Miss South Africa 1997 results: Peggy-Sue Khumalo crowns Kerishnie Naicker in Sun City, North West

  • beauty pageant: Miss South Africa
  • edition: 42nd
  • venue: Sun City Superbowl, Sun City, Moses Kotane, North West, South Africa
  • date: August 2, 1997
  • candidates: 9
  • broadcaster: SABC1
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  1. Cherine Haw (Northern Province)
  2. Deirdre Williamson (Northern Cape)
  3. Jessica Motaung (Gauteng)
  4. Kerishnie Naicker (KwaZulu-Natal)
  5. Petro van Zyl (North West)
  6. Thembi Mbengashe (Western Cape)
  7. Uyanda Sibiya (Mpumalanga)
  8. Yolanda Schoeman (Free State)
  9. Yolisa Kani (Eastern Cape)



  • Miss Photogenic: Kerishnie Naicker (KwaZulu-Natal)


Top 5Yolanda Schoeman
(Free State)
Thembi Mbengashe
(Western Cape)
Heather van Heerden
(Northern Cape)
Rehebohilie Ralepeli
(Free State)
2nd princessPetro van Zyl
(North West)
Adele van Niekerk
(Western Cape)
1st princessJessica Motaung
Babalwa Mneno
(Eastern Cape)
Miss South AfricaKerishnie Naicker
Peggy-Sue Khumalo

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