Here she is! Meet the new Miss SA 2014!

2014-03-30 18:56
Johannesburg – Rolene Strauss was crowned as Miss South Africa 2014 on Sunday night at the Sun City Superbowl.

The crowning comes after the 12 finalists took part in the Road to Miss SA reality show hosted by Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161).

The finale was a glamorous event with musical acts like Mi Casa, Bucie and Matthew Mole. Apart from the platinum crown made by Jack Friedman jewellers, the winner also received a prize package worth R1.3m.

Here she is:

(Miss SA, Facebook)

Matlala Mokoko was crowned 2nd princess and Ziphozakhe Zokufa 1st princess.

The Miss SA beauty pageant has introduced many fiercely intelligent and beautiful ambassadors to South Africa in the last 50 years.

During Miss SA’s reign she will represent South Africa at both Miss World and Miss Universe pageants.

There she will be involved in promotional work and celebrity appearances, she will travel locally and abroad, she will meet dignitaries, celebrities, the privileged, the underprivileged, the sick and the needy.

That’s the expectation today, and it’s been growing steadily since Norma Vorster was crowned Miss SA in 1956.

This life changing experience opens doors to business, the arts, the media, retail and other commercial ventures. The world is their oyster and many former Miss South Africa’s have achieved phenomenal success.

Sun International is the license holder of both Miss South Africa and Miss SA Teen.

(Miss SA, Facebook)


10 things you might not have known about the new Miss SA


  • carl.yssel - 2014-03-30 19:02

    Boring. Whatever happened or Miss SA...used to run smooth, well watched, and prime time on a public channel....

      Vérité Un - 2014-03-30 21:59

      Yes Zohan, unfortunately no one else " got it".

      Petrus Ngwenya - 2014-03-31 06:24

      Looks like a BEE candidate...

      BraSteve Myaluze - 2014-03-31 07:22

      i wonder if the pageant losing its spark has somthing to do with the disappearance of Doreen Morris who used to run this gig many years ago. Or is she still involved?

      Lungi Mtshali - 2014-03-31 08:19

      Evolve or die, that is what happens to organizations that don't try new thing. I thought it was great to get to see the real people as opposed to just contestants.

      Colin Craig Broadfoot - 2014-03-31 08:28

      Congratulations. Do SA proud.

      Joe Black - 2014-04-01 09:39

      Gentle on the eye.

      JC Cooper - 2014-04-01 15:16

      @Sprinkels, if you had money like Donald Trump or were an American celebrity. If not, I wouldn't get my hopes up.

  • Lo Philips - 2014-03-30 19:10

    Wow she really is beautiful!

      Marlene Black - 2014-03-30 20:16

      Really lovely!!

      Mel Webster - 2014-03-30 23:53

      She used to date OSCAR

      Bert Verlinde - 2014-03-31 08:02

      Wonder what she really looks like, photos are clearly photo shopped too much.

  • Corlu Nel - 2014-03-30 19:12

    So happy Rolene won!! She's a super beauty!

  • Sasha Kiki - 2014-03-30 19:16

    Its about time.BFN women are it. She is gorgeous.CONGRADULATION GIRL.

      sbo.kubeka - 2014-03-30 20:49


  • Vanetia Mentor - 2014-03-30 19:16

    beautiful lady. well done.

  • Neville Jarman - 2014-03-30 19:21

    Beautiful ! Congrats ! Do us proud!

  • Priscilla Murwira - 2014-03-30 19:32

    wow she is beautiful

  • Lucky Tiva - 2014-03-30 19:33

    OH!I didn't know that we still pageants.Congrats to her!who's the former Miss SA?

  • Andiswa Ngwenya - 2014-03-30 19:39

    She has made our small town *Volksrust*(the place where she grew up and got educated) very proud. We hold her name very high and proudly in our hall of fame in Volksrust. You are very beautiful and spectecually smart do us proud once more! :)

      Jacques Gerber - 2014-03-30 21:11

      Cheers Andiswa. You're comment shows more of the beauty of South Africa than all the pretty faces put together. Shows me that the heart of South Africa is still in the small towns.

