Cape Town has been chosen as the host city for the Miss South Africa final, which will take place on 24 October.
It is the first time the Mother City will host the event. Ten finalists from six provinces – chosen via a virtual platform – are vying for the coveted title.
Cape Town Mayor, Dan Plato, has welcomed the announcement.
“This is a South African iconic event which has over the years made the dreams of many young women a reality and elevated their status as change makers in society. We are aware this is happening while the entire world is still reeling from an unprecedented pandemic but we believe proceeding with events such as Miss South Africa will provide hope and shine a light on South African women’s beauty during this period,” says Plato.
Last year, Zozibini Tunzi won the pageant and went on to be crowned Miss Universe in the United States in December.
Tunzi has since received great support from South Africa and globally, with young women looking up to her as she encouraged them to “take up space” and be fearless.
Sasha Lee, who was first princess last year, is the current Miss SA.