Miss SA Top 30: Meet the KZN women vying for the 2024 title

Miss SA Top 30: Meet the KZN women vying for the 2024 title

One of these women from KwaZulu-Natal could be the next Miss South Africa...

Miss South Africa Top 30 - KZN
Four women from KwaZulu-Natal are vying for the Miss South Africa 2024 title/Instagram

Four women from KwaZulu-Natal are in the running for South Africa's biggest beauty pageant. 

Miss SA organisers announced the top 30 women chasing the 2024 crown. Gauteng is leading with a whopping 14 contestants on the top 30, with KZN coming in second with four finalists. 

The finalists include teachers, businesswomen, and a netball player. 

Here's a look at the four KZN beauties who need your vote to advance to the next round of the pageant. 

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Miss SA Top 30: Andrea Morrison

Andrea Morrison has a Bachelor of Education Honours in Language and Media Studies. The former Crossmoor Secondary School learner currently teaches high school English. The University of KwaZulu-Natal graduate hails from Durban. She counts former Miss SA winner Shudufhadzo Musida and Miss SA 2023 Natasha Joubert as her role models. 

"[Shudu] brought a lot of attention to the mental health issues in the country which is one of the main challenges people are facing. She’s an author of a children’s book and I look up to her because it’s something I intend on doing one day. Natasha Joubert taught me how to believe in myself and that a no does not mean never," the 25-year-old said. 

Andrea hopes to use her platform to bring equality to schools in South Africa.

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Miss SA Top 30: Lebohang Khoza

Pietermaritzburg beauty Lebohang Khoza is also an educator. The 27-year-old works in the performing arts. 

"I decided to enter Miss South Africa because of my love for performance arts therapy which is something I'm intending to study for my postgraduate degree. My love for the performing arts has made me discover and facilitate safe spaces that have led me to the conclusion that performance arts are also part of the movement of change towards mental health, a topic currently being led by the likes of former Miss South Africa Shudu Musida and others," the former Russell High School learner said. 

Lebohang Khoza obtained her BA in Performing Arts and Media Communications from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. 

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Miss SA Top 30: Sinenhlanhla Mthethwa

Five years ago, Sinenhlanhla Mthethwa was walking the halls of Manqamu High School in Richards Bay. Now the 23-year-old is a model and University of Zululand graduate with a psychology degree. She is also an entrepreneur who owns a successful fashion business called, Cassie M Clothing

Sinenhlanhla entered Miss South Africa 2024 to fight unemployment by inspiring the youth to become their own bosses. 

"As a young woman with a passion for entrepreneurship, education and empowerment, I decided to enter Miss South Africa 2024 to leverage the platform to amplify my impact and inspire others. Winning Miss South Africa 2024 would be a testament to the power of myhard work, resilience and determination. It would also provide a platform to amplify my impact, inspire others and contribute to building a brighter future for South Africa," she said. 

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Miss SA Top 30: Nokulunga Zungu

Umlazi's Nokulunga Zungu attended Brettonwood High School. She is a full-time model who looks up to Nomzamo Mbatha, Amy Kleinhans, Naomi Campbell, and Michelle Obama. However, her biggest role model is her mother, whom she lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her father is currently battling cancer. 

She hopes to encourage the youth to prioritise education just like her parents did for her and her four siblings. 

"Our parents taught us about respect and hard work. Education was the main priority at home and, as a result, Lusiwe is a CA(SA), Ayanda and Mondli are engineers and Melusi is a policeman. When we were young, it was a fun-filled house with neverending stories and entertainment! But with age people grow and most of them are married now with children, they work all around the world but we make sure to celebrate holidays together and we never miss each other’s birthdays," the 29-year-old said.

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Click here to see all the finalists: Miss SA Top 30


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