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Miss SA 2020 Top 10

This year’s Top 10 Miss South Africa finalists – one of whom will be crowned Miss South Africa 2020 on October 24, in a glamorous and entertainment-packed pageant screened live on M-Net and Mzansi Magic and streamed for an international audience – have been announced.


The contestants represent six provinces – Gauteng has four (with three from Tshwane and one from Soweto), followed by the Eastern Cape with two, while Kwa-Zulu Natal, Western Cape, Limpopo and North West each has one entrant. They are an impressive group and include two medical doctors working on the Covid frontline; two full-time international models as well as marketing, education and economics graduates and a food scientist.

For the first time in the history of the Miss South Africa pageant, the contestants who make the Top 3 will represent the country at the world’s three most prestigious pageants. Previously, the Miss South Africa Organisation sent a representative to both Miss Universe and Miss World, but will also now be fielding a candidate at Miss Supranational.

The 10 finalists are (in alphabetical order of their first names):

Aphelele Mbiyo. Pic by Garreth Barclay.

  • Aphelele Mbiyo (24) who was born in Mthata and raised in Port Elizabeth but currently lives in Johannesburg, holds a BA in Integrated Marketing Communications.

Busisiwe Mmotla. Pic by Garreth Barclay

  • Busisiwe Mmotla (27) is from Soweto and is a Senior & FET Phase teacher who graduated from the University of Johannesburg and is currently studying for a diploma in personal training.

Chantelle Pretorius. Pic by Garreth Barclay.


  • Chantelle Pretorius (24) from Tshwane, Gauteng, 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. Pic by Garreth Barclay.

  • Jordan van der Vyver (24) comes from Greenpoint, Cape Town, and is an international model who usually spends half the year working overseas.

Karishma Ramdev. Picture by Garreth Barclay

  • Karishma Ramdev (25) who hails from Chatsworth in KwaZulu Natal, is now based in Joburg working as a medical doctor at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital.

Lebogang Mahlangu. Pic by Garreth Barclay

  • Lebogang Mahlangu (24) from Soshanguve, Gauteng, is a food scientist working in research and development for a large multi-national.

Melissa Nayimuli. Picture by Garreth Barclay

  • Melissa Nayimuli (24) 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. Picture by Garreth Barclay

  • Natasha Joubert (23) who is from Centurion, Tshwane, has a B.Com in Marketing Management and works in PR at a firm of attorneys.

Shudufhadzo Musida. Pic by Garreth Barclay.

  • Shudufhadzo Musida (24) 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. Pic by Garreth Barclay.

  • Thato Mosehle (25) hails from Klerksdorp in the North West and is a medical doctor currently completing her internship with the aim of becoming an anaesthesiologist.


Aphelele Mbiyo. Pic by Garreth Barclay.

One-on-one with Miss South Africa 2020 Top 10 finalist Aphelele Mbiyo

Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedInThe 24-year-old Mthatha-born finalists shares why she decided to take part in this year’s pageant,…

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