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Miss South Africa 2020

Channel: Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) and M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 17h00
Genre: Pageant

Miss South Africa 2020

For the first time in its 62-year history, the finale of the Miss South Africa pageant will be hosted in Cape Town.

Miss South Africa 2020 will be crowned at The Table Bay hotel in an event which will be screened live on M-Net and Mzansi Magic, and will be streamed live for a paying international audience.

The pageant will be hosted by actress Nomzamo Mbatha. The judges for the finals are Zozibini Tunzi, Peggy-Sue Khumalo, Anele Mdoda, Leandie du Randt amd Kim Engelbrecht.

Miss South Africa 2020 will take home a package of prizes and sponsorships worth in excess of R3-million.

The winner will receive R1-million in cash from the Miss South Africa Organisation, as well as the use of a fully furnished and serviced apartment at Central Square with interior décor by Enza Home and a Mercedes Benz C200 Cabriolet for the year of her reign.

The prizes include:

Bacher & Co: Fragrance sponsorship for year of reign
Cahi Dental: Dental and oral hygiene care
Central Square: Use of a luxurious two-bedroom apartment in the heart of Sandton
Firepower Group: Empowering Miss South Africa with self-development workshops
Havaianas South Africa: Casual summer shoes for year of reign
KISCH IP: Assisting Miss South Africa with her official trademark and IP needs
Lajawi Hair: Official styling sponsor for year of reign
Mercedes Benz: The use of a C200 Cabriolet for her year of reign
Miss South Africa Organisation: R1-million in cash
Neda Beauty & Healing: Care of Miss South Africa's brows
Optimum Medical Aesthetics: Skin treatments and IV drips
Pilates on 7th: Pilates fitness partner for year of reign
Sparkle Cosmetics/Gelish/Morgan Taylor: Nail care for year of reign
Top Drawer Collection: Luxury sleepwear
Woolworths: To sponsor Miss South Africa with WBeauty and Woolworths home products throughout the year of reign

The 1st runner-up takes home R250,000, the 2nd runner-up gets R100,000 and all 10 finalists will receive R25,000.

The first round judges were presenter Anele Mdoda and former Miss South Africa title holders Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala (2010), Liesl Laurie (2015) and Adè van Heerden (2017).

For the first time in the history of the Miss South Africa pageant, the top three finalists will represent the country at the world's three most prestigious pageants: Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Supranational.

Performers at the live event include MiCasa, Sho Madjozi, Ami Faku, Jimmy Nevis and Sun El-Musician.

The 10 finalists, vying for the Top 3 places and the ultimate prize of Miss South Africa 2020, are (in alphabetical order of their first names):

Aphelele Mbiyo (24)

Aphelele Mbiyo

Aphelele was born in Mthata and raised in Port Elizabeth but currently lives in Johannesburg.

She holds a BA in Integrated Marketing Communications.

Busisiwe Mmotla (27)

Busisiwe Mmotla

Busisiwe is from Soweto and is a Senior & FET Phase teacher who graduated from the University of Johannesburg.

She is currently studying for a diploma in personal training.

Chantelle Pretorius (24)

Chantelle Pretorius

Chantelle is from Tshwane, Gauteng.

She is a full-time international model who is also finishing her B.Com Business Management degree through UNISA and has a diploma in nutrition.

Jordan van der Vyver (25)

Jordan van der Vyver

Jordan comes from Greenpoint, Cape Town, and is a full-time model who spends her time between local and international markets.

Karishma Ramdev (25)

Karishma Ramdev

Karishma hails from Chatsworth in KwaZulu-Natal.

She is now based in Joburg working as a medical doctor at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital.

Lebogang Mahlangu (24)

Lebogang Mahlangu

Lebogang is from Soshanguve, Gauteng.

She is a food scientist working in research and development for a large multi-national.

Melissa Nayimuli (24)

Melissa Nayimuli

Melissa is from Butterworth in the Eastern Cape but now lives in Sunninghill, Johannesburg where she works as an account manager for a marketing agency.

Natasha Joubert (23)

Natasha Joubert

Natasha is from Centurion, Tshwane.

She has a B.Com in Marketing Management and works in PR at a firm of attorneys.

Shudufhadzo Musida (24)

Shudufhadzo Musida

Shudufhadzo comes from Ha-Masia in Limpopo and has a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Pretoria.

