We are thrilled to have Miss South Africa back on our platform. The Miss South Africa title carries with it a lot of hope, aspirations and most importantly, it enables young women from all backgrounds to showcase the power of what one can achieve with the right mindset. This is a showcase of intelligent, passionate and confident young women who are carving various paths towards success. The SABC remains the home of events of national importance and our logline for S3 is ‘Open Up’. To the Miss South Africa finalists, open up new worlds, transcend borders and be the best ambassadors you can be for South Africa.
SABC Head of Local Productions, Lala Tuku
“We are so excited and thrilled to be back on SABC3, not only for the final pageant event, but also with a real game changer that is the Crown Chasers series.
“We said we’d shake things up, do things differently and bring a new level of interest to the Miss South Africa competition and I believe we have done just that, ” said Miss South Organisation CEO, Stephanie Weil.
Over a period of five weeks, starting on Sunday, July 9, South African audiences tuning into SABC3 at 16:00 will get a sneak peek into the process of becoming Miss South Africa, through a series of challenges, tasks and mentorship sessions.
A consistent panel of two judges, Bonang Matheba and Leandie du Randt will be present for each episode with a celebrity guest judge each week, while the series’ host Zozibini Tunzi (Miss South Africa and Miss Universe 2019), will act as a mentor to the finalists throughout the competition.
Episode 1: Welcome to the chase
We meet the 12 finalists in the running for the title of Miss South Africa 2023, and we get to know why they believe they should be vying for the title. They are presented with their official sashes by Zozibini Tunzi and Miss South Africa 2022, Ndavi Nokeri. The episode introduces their first challenge through a networking event and their first official photoshoot. The finalists are introduced to the elimination stage, where they can answer questions put to them by the judges, including Miss South Africa 2018, Dr Tamaryn Green-Nxumalo. After a quick runway walk, one finalist is eliminated.
Episode 2: Time to Travel
The second episode shows the importance of being a South African ambassador outside local borders. In Mauritius, the remaining 11 finalists are tasked with creating a travel vlog of their experience in travelling internationally, some for the first time. They are given a fun beach challenge, followed by a photo shoot with swimwear from Imbe by former Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida. Other activities on the island take place, showcasing the importance of protecting the oceans from climate change, and the finalists meet Miss Universe Mauritius. After appearing on the runway and receiving feedback from the judges, a finalist is eliminated.
Episode 3: Down to Business
This episode showcases the importance of understanding business. Finalists are introduced to MoFaya energy drinks and asked to create their own innovative energy drink can. They are briefed alongside a teammate to build a business plan or marketing strategy for their specific product. The episode closes with another elimination leaving just nine finalists.