The time to know how much public opinion matters in the Miss South Africa 2020 has finally come. On 23rd June 2020, Stephanie Weil, the CEO of the Miss South Africa Organisation, through an Instagram live, revealed that the public could vote for their favourite contestants. The following day, Sasha-Lee Olivier, the reigning Miss South Africa revealed the identity of the 15 contestants who had made it to the semi-finals. Out of the 15, only ten are expected to proceed to the finals.
You do not need to be a fashion fanatic to participate in the Miss South Africa 2020 voting process. The process is open for anyone who wishes to support the model whom they prefer. These details on how to vote for Miss South Africa 2020 could come in handy for interested parties.
How to vote for Miss South Africa
For you to take part in the voting process, you will have to pay for the number of votes that you would love awarded to your contestant of choice. There are three voting bundles which differ in their value and the number of votes that a contestant will be awarded. The least package is worth R20, and it is equivalent to 4 votes. The second one is worth R50, and it is worth 12 votes. The most expensive one is worth R100, and it is equivalent to 25 votes.
You could access the voting bundles through any of these platforms:
1. Using cash in store
This method requires you to visit any of the money market counters in any of the Checkers, Shoprite, Hyper or Usave stores in the country. You could access the voting bundles in any of these stores. The cashier will cast your vote on the pageant's computicket system. You will then be given a receipt to prove that you have cast your vote to your preferred contestant.
2. Using your credit card
If you wish to cast your vote at the comfort of your home, you could use this option. You will be required to go to misssa.co.za on your browser. You will then be required to click on the Miss South Africa 2020 option which will present the profile of the semi-finalists. Below the profile of every contestant, the voting link has been provided. Therefore, you will be required to click on the link of your contestant of choice. After that, you will be required to select the voting bundle. You will have to enter the details of your credit card, and the funds will be deducted from your card.
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Miss SA 2020 semi-finalists
In case you have no idea about the contestants who are being voted for, this is the list of the semi-finalists:
1. Anarzade Omar
The twenty-one-year-old beauty hails from Johannesburg.
2. Aphelele Mbiyo
Aphelele traces her roots back in Mthata, although she grew up in Port Elizabeth.
3. Busisiwe Mmotla
Busisiwe Mmotla is a twenty-seven-year-old queen from Soweto.
4. Chantelle Pretorius
Chantelle Pretorius is a twenty-four-year-old goddess who hails from Tshwane, Gauteng,
5. Jordan van der Vyver
Jordan is twenty-four, and she is from Greenpoint, Cape Town.
6. Karishma Ramdev
Karishma Ramdev is twenty-four, and she is from Chatsworth, KwaZulu-Natal.
7. Lebogang Mahlangu
Lebogang Mahlangu is also twenty-four, and the model is from Gauteng.
8. Matsepo Sithole
Matsepo Sithole hails from KwaZulu-Natal, and she is twenty-one years old.
9. Melissa Nayimuli
Melissa Nayimuli is twenty-four, and she is from the Eastern Cape.
10. Natasha Joubert
Natasha Joubert hails from Tshwane, Gauteng, and she is twenty-two.
11. Olin-Shae De La Cruz
Olin-Shae De La Cruz is twenty-six, and she is from Bryanston, Gauteng.
12. Palesa Keswa
Palesa Keswa hails from Sasolburg, Free State, and she is twenty-three years old.
13. Savannah Schutzler
Savannah Schutzler is from Rondebosch in Western Cape and is twenty-four years old.
14. Shudufhadzo Musida
Shudufhadzo Musida comes from Ha-Masai, Limpopo, and she is twenty-three-years old.
15. Thato Mosehle
Thato Mosehle hails from Klerksdorp in the North West, and she is twenty-five years old.
It is important to note that the public voting will account for a fifth of a judge's vote. The fate of a contestant will depend on the ruling that the judges will make. This means that successful contestants who will make it to the finals will be required to have impressed at least three out of the five judges, and the fifth judge is the public. This explains why the view of the public is significant.
The results of the Miss South Africa voting process will be out in July. After that, the organisers of the event will release the date of the finals. The date of the finals, which was scheduled for August has been pushed further because of the pandemic.
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