1. What are the entry criteria for Mrs South Africa?

You must meet all the following criteria in order to enter :

  1. Be a South African female citizen, with valid South Africa ID document AND
  2. Be between the ages of 25 – 50, by 1st November in the year of entry AND
  3. Be legally married, with valid marriage certificate from the Department of Home Affairs

2. When do entries open ?

The entry form for the following year will be made available on our website around October of each year. You must complete this form, in full, on the website and attach all the following documents to it : SA ID, SA Marriage Certificate, two entry photos AND proof of payment for the non-refundable entry fee of R606,05

Once all the above steps are completed, you must avail yourself in person, for the National Casting (if applicable), in order to be considered for a Semi-finalist place. You can consult the current calendar for this date.

3. What photos should I have to enter?

We require one full length and one head and shoulder photo. It does not need to be professional photos. Photos must be

  • From the last year
  • High resolution
  • In daywear
  • Positioned against plain background

Photos should not be

  • Wedding Photos
  • Selfies
  • of you dressed in fancy costumes, wedding dresses, gym wear or active wear

4. Do you have any weight or height restrictions?

No, we do not have any weight or height restrictions for entering Mrs South Africa. We embrace women of all heights, sizes, body shapes etc.

5. Are tattoos allowed?

Yes, tattoos are allowed

6. Do I need to have a valid passport to enter?

No, you do not need a valid passport to enter Mrs South Africa but you must apply for it and obtain it as soon as possible. This is because you may need to travel overseas for the Mrs World pageant, should you win Mrs South Africa

7. Do I need to have my Driver’s license to enter?

No, you do not need a drivers licence to enter. However, you should apply for obtain this as soon as possible. This is because the prize package may include a car

8. I work full time. Can I enter Mrs South Africa? 

Yes. We have had many contestants and titleholders who have had full time jobs. The Management Team does take this into account when planning the calendar and always try to plan around school holidays, long weekends etc. You should consult the calendar for the year ahead and understand the compulsory dates that you will be required to present yourself for an event, judging etc. We then advise  that you sit down with your employer to discuss these dates, in advance of entering Mrs South Africa

9. I am traditionally married. Can I enter Mrs South Africa?

Yes, according to South African law, customary or traditional marriages are recognised. We recognise these as well. You do, however, need to apply for and obtain your valid marriage certificate from the Department of Home Affairs. This must be  attached when completing your entry form

10. I am engaged. Can I enter Mrs South Africa? 

No, you need to be legally married, with a valid SA marriage certificate, when you enter

11. I am married to a foreigner. Can I enter Mrs South Africa? 

Yes. You can enter if YOU are a South African citizen

12. I am married to a female. Can I enter Mrs South Africa? 

Yes, you may enter if you are married to same sex partner. We recognise all marriages including same sex marriages

13. Do I have to be born female to enter Mrs South Africa ? 

No, you do not need to be born female to enter. However, your SA ID document must reflect your amended gender as female

14. What if I am pregnant. Can I enter?

We do not discriminate against pregnant contestants. However, we do not recommend this as the year will be very busy and this may add additional pressure and stress to your health, which we would not want

15. Do I have to be a mother to enter?

No, you don’t need to have children to enter Mrs South Africa

16. What are the minimum educational qualifications to enter?

There are no minimum educational qualifications to enter

17. Do I need modelling training or prior pageant experience to enter ?

No ,you need not have prior pageant experience to enter

18. What can I expect as a contestant?

The journey will be discussed in detail with you, should you be chosen as a semi-finalist and/or finalist. Mrs South Africa Pty Ltd is not an Non-profit organisation (NPO). We are a company and run as such. As such, fundraising, sponsorship and certain event attendance & involvement will be part of your journey as a semi-finalist and finalist journey, for Mrs South Africa -  some of which is used towards company operating costs. We are open and transparent about the journey and are there to support you throughout. We do however suggest that:

  • You visit our social media pages, and YouTube channel in order to get a sense of the journey 
  • You should also follow us on social media as well as the current titleholders
  • Ensure you check the current calendar as well for important dates and diarise these
  • Please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis for any comms

19. I have other questions. Who can I contact?

You can email your query to our Contestant Liaison Marlene Reddy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Comms will be emailed from Marlene on a regular basis. Please ensure you stay up to date on email and your email address is active & reflects your competition/entry name