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Meet the Miss SA Top 15 Finalists

The reigning Miss South Africa, Sasha-Lee Oliver announced this year’s Miss SA Top 15 finalist in a virtual public reveal on the 24th of June 2020.

Incase you missed the announcement; these are the Top 15 beauties (In alphabetical order) vying for the Buhle Crown.

Anazarde Omar (21)

From Crown Gardens in Johannesburg. She has a BA in Strategic Communication in Marketing from the University of Johannesburg and enjoys cooking.

Voting Number: 1

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Aphelele Mbiyo (24)

Born in Mthatha and raised in Port Elizabeth, she currently lives in Lonehill, Johannesburg. Mbiyo holds a BA in Integrated Marketing Communications. She describes herself as a calm, positive and ambitious person who loves to host dinners parties.

Voting Number: 2

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I am incredibly HONORED, SO GRATEFUL and THRILLED to announce that I am an official SEMI FINALIST FOR MISS SOUTH AFRICA 2020!!!🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦 This means that you get to vote for me to progress further on this journey 🤗 Thank you @official_misssa for this opportunity. I will be posting the voting details soonest!! 📣 If anything, I hope this nudges you to walk into the direction of your fears, because there lies unadulterated freedom ✨ THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT SO FAR, LET’S VOTE🙏🏽 #MissSA2020 #apheleleformisssa2020 #FaceYourPower #EmbraceYourFuture Photographer: Willem Botha @willembotha Hair & make-up: Dyllan Morais @artistry_by_dyllan

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Busisiwe Mmotla (27)

A Sowetan, who has been previously crowned Miss Soweto in 2017.  She is a senior & FET Phase teacher who graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a Bachelor of Education degree. Mmotla is currently studying towards a Diploma in Personal Training at Trifocus Fitness Academy to become a wellness coach.

Voting Number: 3

Chantelle Pretorius (24)

From from Tshwane, Gauteng, she is a full-time model and spends six to nine months a year working in Europe. She holds a diploma in nutrition that she obtained at The Blackford Centre in the United Kingdom and currently working towards finishing her B.Com Business Management degree through Unisa.

Voting Number: 4

Jordan van der Vyver (24)

From Greenpoint in Cape Town, she is an international model who usually spends half the year working in the United States. She is inspired by her mother, who is currently finishing her honours in psychology.

Voting Number: 5

Karishma Ramdev (25)

Originally from Chatsworth in KwaZulu-Natal, she lives in Johannesburg where she works as a medical doctor at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital. She says she is blessed to have her family as her support structure during this time as working in the frontline has been stressful.

Voting Number: 6

Lebogang Mahlangu (24)

This beauty is from Soshanguve, Gauteng. She is a food scientist working in research and development for a large multi-national company. She is also a social entrepreneur and owns a community bakery in Soshanguve. Mahlangu enjoys adventure such as exploring new hiking routes, running and exercising.

Voting Number: 7

Matsepo Sithole (21)

She is from Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal and is studying law at the University of Pretoria. Her goal in getting her degree in transformation and justice in South Africa.

Voting Number: 8

Melissa Nayimuli (24)

From Butterworth in the Eastern Cape, she is settled in Sunninghill, Joburg, where she works as an account manager for a marketing agency. She has a BA in Motion Picture Medium from AFDA and majored in television writing.

Voting Number: 9

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In Xhosa we say, enkosi In Luganda we say, mwebale With that said, I want to say enkosi, mwebale, thank you to @official_misssa for this opportunity. Most people don't know this, but this is my third time entering Miss SA. In 2016 & 2018 I didn't even make it past the first judging round and I was devastated. Clearly I can't take a hint because here I am again!! I'm so happy I didn't give up because this girl from eGcuwa is in the Top 15! Thank you so much for all the love & support you've shown me. I'll call on you soon to help me get into the Top 10, please stay on the lookout for voting details. Thank you to the following people for giving me my Cinderella moment, but with a bit of swag 😅 Photographer: Willem Botha @willembotha Make-up: Dyllan Morais @artistry_by_dyllan #faceyourpower #embraceyourfuture #MelissaForMissSA

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Natasha Joubert (22)

This stunner from Centurion, Gauteng, is a Public Relations Officer. She has a B.Com Marketing Management Graduate from Boston City Campus.

Voting Number: 10

Olin-Shae De La Cruz (26)

A proud Joburger from Bryanston, she is in her final year of a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Media Operations Management at Boston Media House.

Voting Number: 11

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"Wow,look at God" Those were the immediate words I uttered when I heard: "congratulations you've made it through to top 15." I kept composure. Put down the phone, And immediately cried while shaking and thanked God through prayer. What an achievement it is for me, the last time I entered in 2017, I made top 25, this year we are sitting in top 15. This is validation of my growth, and time to speak on what is important to me and what could benefit the country, communities and individuals. A huge thank you to the @official_misssa organization for the platform to belive in our dreams and chase it. Thank you to the judges for hearing my answers and recognizing my light. Then thank you to each and everyone of you who have continued to believe in me. Thank you for the messages. Likes. Comments and posts. Congratulations to the other 14 women who also progressed. South Africa I am excited to look within. Own my story and step into my role of being a leader. I'm ready to see us all grow and prosper – this is my dream. With top 15 you now have a say. Voting will be opening soon where you can cast a vote to see me in the finals. I will share more information with you soonest A huge shout out to the talented below individuals for photo cred: Photographer: @willembotha Hair & make-up: @artistry_by_dyllan #MissSA2020 #FaceYourPower #EmbraceYourFuture

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Palesa Keswa (23)

From Sasolburg in the Free State, she has an undergraduate degree in economics and risk management. She is currently doing her honours in economics at the North-West University.

Voting Number: 12

Savannah Schutzler (24)

She comes all the way from Rondebosch in the Western Cape. She is an actress who graduated with a BA Degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Stellenbosch University. She also has an honours degree in live performances from AFDA, as well as a diploma in media makeup and styling.

Voting Number: 13 

Shudufhadzo Musida (23)

She is 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 a BA Honours in International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand.

Voting Number: 14

Thato Mosehle (25)

Last, but certainly not least, is Mosehle, who comes from Klerksdorp in the North West. She is a medical doctor and is currently completing her internship to become an anesthesiologist. She started entering pageants after a knee injury, which halted her plans to be a Protea netball player.

Voting Number: 15

Voting is officially open! Click on the link for more information on how you can vote for your favorite queen. https://www.misssa.co.za/2020/06/25/how-voting-works-and-what-happens-with-the-voting-funds-collected/

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