Gauteng has four finalists in the Top 10 for Miss South Africa 2021.
They are Cheneil Hartzenberg (Johannesburg), Moratwe Masima (Sandton), Tiffany Francis (Johannesburg) and Kgothatso Dithebe (Tshwane).
The Western Cape has three finalists in the Top 10 for Miss South Africa 2021. They are Bianca Bezuidenhout (Cape Town), Catherine Groenewald (Cape Town) and Jeanni Mulder (Cape Town).
The Eastern Cape has two finalists in the Top 10 for Miss South Africa 2021. They are Kaylan Matthews (Gqeberha) and Zimi Mabunzi (eQonce, King William’s Town).
KZN has one finalist in the Top 10 for Miss South Africa 2021. She is Lalela Mswane (KwaSokhuluin, KZN).
Tshwane has one finalist in the Top 10 for Miss South Africa 2021. She is Kgothatso Dither.
Miss South Africa 2021 will be crowned on Saturday, October 16 live from Grand West Arena in Cape Town.
The 10 finalists are (in alphabetical order of their first names):
Bianca Bezuidenhout (22) hails from Strand in Cape Town, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing communications and is currently completing her honours in media studies. She is also a dance instructor as well as a business owner of her own swimwear company called She Succeeds.
Catherine Groenewald (23) is from Constantia in Cape Town and is in her final year of a B Com visual communications degree, majoring in graphic design. She is also a barre fitness instructor and full-time model with Topco Models. During lockdown she started an online business called Delish Bakery.
Cheneil Hartzenberg (24) comes from Meredale, Johannesburg in Gauteng, and is a commercial pilot and senior flight instructor in a managerial role at a flight school. She completed a digital marketing course with UCT online last year and is currently studying for her airline transport pilot licence.
Jeanni Mulder (24) from Sea Point, Cape Town, is a full-time model and describes herself as compassionate, strong-willed and genuine. She credits her mom for being her role model who has taught her to fight hard, love deeply and never to be afraid of being passionate about what makes you happy. In her spare time, she loves to do anything artsy, watch TV and play Texas Holdem Poker.
Kaylan Matthews (25) is from Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape and is in her final year of a Bachelors in Human Movement Science at the Nelson Mandela University. She has a huge love for exercise and living a healthy, wholesome lifestyle and wants to use her degree to motivate people to accept themselves and learn to love their bodies and fall in love with exercise and all its benefits.
Kgothatso Dithebe (26) comes from Centurion, Pretoria, Gauteng. She is currently studying towards an LLB law degree and also runs her own company that deals with construction and the supply of goods and services. In her spare time, she goes to the gym, plays netball and loves trying out new recipes. She says her single biggest achievement was buying her first property this year.
Lalela Mswane (24) is from KwaSokhulu, Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, is a model and dancer and has a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Pretoria. She describes herself as graceful, tenacious and meticulous and says she would love to meet the Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, to discuss ways of alleviating the growing unemployment problem.
Moratwe Masima (25) is from Atholl, Sandton in Gauteng, and is a qualified medical doctor doing her first year of internship at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital. She is an aspiring plastic and reconstructive surgeon who would love to meet the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Arden as she is in awe of how she has handled the global pandemic and how she always puts the livelihood of her citizens first.
Tiffany Francis (22) who comes from Mulbarton, Johannesburg, is the owner of Tiffany K Models as well as a professional model and fashion design student. Her role models are her mom and late aunt, both of whom taught her the value of having resilience and empathy. Her ideal break would be a week in Italy with Frank Sinatra playlists, beaches and eating pizza for days on end and her guilty pleasure is cheesecake.
Zimi Mabunzi (26) comes from eQonce (King William’s Town), in the Eastern Cape and is a student at the Nelson Mandela University in her final year of a BCom Law degree. She says she has a huge passion for music and would love to study it one day and make music of her own. In her spare time, she loves to work out, sing and cook and her favourite meal is
umphokoqo and umngqusho.
For the second consecutive year, the pageant will take place in the Mother City and will be simulcast live on M-Net (DStv channel 101) and Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) at 17:00, as well as live-streamed on the My DStv App. International audiences can also tune in via the online platform at misssa.live.