Entries opened on Sunday, 1 April and close on Saturday, 30 June 2012.
The pageant takes place at the end of the year at Sun City's Superbowl and will once again be broadcast live on Mzansi Magic.
Miss SA entry must-knows
To enter Miss SA you need to be 18-years old by 1 November 2012 - and no older than 25.
You must be a South African citizen.
You must have a matric or equivalent qualification.
You can't be engaged, married or have had a marraige annulled.
You can't have a criminal record.
You musn't have children or be pregnant.
You musn't have any visible tattoos.
You need to submit the following with your entry:
A copy of your birth certificate, ID book or passport.
Two recent A4 colour photographs (one head & shoulders, one full length) dressed appropriately.
How to enter
If you'd like to enter, you can find entry forms on the official Miss SA website: www.misssa.co.za. Alternatively you can download the entry form right here: Miss South Africa Entry Form (opens in a new window).
The website also features helpful answers to frequently asked questions about entering and the pageant. You can find them here: FAQs.
What happens next?
Once all the entries are in, paper judging follows and the successful Miss SA candidates will be invited to participate in regional judging nationwide. Those selected will attend an intensive and interactive four day workshop in August.
The workshops include lessons in deportment and etiquette, brand management, financial skills, media training and general life skills. This process is then followed by more rigorous judging sessions.
The winner of the Miss South Africa pageant will have the opportunity to represent South Africa internationally at the Miss World and Miss Universe pageants respectively.