She is currently doing her BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand.

Thato Mosehle (25)

Thato Mosehle

Thato hails from Klerksdorp in the North West and is a medical doctor currently completing her internship with the aim of becoming an anaesthesiologist.

Miss South Africa is presented by Weil Entertainment in association with M-Net, Mzansi Magic, Sun International, Brand South Africa and the City of Cape Town.

TVSA Show Page: Miss South Africa 2020

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24 Oct 2020 19:43

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10/25/2020 12:34 PM

And Miss South Africa 2020 is... Shudu Musida: 

First runner-up was Thato Mosehle, followed by Natasha Joubert. 

The three of them will each represent South Africa at a different upcoming international pageant: Miss World, Miss Universe and new to the Miss SA set-up... Miss Supranational.

There's no confirm yet on who will represent at which.

Here's a Q&A with Shudu by the Miss South Africa organisers:

What will you do now that you are Miss South Africa?

Shudu: I am passionate about mental health awareness and the economic and educational empowerment of women and children - especially in disadvantaged communities.

In many disadvantaged and rural communities mental health is often overlooked and disregarded.

As such, destigmatising mental health will be at the forefront of my social initiatives as it provides a healthy foundation for issues such as economic and educational empowerment to be tackled successfully.

It is more important now more than ever because of COVID-19 to check in on mental health, especially in the education sector with children having to adapt to so many changes in their daily lives, and more so in disadvantaged communities where poverty has been exacerbated.

How did you handle the lockdown due to the Covid 19?

Shudu: I took the time to prioritise my own mental health and myself.

It’s been difficult but you learn to be kind to yourself and remember that these are unusual circumstances and it’s okay not to be okay sometimes. I have been blessed to find peace in this tough time.

What has this time taught you?

Shudu: It has taught me that I don’t need big victories. Small victories, such as taking an hour out to meditate or complete a task is enough. Sometimes we search for joy when it lies with gratitude for just waking up.

2020 has been a tough year globally. Do you see any positives in what has happened in the past months and weeks?

Shudu: We got to appreciate human interaction and what the beauty of being outside means. Now we appreciate the beauty of nature and of our loved ones. This has been a return to self.

What do you love about South Africa?

Shudu: The cultures, the food, the people – the people are everything. Also, our ability to love and find joy in the darkest of times. 

What would like to change about South Africa?

Shudu: The stigma against mental health and the disregard towards gender-based violence.

Who is a previous Miss South Africa who has inspired you and why?

Shudu: Reigning Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi inspired me to enter because of her grace and her ability to make a statement without straining her voice.

Who are your role models?

Shudu: My role models include Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Toni Morrison, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Gcuka and Amina J. Mohammed. They are such strong women with so much grace. They inspire me to be better versions of myself.

Tell us a bit more about your family:

I live with my mother, Thandi (42) who is a real estate agent, and I have a little sister, Zwonka (13) who is in Grade 8.

What do you do in your spare time?

Shudu: I sing, practice the keyboard and read.

Do you think beauty pageants are still relevant today?

Shudu: Pageants will always be relevant because they are embedded in our society. They also evolve with the times, so it’s no longer just a showcase of a woman’s beauty but the beauty of her mind too and how she can be of service to others beyond herself. 

Name two of your female role models?

Shudu: Beyoncé and Amina J. Mohammed. They encompass both my potential beings, the powerful singer and the powerful advocate. 

What is your message to young girls and young women in South Africa?

Shudu: Love yourselves first, fight for what you want and for yourself too. But remember fighting doesn’t always have to be loud or vocal – it can be as simple as being silent and choosing to prioritise your peace. 

What is the one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Shudu: I can sing!

What is the No 1 piece of advice that you would give to your younger self?

Shudu: Love yourself.

Describe yourself in three words:

Shudu: Caring, smart, blessed.

What music are you listening to?

Shudu: Usher, disco, and gospel in the mornings.

What are your favourite TV shows?

Shudu: Little Fires Everywhere and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

What is your favourite meal?

Shudu: Sushi.

Who’s your local and international celeb crush? 

Shudu: Local crush is Trevor Noah (if he is still considered local) and international is Miguel.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Shudu: Woolworths caramel centred cupcakes. 

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