Mr South Africa – Top 12

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The Mr South Africa 2014 competition is nearing the end. This year Mr South Africa, the man who epitomises inspiration in health, intelligence, passion, drive, ambition and attractiveness, will be crowned at a glittering red-carpet event at the four-star EnGedi, a multi-award winning venue in the Cradle of Humankind on the 28th of January 2015. His role in the coming year will be to make a demonstrable difference in shaping a better South Africa.

Now in its 33rd year, the Mr South Africa competition has proved that it is indeed geared to identify and promote the country’s most inspirational young men. Previous Mr South Africa titleholders include Michael Moll (after winning became the Top Billing presenter); Marcus Muller (after winning became an actor on Egoli); Dieter Voigt (after winning became the presenter of Pasella); Zino Ventura (C.I.G.A.R.E.) and Stephen Segal (became the presenter of Life's a Journey). The current title holder is John Owens, who is a top performer at one of the biggest private property trusts in South Africa and has been counted among the top five sales persons in Africa since 2006.

Competing under this year’s theme of “Men of Honour”, the Top 12 contestants have successfully achieved all their allocated tasks and are now eagerly waiting to find out which one of them will take the coveted national title home. The finalists are:

Andre Faro of Pretoria;

Armand Du Plessis of Roodepoort;

Ditiro Rantloane of Midrand;

Geo Botha of Pretoria;

Jaco Gerrits of Midrand;

Krüger Swart of Midrand;

Morné Marais of Cape Town;

Morné Emery of Pretoria;

Pieter Du Plessis of Johannesburg;

Sibusiso Sibanda of Cape Town;

Themba Nkolele of Pretoria; and

Wiehan Riekert of Vanderbijlpark.

Mr South Africa CEO Rudi Baker says, "Men of Honour is more than just the theme or marketing slogan for Mr South Africa. We believe that being a Man of Honour is a philosophy that permeates every thought, everything we say, everything we share, everything we do. After a gruelling one-year ‘training camp’, South Africa’s ultimate Man of Honour will undoubtedly be the kind of role model that boys and men can look up to.”

For more information on the Mr South Africa organisation and to read up on the top 12 contestants, please visit