Limpopo has two contestants in this year’s Miss SA top 30 list released by the organisers on Wednesday. The province is home to three previous winners in Shudufhadzo Musida, Bokang Montjane, and reigning Queen Ndavi Nokeri.

The two contestants are Naledi Mara (23), from Seshego outside Polokwane and Oreabetse “Rea” Molefe (23) from Northam.

Mara (23) holds a BA degree [criminology and psychology] from the University of Limpopo.

She strongly believes in the power of practising true citizenship in the ever-evolving South Africa and aims to model this concept through the implementation of affirmative actions towards young women affected by high unemployment rates and lack of job creation.

Two Limpopo contestants make it into Miss SA top 30
Naledi Mara

Molefe is an International Relations student at UNISA and in 2022 completed a Climate Change and Health Certification at Yale University. Rea is an environmentalist, and believes that we can all make a positive impact on the environment, no matter how small our actions may seem. If she could watch one movie for the rest of her life, it would be The Lion King.

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The top 30 also comprises nine contestants from Gauteng, five from the Western Cape. Four from KwaZulu-Natal as well as three from the Eastern Cape and North West. Northern Cape has registered two contestants while Mpumalanga and Free State respectively recorded one.


Ané Oosthuysen, Anelisa Nxele, Angie Mkwanazi, Anke Rothmann, Barbara Moagi, Carmen Barnard, Hestie Jooste, Homba Mazaleni, Karla Pienaar, Khanya Desi, Lebohang Raputsoe, Lerato Maponya, Levern “Donnatella” José, Lungo Katete, Malandi Marais, Mbali Mbalu, Michelle Kruger, Naledi Mara, Nande Mabala, Ndyebo Lurayi, Oreabetse “Rea” Molefe, Sibusisiwe Zwane and Thandolwenkosi Hadebe.

Voting lines to vote for favourites to advance to the next round opened last night and closes on May 28. The finalists will then be announced in June.