With just four weeks to go till South Africa meets the new Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa 2020, the finalists will be out to impress the elite judging panel, which has just been announced. This year’s panel of judges includes Mrs World 2018 – Alice Lee Giannetta, as principal judge ; Mrs South Africa 2018 and runner up of Survivor South Africa – Nicole Capper ; Media Personality – Shashi Naidoo; Singer – LeAnne Dlamini; Mrs South Africa 2017 – Hlengiwe Twala ; CEO of Tammy Taylor Nails South Africa – Mel Viljoen and Businessman - Vuzi Zwane.
The judges will select just one lady, out of the 25 finalists, to walk away with the title Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa 2020, on the Friday 8th of November at Emperors Palace in the City of Ekurhuleni.
Meet the Mrs South Africa Top 25 finalists for 2019
Johannesburg, 28 June 2019 – A star studded red carpet kicked off the Tammy Taylor Mrs. South Africa Charity Ball dinner, in aid of Women4Women, held at Emperors Palace, in the City of Ekurhuleni.
While this annual event has earned an honourable reputation for raising copious amounts of money for the Women4Women foundation each year, it is also always a glamorous affair and the perfect opportunity for guests to dust off their glass slippers and be treated to a delectable dinner while viewing a seamless stage production.
Hosted by the dapper Katlego Maboe, the guests were entertained with music by proudly South African all girl electric string quartet, The Muses, as well as an incredible fashion show powered by Contempo Retail and Zviwa African Luxury Designs.
It was an important occasion on the Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa calendar too, as the top 100 semi-finalists, announced four months ago, pinnacled their journey of workshops, networking, judging and rehearsing, when the announcement of the final Top 25 was made at the dinner.
Judges Vusi Zwane, Hlengiwe Twala, Leanne Dlamini, Mel Viljoen, Nicole Capper and principal judge Cindy Nell-Roberts admitted to this being the hardest round of judging thus far as all semi-finalists had inspired them and displayed beauty, grace and dedication.
12 November 2018
Matapa Maila Rikhotso, 33 years old, from Polokwane in Limpopo, walked away with the crown of Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa during an electric production at Emperors Palace in the City Of Ekurhuleni.
Featuring top SA talented South Africa designers, female Deejay pioneer, Dj Zintle and Katlego Maboe as the MC of the night, the production truly portrayed modern women owning their power.
Matapa is married to Douglas Rikhotso for three years and they have been blessed with a 4 year old daughter, Rifuwo. She works in Category Management. Passing matric seemed like an impossible task for Matapa because of her disadvantaged background but today she is a graduate 4 times over! Her organization “Matapa and friends” keeps a girl child in school.
Enolicia Strever (30) from Welkom in the Free State was crowned first princess and Jo-Ann Barnwell (37) from Cape Town was crowned second princess.
Matapa said winning Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa showed her that nothing was impossible and that you are not a product of your circumstance. She will be representing South Africa at the Mrs World Pageant in China during March of 2019.
By winning the coveted title, Matapa becomes an ambassador for SABC 3, the City of Ekurhuleni, the Women 4 Women movement and other sponsors of the Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa Pageant.
She also wins prizes from the following sponsors and brands: Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa is proudly sponsored by: SABC 3, Tammy Taylor Nails South Africa, Emperors Palace, City Of Ekurhuleni, Renewal Institute, Lamelle Research Laboratories, Suzuki South Africa, Body 20 Studio, Detangled Hair, Wella Professionals, System Professional, Mpact Recycling, Contempo Fashion, Batsumi Travel, Brentoni Eyewear, Grande Roche, Catrice Cosmetics, Caribbean Tan, Nomination Italy and Thandar Inc.
The Mrs South Africa organization and their finalists, raised over R900 000 for the Women 4 Women Foundation established by Cindy Nell-Roberts. These funds will be utilized to empower disadvantaged women and girls through various projects lead by the finalists and title holders themselves.
Matapa says she’s excited to be working her sponsors in order to empowering and educating women across the country.
It’s that time of the year again when South Africa celebrates the new Tammy Taylor Mrs SA 2019 to be crowned at the annual Grand finale hosted at Emperors Palace in the City Of Ekurhuleni on the 9th of November 2018.
The prestigious Grand Finale 2018 promises to be a spectacular production featuring Top South African celebrities, Katlego Maboe as the MC and the talented and beautiful DJ Zinhle as entertainment for the night, produced by the multitalented Jan Malan.
The beautiful top 25 finalists will be contending for the coveted crown of Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa 2018/19 whilst showcasing fabulous fashions from local designers; LISOF, BeachCult, Tsotsetsi KL, Ryan Keys, JJ Schoeman and Francois Vedemme.
The finalists will be out to impress the celebrity judging panel which includes former Miss South Africa, Cindy Nell-Roberts as principal judge, Hlengiwe Twala - Former Mrs South Africa, Vusi Zwane – Business Man , Mel Viljoen (CEO of Tammy Taylor Nails South Africa and Alice Lee Giannette, Mrs World 2018, who was crowned in South Africa in the City Of Ekurhuleni.
The Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa brand showcases the virtues of South Africa, the spirit of Ubuntu, the modern woman who is relatable and lives life in full colour.
Through SABC 3 Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa aims to share true South African stories, to empower and showcase true beauty that shines from within and celebrates every woman in her unique femininity.
Women4Women is a non-profit and public benefit organization focused on Female Empowerment and Community Upliftment. A program to improve the lives of the less fortunate and previously disadvantaged women and children in South Africa and beyond.
Our founder, Cindy Nell-Roberts is a well-known South-African celebrity, television presenter and business owner.
Cindy started working on various philanthropic projects in 2003 as Miss South Africa and has discovered that above all, her true passion and calling in life is the empowerment and upliftment of other women, to help them improve their earnings, conditions, confidence and future.
Women4Women have partnered with the Mrs South Africa Pageant and will be the official beneficiary of the Mrs South Africa annual fundraising ball commencing as from 2018. All funds raised will be distributed to community projects which are ultimately focused on job creation for the less fortunate.
Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa Charity Ball and Top 25 finalists Announcement release.
Johannesburg, 29 June 2018
A star studded red carpet kicked off the Tammy Taylor Mrs. South Africa Charity Ball dinner in aid of Women4Women held at Emperors Palace in the City of Ekurhuleni.
While this annual event has earned an honourable reputation for raising copious amounts of money for the Cancer Association of South Africa each year, it is also always a glamorous affair and the perfect opportunity for guests to dust off their glass slippers and be treated to a delectable dinner while viewing a seamless stage production.
Hosted by the sensational Pabi Moloi, the guests were entertained with music by proudly South African all-girl group instruemntalists, the Muses as well as an incredible fashion show powered by Contempo Retail.
It was an important occasion on the Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa calendar too, as the top 100 semi-finalists, announced four months ago, pinnacled their journey of workshops, networking, judging and rehearsing when the announcement of the final top 25 was made at the dinner.
Judges Vusi Zwane, Hlengiwe Twala, Leanne Dlamini, Chris Jaftha, Mel Viljoen and principal judge Cindy Nell-Roberts admitted to this being the hardest round of judging thus far as all semi-finalists had inspired them and displayed beauty, grace and dedication.
The 100 semi-finalists will go through four months of workshops, mentorship programs, interviews and will raise funds for Women4Women South Africa.
Only 25 women will be selected and announced as finalists at our Charity Ball taking place at Emperors Palace, 29 June.
Congratulations ladies! You are about to embark on a journey of a lifetime.
Nicole Capper (32), from Broadacres, Johannesburg was crowned Mrs South Africa 2018 last night at a glittering grand finale at Emperors Palace
Nicole is a mom of 2 children, she is a functional medicine pharmacist passionate about health. She is also a model, speaker and a guest house owner.
The prestigious grand finale was hosted by TV presenter and business woman Joann Strauss alongside multi award-winning musician, Loyiso Bala and promises to be a spectacular production by Jan Malan.
It featured a star-studded guest list of top South African talent and top leading South African designers who will walk the red carpet at the social event, while the Vuyani Dance Group kept the prominent guests entertained on the evening.
Mrs South Africa has undergone an exciting change as we recently rebranded. Mrs South Africa evolved from being a pageant to a women empowerment movement, and we felt the need to restructure our brand in such a way to showcase the virtues of South Africa, the spirit of Ubuntu, and the real relatable women that we work with.
Gone are the stereotypes that do not match the individual, bearing the burden of a crown of ideals being placed upon their head diminishing the power of their womanhood to the stigma of unattainable beauty.
The new brand does away with the ideals that do not match real women, but instead showcase true beauty that shines from within and celebrate every woman in her unique femininity.
We are proud to present the #CrownofVirtue
She is Bona Fide.
With the recent controversy and debate regarding the relativity of pageants in our society, Mrs South Africa is a movement that shines the torch on real women. Real women with real lives, real curves and real problems.
‘’Mrs South Africa is not the typical beauty pageant. It offers married South African women who have real-life careers, families, and hobbies a platform to make a difference and to empower women across South Africa. Glamour and sophistication are part of the criteria, but the women who enter and win all have those relatable stories we’re looking for.’’
Mrs South Africa (Pty) Ltd is the number one pageant and female empowerment program for married women in South Africa. It is not a beauty pageant in the traditional sense of the word.
Mrs South Africa is truly a life-changing journey for the women who enter this renowned empowerment program. Mrs South Africa delegates are between the ages of 25-49 years of age and are mature, driven, ambitious and most of all real, relatable women who strive to be the best versions of themselves. They are wives, in some cases mothers, some are entrepreneurs and most are change makers, some are business women and others home makers, but they all want the best for their families and their community. They are brave, bonafide superwomen.