Last updated on Oct 7th, 2020 at 03:37 pm

Leading actress, media personality and humanitarian Nomzamo Mbatha has been announced as the host of this year’s dazzling Miss South Africa pageant

It will be the first time that the South African actress and businesswoman will host Miss SA, although she is no novice to the stage having hosted multiple international events outside of the African continent.

Miss South Africa 2020 will be crowned at The Table Bay hotel in an entertainment-packed event on Saturday, 24 October, from 17h00.

The event will be screened live on M-Net and Mzansi Magic and will also be streamed live for an international audience.

Mbatha, in her role as UN Eminent High-Level Champion on Gender Equality, recently delivered a lauded speech at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The theme of the UN meeting was “Accelerating the realisation of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”.

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Due to her remarkable work with UNHCR Africa, Mbatha was appointed as a UNHCR Global Goodwill Ambassador in January 2019. She also spoke at the UN headquarters, during a meeting for the Africa Dialogue series, in May 2019. In October 2018 she addressed the UN executive team in Geneva, Switzerland, on the importance of educating young girls.

Mbatha revealed that she has always been a huge fan of the Miss South Africa pageant and so it is a dream come true to host this year’s show

“What the pageant has done in being a reflection of beauty, depth and power, not only for South African women but women all over the world, is something I truly admire.”

Her advice to this year’s Top 10: “Set your intentions, let your light shine and know that your superpower is being your truest self!”

Miss South Africa 2020 will take home a package of prizes and sponsorships worth in excess of R3 million.

The finalists are Aphelele Mbiyo, Busisiwe Mmotla, Chantelle Pretorius, Jordan van der Vyver, Karishma Ramdev, Lebogang Mahlangu, Melissa Nayimuli, Natasha Joubert, Shudufhadzo Musida and Thato Mosehle.

For the first time in the history of the Miss South Africa pageant, the top three finalists (Miss South Africa 2020 and the two runners-up) will represent the country at the world’s three most prestigious pageants – Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Supranational.

Meanwhile subscriptions to live stream the Miss South Africa 2020 pageant finale online are officially available for purchase

The pay per view cost is $6.99 (R99.99 excluding VAT) and will include an exclusive pre-show hosted by a special surprise international guest, online streaming of the Miss South Africa 2020 pageant finale, the opportunity to see what happens backstage at the event and access to an exclusive post crowning interview with Miss South Africa 2020.

To sign up for this live event, subscribe at (Miss South Africa’s exclusive content online platform).

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