New Miss SA 2016 to pocket whopping R2 million

17 March 2017 – THE winner of Miss South Africa 2016 pageant, which takes pace on Saturday, will get prizes worth a whopping R2 million, along with the coveted crown.

Sun International on Monday said: “The bouquet of prizes makes the pageant one of the richest beauty competitions in the world”.

The prizes include cash, a car, a luxury skiing holiday and many other products together valued at more than R2 million.

“Varsity College has donated one full scholarship valued at R240 000 for Miss South Africa to award to a deserving prospective student and 10 bursaries for R20 000 for female adult learners to study part time,” said Sun International.

The event which takes place at Carnival City, Johannesburg, will be aired live on MNET (DStv channel 101) as well as Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) from 17:00 till 19:00.

The line-up includes Prime Circle, MiCasa, Monique Bingham, Sketchy Bongo and Shekhinah who will entertain the live audience as well the thousands of TV viewers.

The 12 women taking part in the competition are: Elizabeth Molapo (Bloemfontein, Free State); Felicia Muwayi (Nelspruit, Mpumalanga); Luyolo Mngonyama (Umtata, Eastern Cape); Marciel Hopkins (Paarl, Western Cape); Mikaela Oosthuizen (Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape); Ntandoyenkosi Kunene (Mkhondo, Mpumalanga); Reabetswe Sechoaro (Pretoria East, Gauteng); Ronette Chambers (Cape Town, Western Cape); Sarah Botes (Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng); Schané Venter (Alberton, Gauteng); Sharon-Rose Khumalo (Pretoria, Gauteng) and Tayla Skye Robinson (Roodepoort, Gauteng. – ANA