Meet your Miss South Africa 2024 Top 30 finalists

Meet your Miss South Africa 2024 Top 30 finalists

Miss SA officially revealed its Top 30 finalists on Wednesday...

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It’s another year of the Miss South Africa pageant, and the top 30 hopeful women are waiting to hear their fate in the year's competition. 

The Top 30 finalists were revealed on Miss SA's official social media pages on Wednesday, about a week after entries closed. 

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The finalists include women from eight of the nine South African provinces, with the majority (14) hailing from Gauteng.

Four of the finalists are from KwaZulu-Natal, and three are from the Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga, respectively. 

Limpopo and North West each have two contenders, while Free State and Western Cape each have one. 

This year's Top 30 boasts quite a unique group of women, including graduates, teachers, models, businesswomen, entrepreneurs, a medical student, creatives, a choreographer, a would-be saxophonist, and a young woman, Mia le Roux, with profound hearing loss.

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Fans will be able to vote for their favourite on the Miss South Africa app.

Voting closes on 29 May at 18:00.

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Andrea Morrison (25) is from Durban, KZN. She has a Bachelor of Education and an Honours Degree from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and is a high school English teacher.

Chidimma Adetshina (23) from Soweto, Gauteng, is a model, netball player and a Bachelor of Law student at Varsity College. She is passionate about sports and advocating for change in violence against women and children and gender-based violence.

Danae Kukard (24) is from East London, Eastern Cape. She is a teacher and studied at Stellenbosch University. She considers herself strong-willed, hardworking, a go-getter, and someone who thrives on connection.

Demoivre (Nolo Dee) Bjalane (26) comes from Monsterlus in Limpopo and is a media practitioner, model and MC. She specialises in brand strategy for individuals and organisations and is the founder of the non-profit foundation.

Denechia Lowings (24), from Centurion in Gauteng, describes herself as hardworking and always aiming for higher outcomes; a go-getter and an independent woman who really wants to help those who have the desire to become more and truly make a change in their lives even if it seems impossible.

Felicia Bajomo (27) hails from Shayandima, Thohoyandou, in Limpopo She has a background in health education and holds a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Cape Town, a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health from the University of Pretoria and is currently a Master’s in Public Health candidate at the University of North Carolina.

Janeke van Tonder (23) grew up on a farm in the Free State near a small town called Hennenman. She has an honours degree in Consumer Sciences and works in Johannesburg for a media monitoring company. She describes herself as fun-loving and optimistic and says her best qualities are integrity, practicing altruism and being accountable.

Johaneske Pelzer (23) is from Potchefstroom in the North West. She is a photographer and has an Honours Degree in Consumer Science in Fashion Retail Management from the North West University. She describes herself as a driven, creative and hardworking individual who finds joy in learning and connecting with others.

Kayla Wagg (22) is a business owner and digital marketing student and comes from Johannesburg, Gauteng. She describes herself as determined, resilient and kind. She is married to her best friend, Darren Wagg, and together they have two dogs, Emma and Ollie.

Kaylan Zeelie (21) is originally from Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, but now lives in Bloemfontein in the Free State, pursuing an LLB at the University of the Free State. She prioritises kindness, empathy and active listening, guided by determination and loyalty.

Kebalepile Ramafoko (25), is from Emalahleni, Mpumalanga. She has a BA in Psychology and Languages and is currently pursuing her Honours Degree. She is also a skills development facilitator and is passionate about sports and youth empowerment.

Kirsten Khan (26), from Johannesburg, Gauteng, is a model and has completed her studies for a diploma in architectural draughting from Damelin College. She describes herself as a compassionate, open minded and resilient person who handles herself and others with grace.

Layla Zoubair (29) is from Kempton Park in Gauteng and is an outgoing and outspoken individual who thrives on challenges and exploring.

Lebohang Khoza (27) comes from Maritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, and is an educator of the performing arts. She is a choreographer and actor and has a BA degree in Performing Arts from the University of KwaZulu Natal.

