Complete list of Miss South Africa title holders

Complete list of Miss South Africa title holders

The famous Miss South Africa beauty pageant is the largest and most glamorous beauty competition in Mzansi. It is here that true beauty with brains is separated from the rest, and the best of all is crowned as the ultimate Queen. The competition has been in existence for 61 years now and each year saw a new Queen, Miss SA, crowned. In two special years, this pageant produced a Miss Universe.

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Each year, the incumbent Queen and the winner of the beauty contest embark on tours, both nationwide and global, to promote charity works of various organisations. Some continue with their projects long after their tenure comes to an end, while others focus their attention on different things.

Who is the first black Miss South Africa? How many times has Miss South Africa won Miss Universe? What is the name of Miss South Africa 2018? Well, there are a lot of questions with regards to Miss South Africa and her impact on the country and the world at large. Here is a list of all Miss South Africa, for the 60 years this beauty contest has been in existence.

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Miss South Africans who became Miss World and Miss Universe

What other thing do the years 1958, 1974, and 2014 have in common apart from being even numbers? Producing Miss world of South African descent. Penelope Coelen, Anneline Kriel, and Rolene Strauss respectively, got into history books by becoming Miss World. Their two counterparts, Margaret Gardiner and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, on the other hand, are remembered for winning Miss Universe.

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Miss South Africa 2019

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The Miss South Africa 2019 was held on 9 August 2019 at the Sun Arena that is located in Pretoria, Guateng. In the event, beauty princesses contested for the top position, the Queen, where Zozibini Tunzi emerged the winner.

What ethnicity is Miss South Africa?

Miss SA 2019 is a beautiful black woman with a heart of gold and a smart mind. She, Zozibini Tunzi, comes from Eastern Cape. She was crowned by Tamaryn Green, the former Miss South Africa, who was also crowned by Miss SA 2017.

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Miss SA 2017

The Miss South Africa 2017 winner was quite confusing as people kept wondering who between Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters & Adè van Heerden was the actual Queen. Well, to put your mind to rest, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was the winner of the 2017 beauty pageant. She was crowned by Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, Miss South Africa 2016.

The first black Miss South Africa

History is made by ordinary human beings who do extraordinary things. In 1993, Jacqui Mofokeng was South Africa's history maker when she rose above all odds to become the first black South African to win Miss South Africa. She led the way and inspired many more black women to participate in the pageant with the hope of winning the crown.

Complete list of Miss South Africa

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Do you know all Miss South Africa winners since the beauty pageant was initiated? Well, do not worry as they all have been mentioned here. This list contains all the beauty Queens from 1943 to the present.

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  • 1943: Susie Smuts
  • 1956: Norma Vorster
  • 1957: Adele Kruger
  • 1958: Penelope Coelen
  • 1959: Moya Meaker
  • 1960: Denise Muir
  • 1961: Yvonne Hulley
  • 1962: Yvonne Ficker
  • 1963: Louise Crous
  • 1964: Vedra Karamitas

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  • 1965: Carol Davis
  • 1966: Johanna Carter
  • 1967: Disa Duivestein
  • 1968: Mitzianna Stander
  • 1969: Linda Collett
  • 1970: Jillian Jessup
  • 1971: Monica Fairall
  • 1972: Stephanie Reinecke
  • 1973: Shelley Latham
  • 1974: Anneline Kriel
  • 1975: Vera Johns
  • 1976: Lynn Massyn
  • 1977: Vanessa Wannenburg
  • 1978: Yolanda Kloppers
  • 1979: Karen Sickel
  • 1980: Sandra McCrystal
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  • 1981: Linda Phillips
  • 1982: Odette Scrooby
  • 1983: Leanne Hosking
  • 1984: Lorna Potgieter
  • 1985: Andrea Stelzer
  • 1986: Sandy McCormack
  • 1987: Wilma van der Bijl
  • 1988: Janine Botbyl
  • 1989: Michelle Bruce
  • 1990: Suzette van der Merwe
  • 1991: Diana Tilden-Davis
  • 1992: Amy Kleinhans
  • 1993: Jacqui Mofokeng
  • 1994: Basetsana Makgalemele
  • 1995: Bernalee Daniell
  • 1996: Peggy-Sue Khumalo
  • 1997: Kerishnie Naicker
  • 1998: Sonia Raciti
  • 1999: Heather Joy Hamilton
  • 2000: Jo-Ann Strauss
  • 2001: Vanessa Do Céu Carreira

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  • 2002: Cindy Nell
  • 2003: Joan Ramagoshi
  • 2004: Claudia Henkel
  • 2005: Nokuthula “Thuli” Sithole
  • 2006: Megan Coleman
  • 2007: Tansey Coetzee
  • 2008: Tatum Keshwar
  • 2009: Nicole Flint
  • 2010: Bokang Montjane
  • 2011: Melinda Bam
  • 2012-2013: Marilyn Ramos
  • 2014: Rolene Strauss & Ziphozakhe Zokufa
  • 2015: Liesl Laurie
  • 2016: Ntandoyenkosi Kunene
  • 2017: Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters & Adè van Heerden
  • 2018: Tamaryn Green
  • 2019- Present: Zozibini Tunzi

Miss South Africa title holders rose above the average to become the best at their craft. History remembers them as beautiful leaders, literally and otherwise. They represented South Africa in their various capacity and led the world to believe that even South Africans have what it takes to compete with the world. This was especially so, when South Africa, in two separate occasions, produced Miss Universe.


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