff-Gray
1968 Mary Winifred McDonald
2000 Irmari Steyl
2009 Bokang Montjane
2010 Matapa Maila
2011 Natasha Kashimoto
2013 Cindy Rosslind
2016 Tharina Botes
2017 Tayla Skye Robinson

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. ^ "Tatum Keshwar crowned Miss South Africa". The Times of India. 17 December 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Bokang Montjane Is Miss South Africa 2010". NewsTime. 12 December 2010. Archived from the original on 15 December 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters crowned as Miss South Africa 2017". www.angelopedia.com. 27 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Jun, Kwanwoo (2003-12-03). "Lost in Storm's Debris: A Beauty Pageant". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  6. ^ Kenya, News (2011-07-15). "Beauty with scandals". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  7. ^ Vietnam, News (2008-10-08). "Những scandal của Miss World". Vietnam Express. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  8. ^ Ibrahim, Lynda (2013-09-13). "The misses and missuses of the world". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2015-11-09. 
  9. ^ Lowe, Aya (2016-01-25). "Philippines' Miss Universe returns home, ignites dreams". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  10. ^ "And Miss South Africa 2014". misssa.co.za. 30 March 2014. [permanent dead link]

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