Miss South Africa 2019 : Info

Miss South Africa 2019 hosted its grand coronation night on 9th August 2019 at the Sun Arena at Time Square, Pretoria where the top 16 beauties competed for the national crown and the opportunity to represent South Africa 2019 in Miss World 2019 and Miss Universe 2019.

At the end of the coronation night, Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss South Africa 2019. She, thus, got the right to decide where she wanted to represent her country and chose Miss Universe 2019 as her platform. The 25-year-old beauty began her pageantry career with this contest and won her debut, showing her capabilities and proving to be a strong contender for the crown.

Thus, the first runner-up Sasha-Lee Olivier got the opportunity to represent South Africa in Miss World 2019. The 26-year-old beauty hails from Alberton, Johannesburg and is currently pursuing a double major in marketing and psychology at Wits. 

The Top 5 comprised of Zozibini Tunzi, Sasha-Lee Olivier, Eloïse van der Westhuizen, Nompumelelo Maduna and Kgothatso Dithebe. The sixteen contestants who competed for the crown were Sibabalwe Gcilitshana, Zozibini Tunzi, Beulah Baduza, Errin Brits, Keabetswe Kanyane, Kgothatso Dithebe, Loren Leigh Jenneker, Noluthando Bennett, Nompumelelo Maduna, Sasha-Lee Olivier, Zanele Phakathi, Danielle Wallace, Lisa Stoffela, Xia Narain, Chuma Matsaluka and Eloïse van der Westhuizen.

Before the sixteen finalists were selected, thirty five semi-finalists were selected by a panel of jury which comprised of Anarzade Omar, Anita Jansen, Anzelle Von Staden, Beulah Baduza, Catherine Groenewald, Celest Steyn, Chuma Matsakula, Danielle Wallace, Eloise Van Der Westhuizen, Errin Brits, Fanelesibonge Mbuyazi, Gabrielle Lochoff, Hesrie Van Heerden, Kay-Leigh Sussman, Keabetswe Kanyane, Kgothatso Dithebe, Kim Snoyman, Lisa Stoffela, Loren Leigh Jenneker, Martinique Ferreira, Mbali Dlamini, Nkosazana sibobosi, Noluthando Bennett, Lara Steenkamp, Nompumelelo Maduna, Roelien classen, Sasha-Lee Olivier, Shaskia John, Sibabablwe Gcilithsana, Sisa Mdoda, Tene Minderon, Tumelo Ntsewa, Xia Narian, Zanele Phakathi and Zozibini Tunzi.