Miss SA 2017 semi-finalists revealed

Fourteen of the 26 semi-finalists are from Gauteng.

Miss SA Semi Finalists 2017 Picture: Yolanda van der Stoep

JOHANNESBURG - The semi-finalists for the 2017 Miss South Africa pageant have been announced, with the larger parts of Gauteng and the Western Cape represented by contestants.

The Top 26 semi-finalists who are vying for the coveted title will compete at the Sun City Superbowl in March.

Among them are a medical doctor and a speech therapist; several law students; one about to qualify as an engineer; the owner of a construction company and a news reader on Soweto TV.

Attempting a comeback on the runaway this year are two ladies who were Miss South Africa finalists placed in the Top 12 for 2014 and 2015.

Revealing further details on the pair, organisers say one was awarded her Protea colours in rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 13 and was a gold medal winner at the All African Championships, while the other contestant is the daughter of a legendary former Bafana Bafana soccer captain.

Fourteen contestants are from Gauteng, six from the Western Cape, three from Kwa-Zulu Natal and one each from the Eastern Cape, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, the current Miss South Africa, will crown her successor at the 2017 pageant. She will be leaving at the end of the year to compete in the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants.

Four of the Miss SA 2017 semi-finalists are from Pretoria. Picture: Supplied


Adè van Heerden - Herold's Bay, Western Cape

Boipelo Mabe - Alexandra, Gauteng

Callie-Jo Bouman - Bellville, Cape Town, Western Cape

Chante Holloway - Atlantis, Western Cape

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters - Sedgefield, Western Cape

Devoney Crossman - Greenstone, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Iman Mkwanazi - Lenasia, Gauteng

Jessica Tovey - Randparkridge, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Kayla Malherbe - Mtunzini, Kwa Zulu Natal

Keipeile Dintoe - Saulsville, Pretoria, Gauteng

Lou-Marie Taljaard - Bellville, Cape Town, Western Cape

Michelle Kruger - Witbank, Mpumalanga

Milanie Cilliers - Mokopane, Limpopo

Nicole van Niekerk - Môregloed, Pretoria, Gauteng

Nompumelelo Mampholo - Diepkloof, Soweto, Gauteng

Ntombikayise Msimango - Springs, Gauteng

Odirile Sepeng - Mabopane, Pretoria, Gauteng

Olin-Shae de la Cruz - Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape

Priyeshka Lutchman - Yellowwood Park, Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal

Saskia Wagner - Honeydew, Gauteng

Shané Naidoo - Benoni, Gauteng

Shelbe Pretorius - Pinehaven, Krugersdorp, Gauteng

Shenai Bridglall - Port Shepstone, Kwa Zulu Natal

Tshegofatso Monggae - Dobsonville, Soweto, Gauteng

Yuta Raubenheimer - Kameeldrift, Pretoria, Gauteng

Zozibini Tunzi - East London/Tsolo, Eastern Cape