Lethaukuthula Maseko (24), aka the “Diamond From Daveyton” describes herself as a beacon of hope and resilience. Raised in Daveyton, Gauteng, she says she has transformed the pressures of her surroundings into a brilliant strength and that her story is a testament to the power of self-authorship; proving that one’s circumstances do not dictate their destiny.

Madri van Jaarsveld (27), from Boksburg, Gauteng, is a newly married businesswoman and has an accounting sciences degree from the University of Pretoria.

Mia le Roux (28) was born in Sasolburg, Free State and raised in Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape. She is a marketing manager, model and part-time B Com Marketing student. She was diagnosed with profound hearing loss at the age of one and says her community rallied behind her to give her the gift of hearing; inspiring her desire to make a positive impact and break barriers.

Naledi Matlakala (24), from Midrand in Gauteng, is a B Com Law student with a BA (Psychology and Criminology) from the University of Pretoria. She describes herself as a highly spirited soul with a mission of “Information IS Transformation” and is committed to ensuring that this information (plus resources) is activated within South African communities through an accessible, inclusive and relevant approach.

Nobuhle Langa (26), from Emalahleni in Mpumalanga, is an audit trainee aiming to register as a Chartered Accountant. She is the founder of the Langelihle Youth Foundation, has a Bachelor of Accounting Science from Wits University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy from IAS (International Accounting Standards).

Nokulunga Zungu (29), from Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, holds a B Com business degree and is currently doing her honours degree at the University of South Africa. She describes herself as a child of God and gracious with a loving spirit.

Nolene Spinks (23) is representing Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape. She says she dreams big, works hard and rests very little. She is currently working as a Montessori pre-school teacher. Her life’s goal is not only to live, but to live boldly, giving hope to others and helping where she can.

Nompumelelo Maduna (28), from Rockville in Soweto, is a marketer by profession, pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Johannesburg. She is also a saxophonist in the making. Maduna was in the Miss South Africa Top 3 in 2019.

Onalenna Constantin (26), from Potchefstroom in North West, has many talents. She is a model, a law student, entrepreneur and content creator. She wants to inspire through her story that epitomises resilience and grace. She describes herself as an unwavering woman.

Ontshiametse Tlhopane is a 23-year-old aspiring model from Protea Glen, Soweto. She has qualifications in criminology inspired by her curiosity about why crime is committed. She is also the founder of #SafeHere, an organisation she plans to use to positively impact the lives of children. Friendly, kind and empathetic are words used to describe her character.

Palesa Lombard (25) is from Waverley in Johannesburg and says that she has always been a dynamic, high-achieving individual. She is a final year medical student interested in neurological pathologies. She speaks fluent English and French, while having a comprehensive understanding of Afrikaans, isiZulu and Sesotho.

Reinette Potgieter, aged 26 and hailing from Trichardt in Mpumalanga, has attained a B Ed Senior Phase and Further Education and Training Teaching degree from the University of Pretoria. Currently, she is fully committed to her teaching profession. Describing herself as timeless, she endeavours to exemplify the grace and poise reminiscent of the late Princess Diana.

Shané Maloney (20) comes from Woodhill in Pretoria and is a B Com marketing and management science student. She is also a photographer and English TEFL teacher. She describes herself as “a warrior” and is kind and soft hearted and a person who cares for others more than herself. She would love to meet former Miss South Africa and Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Tebow to hear more about her new book A Crown That Lasts.

Sherry Wang (29), from Sunninghill in Sandton, holds an honours degree in Bachelor of Arts International Relations from the University of Witwatersrand and currently works as an HR manager. She describes herself as bold, easy-going and attentive.

Sinenhlanhla Mthethwa is a 23-year-old from Richards Bay in KwaZulu Natal who is a model and entrepreneur. She holds a psychology degree from the University of Zululand and runs her clothing business, Cassie M Clothing, full time. She describes herself as a go-getter.

Taahira Katz (25) is from Nancefield in Johannesburg and has a degree in Social Science. She has travelled the world as an international model and has a passion for learning and engaging in new experiences.

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