Finally, the number of contestants vying for Miss South Africa has been narrowed down to 10. This exciting announcement was made by the organisers on Wednesday the 5th of August 2020.
The Miss SA 2020 top 10 finalists are:
Aphelele Mbiyo (24), a Mthata-born Integrated Marketing Communications graduate from Joburg. Also, from Joburg, in Soweto is Busisiwe Mmotla (27), a Senior & FET Phase teacher, who graduated from the University of Johannesburg.
Representing the Capital City (Pretoria) is Chantelle Pretorius (24) a full-time international model with a diploma in nutrition and is working towards finishing her B.Com Business Management degree.
From Cape Town, we have Jordan van der Vyver (24), an international model who usually spends half the year working overseas.
From Chatsworth, KwaZulu Natal, but Joburg based, is Karishma Ramdev (25), a medical doctor at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital.
Lebogang Mahlangu (24) represents Soshanguve, Pretoria. She is a food scientist working in research and development for a large multi-national. And from Butterworth, Eastern Cape is Melissa Nayimuli (24) who resides in Sunninghill, Johannesburg where she works as an account manager for a marketing agency.
From Tshwane, Centurion is Natasha Jourbet (23), a B.Com in Marketing Management graduate working in PR at a firm of attorneys.
From the north is Shudufhadzo Musida (24) from Ha-Masia in Limpopo. She has a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Pretoria and is currently doing her BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand.
Lastly, there is Thato Mosehle (25) from Klerksdorp in the North West. She is a doctor currently completing her internship to become an anesthesiologist.
Miss South Africa 2020 will be the 62nd edition of the Miss South Africa pageant. The final will be held on 24 October 2020 and screened live on M-Net and Mzansi Magic. Sasha-Lee Olivier will crown her successor at the end of the event.
Organisers also confirmed that for the first time in the history of the pageant, the contestants who make the top 3 will represent the country at the world’s three most prestigious pageants, namely Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational.