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‘Crown Chasers’ from East London to Durbanville have come a long way on the journey to the Miss South Africa Crown and we’re under the top 10 mark already! Meet the finalists:


South Africa (31 July, 2023)—As the journey to crowning Miss SA 2023 struts on, a handful of determined hopefuls are closer to the Miss South Africa crown than anyone else—the Crown Chasers’ finalists.

A lot has changed in the Miss SA universe in recent times, from moves toward inclusivity (for the first time, married participants and mothers can compete) to a new series to accompany the road to the Miss SA crown.

Said series, ‘Crown Chasers’ (in its second season) is the intersection between pageants and reality TV. Through the challenges, South Africans get to discover more about their future Miss South Africa as the personal and the pageant collide.

But, the number of Crown Chasers is winding down with the Miss SA road, with the most recent episode of the series seeing those remaining almost close enough to see the crown’s sparkle.

The last episode ‘Honouring our Heritage’ saw soccer, cooking, TED Talks and culture through fashion all shared the ‘stage’. Champions Banyana Banyana even featured ahead of their takeoff to the World Cup, as well as the Imbumba Foundation where menstrual health and food security took the spotlight.

The episode saw the Eastern Cape’s Homba Mazaleni as the overall winner, but who else is still in the running?

Meet the ‘Chasers’ Closest to the Miss South Africa Crown

(As well as where in South Africa they’re representing!)

  • Anke Rothmann (Northern Cape)
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  • Bryoni Govender (Johannesburg, Gauteng)
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  • Homba Mazaleni (East London, Eastern Cape)
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  • Jordan van der Vyver (Durbanville, Western Cape)
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  • Kealeboga Nkashe (Itsoseng, North West)
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  • Melissa Nayimuli (Butterworth, Eastern Cape)
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  • Nande Mabala (Zwelethemba, Worcester, Western Cape)
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  • Natasha Joubert (Tshwane, Gauteng)
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Meanwhile, in other pagent news, Miss Deaf SA hosted a gorgeous fundraiser recently with the finals set for September, coinciding with the National Month of Deaf People.

Sources: Miss SA
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