Miss South Africa 2021 Top 10: Dr. Moratwe Masima

04 Aug 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

The 63rd edition of Miss South Africa, Miss South Africa 2021, will be held on 16th October 2021 at the Grand West Arena, Cape Town. Ten finalists have been selected by an accomplished panel of jury who will compete at the coronation night as Shudufhadzo Musida of Limpopo will crown her successor at the end of the event finale.

Initially, the organization selected Top 30 contestants who began their journey at Miss South Africa 2021 in July 2021. This year is all the more special as the organization invited transgender contestants to give it a go at the 2021 edition. With the Top 10 being revealed which consists of talented and stunning ladies, Miss South Africa 2021 is definitely going to be a grand edition.



Dr. Moratwe Masima, from Sandton, was the first finalist to be announced to go through to the Top 10 of Miss South Africa 2021. In the last few years, it hasn’t been uncommon to find a qualified doctor in and among the Top 30 contestants for the Miss South Africa title. A few have advanced to Top 5 and stunning beauties such as Rolene Strauss, Ade van Heerden, Tamaryn Green and Thato Mosehle have walked away with the title.

On making it to Top 10, Moratwe Masima said, “I wasn’t expecting it because all the women in the Top 30 were absolutely amazing. When I heard I had made it to the Top 10, I had just finished a 24-hour shift at the hospital. I felt a lot of emotions all at once mainly because I had a rough night at work but also so grateful that all my hard work was being recognized.”

Moratwe is an aspiring plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is doing her first-year internship at The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. The stunning beauty wishes to meet the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Arden who she is in awe of.



Moratwe also spoke about why doctors do so well at the competition as she said, “Being a doctor requires tenacity and compassion as well as a burning desire for change. I believe that it is exactly what makes the transition between Miss South Africa and the medical profession easier. Being a Miss South Africa requires you to champion for people’s rights and make a change in the community.”

If Moratwe wins Miss South Africa 2021, she wants to use it as a stepping stone to work with UN women and the WHO to advocate for women’s health across Africa. She is definitely one of the strongest contenders for the national title this year.