Some time ago I read a feature called “our top black models” in Verve Magazine. Most of these models were in fact not from South Africa but the of Africa. Those from elsewhere include Millen Magese, Joelle Kayembe and Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi. This blog is just about the South African born black models I believe are the top talent to watch out for and maybe you can add your suggestions as a comment below.

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Local babe Tanya Maganyi is featured as the only black model on this year Sport Illustrated SA Swimwear issue and she sizzles! The Pretoria hottie’s modelling career seems to have taken off , she is is that girl you’ve probably seen on the Ponds TV Commercials and Mag prints and Billboards across South Africa.

Rosette Mogomotsi

Rosette Mogomotsi Midrand Model23-year-old Johannesburg model Asnath Rosette Mogomotsi, or Roro as her friends call her, grew up in Midrand and is known for her role as a suitcase model in the game show Deal Or No Deal.

She has modelled in television commercials for Chicken Lickin’ and Jet Clothing. She has appeared in the magazines True Love, Elle, FHM, Babe and has modelled the Noni Gaza range for Legit Clothing. And made a big splash as the first black model in S

She’s currently studying a communication science degree and aspires to opening a home for orphans and the elderly.

There are many more beautiful black women from South Africa. On this blog we focus on models first, and the actresses and tv personalities second. So some noteworthy mentions include: Bonang Matheba, Nohle Thema and maybe Katlego Danke.