Sun City to host Miss South Africa 2014

Pageants still have a role to play in our society - and this has been proven time and time again by former beauty pageant winners who have gone on to be successful business women who give back to their communities and inspire hope in young women across cities and villages.

The dazzling Miss South Africa pageant has produced inspiring phenomenal women such as Basetsana Kumalo, Kerishnie Naiker, Joanne Strauss, Thuli Sithole, Bokang Montjane and Melinda Bam.

Melinda Bam, Miss SA 2011 has been chosen as the pageant’s national executive to be in charge of arranging potential sponsors for the pageant, as well as preparing the outgoing queen to both the Miss Universe and Miss World Pageants. Bam has also been seen hosting Pasella on SABC 2 and she is the current ambassador for Veet.

The current Miss South Africa, Marilyn Ramon, is currently studying landscape design and architecture at Inscape Design College in Pretoria. She works closely with the Elandela Rhino Survivor Trust to prevent rhinoceros poaching, a cause close to her heart.

The standard for the pageant has increased over the years. This year’s top 12 contestants have either completed their business degrees or still studying for businesses degrees.


This year we also see creatives such as fashion designer, David Tlale and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo being part of the pageant.  Amy Kleinhans-Curd, crowned Miss South Africa in 1992; magazine editor, poet and writer, Kojo Baffoe and TV presenter Bonang Matheba are the new judges for the beauty pageant. 

Presented by Sun International and sponsored by Cell C, Miss South Africa will be held at Sun City on Sunday, March 30.  The live broadcast will be on Mzansi Magic (Dstv Channel 161) from 17:30.  The entertainment line-up includes award winning band Mi Casa, Matthew Mole and house music princess Busi Nqwiliso, better known as Bucie.  Musical director for the Miss SA pageant is Brendan Jury who will be conducting a 13-piece orchestra.

The show will be repeated on Mzansi Magic on Sundays at 13:00, except on 23 and 30 March, when the repeat will air at 13:30.

Get tickets for the Live Finale at Sun City on 30 March from Computicket.

If you would like to know more about Miss SA visit website