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SANDTONITE AMONGST MISS SOUTH AFRICA SEMI-FINALISTS FOR 2016

They’re young, beautiful, smart, driven and are the 25 Miss South Africa 2016 semi-finalists, one of which is Cara Frew from Sandhurst.

A talented performer and show jumper, the 24 year old hopes to put her experience representing South Africa as an athlete to good use. A self-confessed family woman, Cara hopes to one-day meet Charlize Theron and counts roast vegetables with feta amongst her favourite dishes. She is currently reading Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller “Outliers” and has competed at the World Equestrian Games for South Africa three times.

Cara joins 25 Miss South Africa 2016 semi-finalists – 12 of which will compete for the Miss South Africa 2016 title in March 2016 when the winner will be crowned by the reigning Miss South Africa, Liesl Laurie. The Miss South Africa 2016 semi-finalists are a diverse group. Among them are a geologist, several psychologists and law students and an international television presenter.

“The pageant, which was given a new look and made more relevant to our modern society in the last few years, continues to attract young women who are smart, socially committed as well as beautiful. Sun International has long been the license holder of the Miss South Africa pageant and we are delighted with the caliber of the girls this year.”

– Sun International PR Manager, Claudia Henkel

The Miss South Africa 2016 semi-finalists are:

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Shanice Smith (New Germany, Durban, KZN); Zinhle Nkonyane (Pongola, KZN); Tumi Tlou (Soweto, Gauteng); Sarah Botes (Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng); Reabetswe Sechoaro (Pretoria East, Gauteng); Tayla Skye Robinson (Roodepoort, Gauteng); Sharon-Rose Khumalo (Pretoria, Gauteng); Deidre Engelbrecht (Centurion, Gauteng); S’nethemba Mbatha (Sebokeng, Gauteng); Kerusha Govender (Durban, KZN); Schane Venter (Alberton, Gauteng); Saihania Naidoo (Lenasia, Gauteng); Kabelo Mashiane (Daveyton, Gauteng); Cara Frew (Sandhurst, Gauteng); Loreal Magro (Zakariyya Park, Gauteng); Marciel Hopkins (Paarl, Western Cape); Lee-Zanda Jonas (Belhar, Western Cape); Ronette Chambers (Cape Town, Western Cape); Sinovuyo Witbooi Mdekazi (Kuilsriver, Western Cape); Mikaela Oosthuizen (Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape); Luyolo Mngonyama (Umtata, Eastern Cape); Lizel Birkenstock (Umhlanga, KZN); Felicia Muwayi (Nelspruit, Mpumalanga); Ntandoyenkosi Kunene (Mkhondo (formerly Piet Retief), Mpumalanga); Elizabeth Molapo (Bloemfontein, Free State).
The young Miss South Africa 2016 semi-finalists say they are rooting for the current Miss South Africa, Liesl Laurie, who leaves to represent South Africa at the Miss World Pageant in December.

The Miss South Africa pageant is the most prestigious pageant in South Africa, boasting a Miss Universe and three Miss Worlds’, and the women who have worn the crown are icons in many different spheres of life. These women are cherished in the hearts of many South Africans. And that is the hope, and dream, of every one of the Miss South Africa 2016 semi-finalists: to have her portrait hung in that hall of fame.

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