As the highly anticipated Miss SA 2023 finale approaches, here’s how you can catch all the glitz and glamour of the event live from South Africa.
UPDATE: Miss SA 2020 runner-up, Natasha Joubert, donned the “Mowana, the Tree of Life” crown as the reigning queen, on Sunday.
Miss SA 2023 finale: Here’s everything you need to know
The pageant promises to be a captivating showcase of beauty, talent, and empowerment as the nation eagerly awaits the crowning of the next Miss SA.
Date and Venue
The grand event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 13 August 2023, at the prestigious Sun Bet Arena located within Time Square Casino in Pretoria.
This iconic venue will set the stage for an unforgettable evening of beauty and elegance.
Host and Passing of the Crown
Media personality and fan-favourite, Bonang Matheba, will take the stage as the host for the third time.
The reigning Miss SA 2022, Ndavi Nokeri, will gracefully pass down her crown to her successor, marking a poignant moment in the pageant’s history.
How to watch live in South Africa
For those eager to witness the crowning moment and the entire spectacle, the Miss SA 2023 finale will be broadcasted on SABC, available on DStv channel 193.
Tune in to your television screens on Sunday, 13 August 2023, starting from 18:30 to catch every exhilarating moment of the event.
Top Seven Finalists
The competition has been fierce, and the top seven finalists have emerged from a pool of talented contestants.
These exceptional women will take the stage, each vying for the coveted title of Miss SA.
The finalists hail from various regions of South Africa, showcasing the diversity and beauty of the nation.
The top seven are:
- Anke Rothmann (23) from the Northern Cape
- Bryoni Govender (26) from Gauteng
- Homba Mazaleni (23) from the Eastern Cape
- Jordan van der Vyver (27), from the Western Cape
- Melissa Nayimuli (27) from the Eastern Cape
- Nande Mabala (25), from the Western Cape
- Natasha Joubert (25) from Gauteng
A panel of esteemed judges will have the responsibility of selecting the next Miss SA.
The judging panel consists of prominent figures from different fields, including the reigning Miss Universe R’Bonney Nola Gabriel, actress and model Leandie du Randt, South African-born actress Thuso Mbedu, investigative journalist Devi Sankaree Govender, and former Miss SA (2000) Jo-Ann Strauss.
Their collective expertise will play a crucial role in determining the winner.
Empowerment and Partnership
The Miss SA pageant holds a special place in the hearts of South Africans as it celebrates and empowers women from diverse backgrounds. House of BNG, a leading MCC brand, proudly continues its partnership with the prestigious event.
The founder and owner of House of BNG, Matheba, expressed her enthusiasm for supporting women’s empowerment through this platform.
“The Miss South Africa pageant is one of my favorite events on the South African calendar. Any platform that supports and uplifts women in this country will always have my backing.
“Partnering with Miss SA for the fifth time this year is a natural choice for House of BNG, as we share a common vision of empowering women. We are incredibly excited to be a part of the pageant and ready to support all the contestants. Here’s to another thrilling year, toasting our winners with House of BNG,” she said.
As the countdown to the Miss SA 2023 finale begins, anticipation and excitement fill the air. The event promises not only a display of beauty but also a celebration of resilience, talent, and unity.
Don’t miss this captivating evening of elegance and empowerment as South Africa comes together to witness the crowning of its new Miss SA.