      Marietjie Du Plessis Pienaar - 2014-03-31 07:11

      best comment of all. Andiswa, you must be the loveliest person.

      Nkosinathi Radebe - 2014-03-31 10:38

      Andiswa, your comment really caught me off guard. We get used to this much negativity on these forums. That's the best comment by far! I hope your town is proud about you too.

  • Wehr Wulf - 2014-03-30 19:42

    CFZ (care factor zero).

      Luzuko Mtoyi - 2014-03-30 20:50

      Why do you comment then??? Stay away!

      Vérité Un - 2014-03-30 21:01

      It emphasizes the reality about a broken country Lusuko, that's exactly the same reason people spoil their vote.

      Wehr Wulf - 2014-03-30 22:16

      @Luzo, I'm sorry. I didn't know I had to care about something to comment. My bad.

      Luzuko Mtoyi - 2014-03-30 22:28

      @verite, I fail to see how a little, beautiful girl who wins a beauty pageant has anything to do with a broken country. She is beautiful. With brains as well....and this pageant will open doors for her. She will own businesses and hire people. Jo-Ann Held ( nee Straus) is now a Director at Naspers. So, what's wrong with a beautiful girl winning?

      Lungi Mtshali - 2014-03-31 08:26

      Wehr Wolf, commenting on things you don't care about shows there is not much going on in your life.

  • Anita Zondagh - 2014-03-30 19:44


  • Jeanette Fogg - 2014-03-30 19:48

    A well deserved win! Roleen is a sultry beauty!! Absolutely gorgeous.

  • Mileka Cyn - 2014-03-30 19:49

    Well done judges the first two i was sure. Keep the good work. "Congra gals"

  • Mthokozisi Sniper Myende - 2014-03-30 19:49

    Intelligent n beautiful ambassadors to represent South Africa..... God bless us with intelligent n brave-hearted President as well to represent South Africa..... Come 7 May!!!

      Wehr Wulf - 2014-03-30 19:50

      You're not referring to chief thief Zuma are you?

      Bloodstone Shakespeare - 2014-03-30 23:24

      Hey Sniper. Intelligent AND brave?? Our president? Somewhere you have lost your marbles! Back to the article (that had nothing to do with an ugly peanut-headed moron)I think Rolene is lovely!

      Danielle V Hugo - 2014-03-31 09:28

      Um, Bloodstone Shakespeare, I understood Mthokozisi's comment to mean we need/want that type of president, i.e. "May God bless us with...", and not referring to the current corrupt idiot who does not deserve the title of President.

  • Thobile Lugwadu - 2014-03-30 19:59

    Congratulations to you rolene,hope you not only beautiful,but intelligent as well

      Thukza Mthulisi - 2014-03-31 13:44

      She is blonde duh

  • Bonga Mbili - 2014-03-30 20:00


  • Gemima Cricket - 2014-03-30 20:03

    Absolutely stunning. Well done!!

  • sean.stegmann - 2014-03-30 20:17

    This is Miss Universe potential

  • Cindy Momberg Kelley - 2014-03-30 20:25

    Congratulations! Gorgeous and truly beautiful for sure! Hope the inside match the outside. ;-)

  • Slindile Khulu - 2014-03-30 20:25

    Rolene you made us proud here in Volksrust,I knew you were going to make it from the beginning,You look Gorg....Girl!!!!

  • CLOUDCHASER - 2014-03-30 20:41

    Congratulations Miss SA 2014! Beautiful you are!

  • Lionel De Frontignac - 2014-03-30 20:41

    What a waste of time. Yawn.

      sbo.kubeka - 2014-03-30 20:50

      I thought this thing was cancelled long time ago?

      Luzuko Mtoyi - 2014-03-30 22:29

      @Lionel, but you still comment?

      Esme Nichols - 2014-03-31 15:03

      go to sleep gud night

  • Johan Leibbrandt - 2014-03-30 20:44

    Baie geluk aan haar. Sy is beeldskoon en gaan Mej.Heelal wen.Uitgemaakte saak. Verseker !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Van Johan Leibbrandt en Me Leibbrandt.

