The countdown has begun for Miss SA 2019: 5 important things to know

The countdown has begun for Miss SA 2019: 5 important things to know

With less than 24 hours away from the most prestigious pageant in Mzansi, Briefly, compiled a list of important information you should know ahead of the Miss South Africa 2019.

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The glamourous affair, the Miss SA pageant, will celebrate its 61st anniversary this year on Women’s Day, Friday, 9 August.

The event is set to take place at Time Square in Pretoria. There are five important things for you to know about the big event

1. Media personality Bonang Matheba is hosting the event

Bonang hosted the 2018 edition, and has been associated with the pageant for a long time. She was also part of the judging panel which crowned Roelene Strauss in 2014. Bonang's House of BNG champopo is also the official celebration sponsor.

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2. The Panel of judges

The panel of judges include talk show host, Anele Mdoda, actress Connie Ferguson, former Miss SA Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, model, activist and lawyer Thando Hopa and reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray.

3. The Crown

This year’s Miss SA crown has been named Ubuhle Bethungo Lenkosazana, which in iSisZulu means “beauty of the rainbow”.

The crown was designed and crafted by world renowned designer, Johan Louw of Uwe Koetter Jewellers and weighs more than half a kilogram. It is studded with 2 586 cubic zirconia stones.

According to the official pageant social media page, the crown celebrates women, diversity and the beauty of the rainbow. It took craftsmen more than 192 hours to make it.

4. When and where can you watch it

Miss SA 2019 will be broadcast live on Mzansi Magic and M-Net on DStv, or for those who don’t have DStv, you can watch it on your laptop at or stream it to the nearest smart TV using DStv Now app. The event starts at 5pm.

5. The Prize

The winner will receive R1million cash, a car and entry to the Miss World or Miss Universe pageants. The total Miss SA prizes amounts to about R3million.

Stay tuned for the most glamourous pageant in Mzansi.

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Just over a week ago, reported that it’s that time of year again when the top 16 contestants of the popular Miss South Africa pageant will take the stage.

With the main event just weeks away, excitement is building, and the music acts that will be performing at the show have been announced.

Some of South Africa's best musicians will be gracing the stage, such as Sho Madjozi, Amanda Black, Nasty C, Jesse Clegg and Rowlene, News24 reported.

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