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Miss South Africa

Catching the light at every angle, the crown glistens and sparkles. It is the most coveted crown in the country as it is the symbol for the title of Miss South Africa.

As the license holder of both Miss South Africa and Miss SA Teen, Sun International proudly hosts the annual Miss South Africa beauty pageant, a glittering affair at our flagship resort Sun City.

Who is Miss South Africa?

With over 50 years of Miss South Africa pageants, each year brings a flood of new entries as young women from every corner of South Africa compete for this prestigious title.  

An ambassador for South Africa, to win the crown, entrants must possess both inner and outer beauty and flourish under pressure. Poised, determined and humble, Miss South Africa must embrace challenges as opportunities.

The embodiment of strength and compassion, Miss South Africa must have a strong desire to serve her community as she will be actively involved in charity work and social upliftment.

The "full package", Miss South Africa must have self-assurance and a confident, positive outlook as she will engage with celebrities and dignitaries as well as individuals from all walks of life. The world is her oyster as Miss South Africa will embark upon an exciting schedule of celebrity appearances and promotional work.

Throughout the course of her reign, she will need to exude high energy levels and a healthy sense of wellbeing as she travels both locally and internationally. As the winner of Miss South Africa, she will also represent South Africa at the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants.

Our commitment to Miss South Africa

Sun International is passionately committed to the empowerment and upliftment of women, from the moment the semi-finalists are chosen, right through to the crowning of the winner and during the year of her reign.

Along with sponsors Cell C, DStv, M-Net and Mzansi Magic, Sun International brings the Miss South Africa pageant into the homes and hearts of all South Africans each year.

Miss SA facts

Did you know? Three former Miss South Africas have won the Miss World titles:

  • Rolene Strauss in 2014, Anneline Kriel in 1974 and Penelope Coelen in 1958.
  • Norma Vorster crowned as the first official winner of Miss South Africa in 1956.
  • The first Miss South Africa to compete at Miss Universe was Kerishnie Naicker in 1998.