  • Drienie Mayo - 2014-03-30 20:47

    We should now wait until tomorrow when the ANC complain about the winner as it does not represent the majority of the nation.......SHE IS A DESERVING WINNER........Well done...

  • Mbongeni Engneshers - 2014-03-30 20:49

    we crown u the new SA that was a good thing thanx keep it up

  • Admare Emmanuel - 2014-03-30 20:56


  • Nonkululeko Xulu - 2014-03-30 21:05

    Wow she is beautiful congratulation gal

  • Sabelo Stamper - 2014-03-30 21:05

    Aggg corporate sa provials again. Quotas should implemented for MissSa

      Vérité Un - 2014-03-30 21:56

      Met wie praat jy Vis?

  • Mahomed Sheik - 2014-03-30 21:17

    What's happened to former beauty queen's promises to work for the under privileged and so much more? They take their packages and disapear!

  • Amanda De Ru - 2014-03-30 21:22

    WOW ... Absolutely the look "AWESOME"!!!!

  • Antonio Reis - 2014-03-30 21:32

    Beautiful.Our Miss.

  • Lerato Rato - 2014-03-30 21:55

    i know that is not going to be a zulu woman,

  • Kay Booi - 2014-03-30 21:59

    She is beautiful. .. but who still cares about this peagant?

  • Grant Codron - 2014-03-30 22:02

    Check it! Everyone's happy, even though she is white! Andile mngxitama must be soooo pissed off to see all these happy colourblind people. G'bye eff. No space for racism in the new SA Viva new South Africa

      Vérité Un - 2014-03-30 22:05

      What is racism?

  • Catide Cedric - 2014-03-30 22:14

    Congratulations my home girl,we are proud of you.

  • Sonya Ehmke Nortier - 2014-03-30 22:22

    She is so beautiful!!!!

  • Laurence Ata - 2014-03-30 22:31

    Amazing Surprise. She is a stunner and stands a good chance internationally.

  • Kirsty Prinsloo - 2014-03-30 22:39

    Never even knew it was on.

  • ryk.vanrenen.9 - 2014-03-30 22:39

    STUNNING !!!!!

  • Conrad Olivier - 2014-03-30 22:47

    Meh... these pageant queens. "We've come to liberate you in bikini's!" Well enjoy your year.

      Mia Brown - 2014-03-31 10:20

      Isn't it all about world peace? lol

  • Jack Blue - 2014-03-30 23:13

    Contests should be won on merit and not the colour of one's skin. Thanks Miss SA judges for your impartiality and fairness.

  • Clerance Lephaka - 2014-03-30 23:13

    Wow,she deserve it,good looking girl.

  • Lucky Tiva - 2014-03-30 23:19

    misguided women walking around half naked in order to be validated as beautiful!

  • Andre de Lange - 2014-03-30 23:26

    A pleasant surprise !

  • ashtyn.t.areal - 2014-03-30 23:30

    She (along with all the other contestants) are stunning and will make South Africa proud. it doesn't matter what race she is because at the end of the day it's just a difference in melanin. Everything else is the same.

  • Drexlar Mutant - 2014-03-30 23:59

    I understand and support Beauty and Modeling for Women/Men Mags. It's all good. But I don't understand the purpose of these materialistic competitions. The women are all beautiful, cool, but the competition part is ungodly from a religious or spiritual point of view!

  • Boitumelo Joy Twinsista Sehlata - 2014-03-31 00:27

    Beauty with brains. Not the 1 i expected to win but yeah i like her

  • Ockie Annandale - 2014-03-31 01:04

    If you get a missed call from Oscar P.m.. If you get a please call me from Oscar please ignore it.....please.

      NakEzakho Magadlela - 2014-03-31 05:05

      Madness is consuming your brain cells.

  • Spijo Skhokho - 2014-03-31 02:24

    shes beautiful. What criteria do they use to come up with the decision? Can a not so good looking woman join the party

  • Kamogelo Majoe - 2014-03-31 03:41

    she really is hot!!!