Meet the Miss SA Top 16 Finalists

25 July 2019
Meet the Top 16 ladies vying for the coveted Miss SA crown.
<p>Miss SA Finalists</p>

Let's meet the ladies!

Beulah Baduza ​

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Beulah Baduza is a 23-year-old aspiring lawyer completing her LLB degree at the University of Pretoria. Beulah loves working out, singing, traveling, cycling, watching Netflix and reading. If she could invite six people to dinner they would be her mom, Naomi Campbell, Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Serena Williams.

Chuma Matsaluka

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Chuma Matsaluka is a 21-year-old from Nyanga, Cape Town who is in her third year of a BA Degree at UCT. Majoring in anthropology, industrial sociology, and political studies. Chuma enjoys hiking, "going on coffee dates with myself", reading and spending time with family and friends. Her guilty pleasure is watching the Crime and Investigation channel while tucking into ice cream.

Danielle Wallace

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Danielle Wallace is a 26-year-old avid hiker and holder of a BSc degree from Cape Town. She worked in marketing as a brand manager before leaving to further her modeling career. Danielle believes in balance and loves spending times outdoors, but never says no to staying in her pajamas all day and binging Netflix.

Eloïse van der Westhuizen

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Eloïse van der Westhuizen is a 24-year-old merchandise planner from Panorama in Cape Town. She has a BCom honours degree from the University of Stellenbosch. Eloïse lists outgoing Miss SA Tamaryn Green as her role model – Tamaryn’s #MissSA2018 campaign, Break the Stigma, and opening up about her journey with TB helped Eloïse open up about her own TB battle.

Errin Brits

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Errin Brits is a 22-year-old LLB student from Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg. Her role models include former public protector Thuli Madonsela and Peggy-Sue Khumalo, who was crowned Miss SA in 1996 and is now a successful businesswoman. Errin loves hip-hop and Ed Sheeran, eating chocolate and spending time in the library.

Keabetswe Kanyane

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Keabetswe Kanyane is a 25-year-old mala mogodu loving analyst from Pretoria. Currently working on her BCom honours at the University of Johannesburg, Kea loves the gym and also enjoys entertaining, cooking and planning game nights. She loves gospel music and binge watching The Walking Dead.

Kgothatso Dithebe

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Kgothatso Dithebe is a 24-year-old Centurion LLB student with a unique facial birthmark that has taught her resilience.

Growing up, Kgothatso's birthmark made her feel insecure and often being ridiculed by her peers, she wants to bring hope to those who “feel mistreated, misplaced or misunderstood”. She wants to show others that being different can be a blessing. How have you turned your differences into a blessing?

Lisa Stoffela

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Lisa Stoffela is a 26-year-old BCom Financial Management graduate from Margate. She owns a pizza take-away restaurant in Ferndale, Randburg. Lisa loves to travel and discover new places even if it’s just a short drive out of the city. She also loves to keep healthy through exercise and goes to the gym often with her trusty inspirational podcasts that help her power through a workout.

Loren Leigh Jenneker

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Loren Leigh Jenneker is a 24-year-old aspiring forensic accountant from Centurion in Pretoria. Loren is working towards a BCom in finance at UJ while tutoring kids who struggle to read. Her guilty treat is a milk-tart cronut, is an avid book collector and loves traveling and hiking.

Noluthando Bennet

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Sound engineer, Noluthando Bennett is a 24-year-old multi-media and web design freelancer from Kagiso in Krugersdorp. Inspired by Jacqui Mofokeng (Miss SA 1993) and US filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Noluthando loves to read and watching documentaries when she isn't in front of the camera.

Nompumelelo Maduna

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Nompumelelo Maduna is a 24-year-old private banker from Rockville in Soweto. Her goal is to be the Miss SA to inspire and empower others by showing anything is possible if you work hard. This University of Johannesburg graduate keeps fit by playing netball and golf and teaches confidence building and etiquette at a modeling school.

Sasha-Lee Olivier

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Sasha-Lee Olivier is a 26-year-old, model from Alberton, Johannesburg. Sasha-Lee is pursuing a double major in marketing and psychology at Wits. She enjoys fishing and is an art lover and can often be found in a gallery or museum. She's a proud Bey Hive member and loves cheesecake while binging on her favourite TV show, Big Bang Theory.

Sibabalwe Gcilitshana

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Sibabalwe Gcilitshana is a 24-year-old parliamentary officer from Bellville in Cape Town. A researcher for Equal Education (EE), Siba is inspired by Cynthia Shange, who won the Miss Black SA title in 1972 and became the first black South African to enter Miss Universe. Siba loves singing, finds her zen with meditation and hiking and has downtime binging on Breaking Bad and Killing Eve.

Xia Narain

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Graduate in general and industrial psychology at UKZN, Xia Narain loves horror and comedy movies. She has walked runways in South Africa and Turkey and the 23-year-old from Chatsworth, Durban also teaches ramp walking. Passionate about inspiring self-esteem at a modeling school. She also has a Bachelor Degree in Social Science and plans to do her honours in clinical psychology next year. Xia’s ideal dinner table would include Madiba, Princess Diana, Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, and Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Senn.

Zanele Phakathi

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Zanele Phakathi is a 20-year-old Business Information Tecnology student at UJ. Affectionately known as Zaza, she has more than 70 pageant titles to her name. Zanele was involved in a car accident last year and lost the hearing in her left ear but hasn’t let it interfere with how she lives her life. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, doing charity work, going for walks, relaxing and spending time with her nephews.

Zozibini Tunzi

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Zozibini Tunzi is a 25-year-old completing her BTech in PR from Cape Town. Her role models are her parents and Caster Semenya, whom she’d love to meet. Zozibini is a hard-core Marvel fan, was a Game of Thrones addict and enjoys eating out with her sister and her friend.

The event will be held the Sun Arena in Pretoria and broadcast live on Mzansi Magic on Women’s Day, Friday, 9 August.