Miss South Africa 1969 results: Mitsianna Stander crowns Linda Meryl Collett


South African Pictorial held Miss South Africa in 1923, which was won by Doris Gwendoline Heliwell with W. J. van Blommestein and Marjorie Elizabeth Cowley as the respective first and second princesses. In 1943, Susie Smuts became the second woman to hold the title.

However, it was Norma Vorster who won the first official Miss South Africa competition in 1956. It was open to white females only.

  • beauty pageant: Miss South Africa
  • edition: 14th
2nd princessJackie SayerPatsy Goswell
1st princessDiana NewmanLinda Collett
Miss South AfricaLinda Meryl Collett
(Natal Province)
Mitsianna “Mitzi” Stander
(Transvaal Province)


  • beauty pageant: Miss World
  • edition: 19th
  • venue: Royal Albert Hall, London, England, United Kingdom
  • date: November 27, 1969
  • candidates: 50
Linda Meryl CollettNatal Province,
South Africa
18Miss World 1969
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