Anele Mdoda to host Miss South Africa contest

Anele Mdoda, one of South Africa’s most adored radio and television hosts, will preside over this year’s Miss South Africa finale contest on Saturday, August 13. Since 2013, Mdoda has been involved with Miss South Africa, participating in the competition five times as a judge and co-hosting it last year with Nico Panagio of Survivor South Africa.

Mdoda is hosting the show by herself this year, a responsibility she takes seriously. “I’m very excited that we are back to a full capacity arena because a packed arena suits my energy levels and always motivates me to work just that little bit harder to ensure that everyone has a good time and really enjoys the evening”.

Zozibini Tunzi (2019) and Catriona Gray (2018), both former Miss Universe beauty queens, were Mdoda and Panagio’s co-hosts in the previous years. This time, they’ll be in charge of the Sun Arena stage, where a lucky woman will be crowned Miss South Africa 2022 and leave with prizes and sponsorships worth more than R3 million.

The top 10 finalists this year should “be in the moment” and enjoy themselves, advises Mdoda. She adds: “They should not worry about what they think they look like or whether they answered a question correctly or if something happens to their hair or dress when they’re on stage. No one cares. If they are having a good time, everybody else is having a good time.”

This year, Miss South Africa returns to Gauteng after spending the previous two years in Cape Town. The 2022 winner will be announced at Sun International’s premier location, the SunBet Arena at Time Square, Pretoria. On Saturday, August 13, starting at 18:30, Miss South Africa 2022 will be televised live via Mzansi Magic (DStv 161) and M-Net (DStv 101) and streamed for a worldwide audience on the Miss South Africa app.

“Mzansi Magic, as the official broadcaster and simulcast on M-Net, is pleased to bring Miss South Africa 2022 to our customers with Anele Mdoda as host. We have faith in her ability to keep our audiences engaged and entertained. Miss South Africa is a platform for showcasing women’s empowerment, diversity, intelligence, and leadership which resonates with our purpose as Mzansi Magic and our audience.” said Shirley Adonis, Director of Local Entertainment Channels

Tickets for the competition can be purchased from Ticketmaster as well as the Miss South Africa app and website. A beautiful red-carpet and pre-event party are included with VIP tickets, which are priced at R1,500 and range in price from R250 to R450. Miss South Africa is presented by Weil Entertainment in collaboration with M-Net, Mzansi Magic, Sun International, and Brand South Africa.

A representative from South Africa is chosen by Miss South Africa to compete in two of the Big Four international beauty pageants, Miss World and Miss Universe, and another representative is chosen to compete in the smaller international pageant Miss Supranational.

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