Moratwe Masima


Dr. Moratwe Masima from Sandton was the first finalist to be announced to go through to the Top 10 of Miss South Africa 2021.


  • Miss South Africa 2021 will be crowned on October 16.
  • The event will be hosted at Grand West Arena in Cape Town.
  • The pageant will be simulcast live on M-Net (DStv channel 101) and Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161), as well as live-streamed on the My DStv App.
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Doing her first-year internship at The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Moratwe is an aspiring plastic and reconstructive surgeon who would love to meet the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Arden as she is in awe of how she has handled the global pandemic and how she always puts the livelihood of her citizens first. The qualified medical doctor joins 9 other hopefuls – one of whom will be crowned.


They are Bianca Bezuidenhout, Catherine Groenewald, Cheneil Hartzenberg, Jeanni Mulder, Kaylan Matthews, Kgothatso Dithebe, Lalela Mswane, Tiffany Francis and Zimi Mabunzi.


Moratwe Masima
Top 10 Miss South Africa 2021 Finalists outside The Tabel Bay Hotel in Cape Town. Image: Miss South Africa Organisation

I wasn’t expecting it because all the women in the Top 30 were absolutely amazing. When I heard I had made it to the Top 10, I had just finished a 24-hour shift at the hospital. I felt a lot of emotions all at once mainly because I had a rough night at work but also so grateful that all my hard work was being recognised.

// Miss South Africa 2021 Top 10 Finalist, Dr Moratwe Masima


The contestants represent four provinces – Gauteng has four (with one from Tshwane), followed by the Western Cape with three, the Eastern Cape with two, and Kwa-Zulu Natal with one entrant. They are an impressive group and include a commercial pilot; owners of a model agency, swimwear company and an online bakery, and legal graduates and students.


This is an incredibly strong group of amazing and inspirational women. We look forward to watching them grow over the next few months and showcasing their platforms to the rest of the country.

// CEO of the Miss South Africa Organisation, Stephanie Weil


The Top 3 will go on to represent the country at the world’s three most prestigious pageants: Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Supranational.


Moratwe Masima
Shudufhadzo Musida with the Top 10 Finalists in the Miss South Africa 2021 pageant. Image: Miss South Africa Organisation

It is a real privilege for us to be welcoming Miss South Africa back to Cape Town after hosting the 62nd edition last year. Miss South Africa is an iconic South African event that has over the years made the dreams of many young women a reality and helped them to draw attention to important issues in our society. The City of Cape Town is proud to partner with Miss SA and we believe it could assist in kick-starting the economy again and reinvigorating the tourism sector.

// Cape Town Executive Mayor Dan Plato


The Top 10 judges – all former Miss South Africa titleholders – were Bokang Montjane-Tshabalala (2010), Liesl Laurie (2015), Melinda Bam (2011), and Tamaryn Green (2018).


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