titleholder announcement

Thenjiwe Mdluli, 31 years old, from Edenvale, Johannesburg, walked away  with the crown of Mrs South Africa 2021 at Emperors Palace.

The red carpet hybrid event was a spectacular event, comprising of a VIP Viewing experience at Emperors Palace and a live stream broadcast from Studio Iris that was streamed live on Timeslive, the Sunday Times website and the Mrs South Africa platforms.

Thenjiwe impressed the judging panel which was headed up by philanthropist and business woman, Matapa Maila, who held the title in 2019 along with other female entrepreneurs Olwethu Ndoda, Aldytha da Silva, and reigning queen Jacqueline Ferns.

Well known South African businessman, Vusi Zwane, joined the otherwise all-female panel as a guest judge on the night of the finale.  The judging process was overseen by independent auditors from BDO South Africa.

Thenji Mdluli is a strong business women who is passionate about Wellness and Nutrition. Her dream is to change the thinking around nutrition and eradicate the scourge of lifestyle disease that is prevalent in the low-income communities.

She believes in the unlimited power of women and hopes that women can see themselves in her story and be inspired to become the best versions of themselves.

Sumaiya Omar (38) from Cape Town was crowned the first princess and Zikhona Ngata (33) from East London was crowned second princess.

By winning the coveted title, Thenjiwe Mduli becomes an ambassador and spokesperson for South African women, for the organisation and its sponsors, and represent the country at Mrs World.

Mrs South Africa is proudly sponsored by: Skin Renewal, Lamelle Research Laboratories , Emperors Palace, Sunday Times, Collagen Lift Paris, Brentoni Eyewear and `Women4Women.

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Meet the 2021 Titleholders of Mrs South Africa

Thenji Mdluli, Mrs South Africa 2021Thenjiwe_Mdluli.jpg

My name is Thenji Mdluli. I am 30 years old and from Edenvale, Johannesburg. I have a BCom degree in Risk Management from Unisa and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Wits Business school. I am married to Sibonelo Mdluli and we have 2 beautiful children, a boy and girl. We also run an Engineering Consulting firm together. I am passionate about Wellness and Nutrition and my goal is to become a health coach. My dream is to change our thinking around nutrition and eradicate the scourge of lifestyle diseases that is prevalent in our low-income communities. I believe in the unlimited power of women. I hope that women can see themselves in my story and be inspired to become the best versions of themselves.

Sumaiya Omar, 1st Princess 2021


My name is Sumaiya Omar. I am a 38 year old Entrepreneur from Cape Town, with my husband and pigeon pair. I studied in the fields of Hospitality Management, Visual Communication, as well as Marketing (PR) in Dubai, UAE and in Chicago, USA respectively. During my stay in Sao Paulo, Brazil, I refined my cake art skills and have gone on to become an award winning and internationally published Wedding Cake Artist and Teacher.  My mentorship academy has approximately twenty budding businesswomen, under my wing. I run a charity in honour of the elderly and frail aged called the “OG Drive”. With content creation being my passion, I collaborate with many businesses, majority being women-owned, in the food, fashion, lifestyle, health and beauty industries. I am also a part time Presenter, MC & Speaker and have had the opportunity of making the Top 20 Cape Town semi-finalists for SABC 3’s Expresso Show, as well as presenting at The Style Loft Pop up in Johannesburg in 2020.

Zikhona Ngxata, 2nd Princess 2021Zikhona_Ngxata.jpg

I am Zikhona Ngxata, a 33 year oldphenomenal woman, from East London,Eastern Cape. I am married to my loving husband of 11 years, Luvuyo Ngxata and blessed with 3 beautiful daughter, Blessed, Hazina and Neema. I studied Public Relations at the University of Johannesburg. I am Certified in Sales through Mercedes Benz Global training and a Certified Leader through Rotary Leadership Program. I am a Social Entrepreneur thus being a Chairperson of Beauty With A Purpose NPO, where I empower young girls from previously disadvantaged communities through Skills Development, Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Technology for the past 7 years. I am passionate about youth and community development.



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