33 Miss SA Semi finalists announced


The 2014 Miss South Africa pageant buzz is on. Yesterday I went through to Sun International‘s Maslow Hotel for the announcement of the 33 semi finalists vying for the title. A bit more from the event:

– Cell C will serve as the headline sponsor for the event

– Radio personality, Anele Mdoda will join DJ, Black Coffee and magazine editor Pnina Fenster in judging the competition

– Mzansi Magic, channel 161 on DStv, will be the official broadcaster

– The Road to Miss SA will start on the channel on the 26th of January

– The pageant will be held in Sun City on the 30th of March

So that’s the lowdown on the event, but who are the 33 ladies vying for the title? Find the list below:



Ziphozakhe Zokufa 22 Eastern Cape
Dipalesa Mbola 22 Free State
Rolene Strauss 21 Free State
Callan Corner 20 Gauteng
Caylene Marais 23 Gauteng
Hape Moloi 21 Gauteng
Jenna Braham 21 Gauteng
Matlala Mokoko 23 Gauteng
Nkhensi Vukela 22 Gauteng
Ntsiki Mkhize 22 Gauteng
Sarah Botes 21 Gauteng
Tayla Skye Robinson 21 Gauteng
Thabang Ganyane 19 Gauteng
Tidimalo Sehlako 22 Gauteng
Tshegofatso Monggae 20 Gauteng
Delisha Leigh-Ann Chetty 22 KwaZulu-Natal
Julia Petersen 22 KwaZulu-Natal
Nomhle Mtshali 23 KwaZulu-Natal
Sihle Makhanya 22 KwaZulu-Natal
Ziyanda Msomi 22 KwaZulu-Natal
Sheila Mmutle 23 Limpopo
Ntandayenkosi Kunene 21 Mpumalanga
Ilze Saunders 23 North West Province
Abigail de Jager 19 Mpumalanga
Alyssa Arendse 22 Western Cape
Anzél Stofberg 22 Western Cape
Ashleigh Burton 23 Western Cape
Jade Hubner 21 Western Cape
Meighnon Loriston 19 Western Cape
Mishka Patel 21 Western Cape
Nelisiwe Galada 23 Western Cape
Taryn Esterhuizen 23 Western Cape
Vuyolwetu Mgwelo 22 Western Cape

First cute pic of North West

North WestAah man, how cute is she? Who is she? Well, meet young North West, the first child of celeb couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. The picture has just surfaced online, following a lot of hype and speculation as to whether it will air on Kim’s mom, Kris Jenner’s TV show.

What a cute little baby. Besides the obvious, she definitely has a lot of her mother’s genes. Thoughts?

The countdown to Idols is on

Today I find myself at the Sun City complex out in the North West Province. The reason for my visit it to catch a glimpse of this year’s talent in the hit singing show Idols.  The field has been narrowed down from thousands of hopefuls to just a handful today and while I wont be able to share too much of what happens until you all see it on TV, I’m sure I can sneak a few pics of the judges and possibly some of the hopefuls who are in the running to be the new Idol.

This year I’m hoping to see a lot more soulful singers and I’ll put it out there, I think it’s time we have a female winner again. The boy’s club is cool and they’ve all done well in their respective days since Idols, but it’s time for a lady to win I feel. Look it’s based on votes and may the best person win, but this is just what I’m hoping will transpire. I’ve heard a few murmurs since I’ve been here of some of the interesting personalities you’ll get to see in this season… and I don’t mean the contestants or the judges, I mean a few TV personalities who you will love. Stay tuned, more to follow…


The contestants I saw performing yesterday were great. They’re a very soulful bunch this year and I’m glad to see that. I don’t know who went through though, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see when the show airs on M-Net and Mzansi Magic this June. What I can say is that there are a few familiar faces (seasons gone by) that are there. If you watched another reality show a few years back on M-Net, you might recognise two of the young ladies too. There’s a soccer player turned singer who will get a lot of ladies voting no doubt and then there are a few other interesting characters too. It’s going to be a great season no doubt!