2019 has truly been an incredible year for South Africa. We saw the Glory of God shine in our nation as we rose above adversities and saw countless victories for South Africa on a global scale. South Africa truly is a blessed nation and these are just a few of the highlights we experienced during this year of God’s Glory.

Zozi Tunzi, Miss Universe

On Sunday the 8th of December, we saw our very own Zozibini Tunzi crowed as the 68th Miss Universe in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Zozi is the third South Africa’s to win Miss Universe after Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters in 2017 and Margaret Gardiner in 1978.

Springbok Rugby World Cup Champions

This years Rugby World Cup was an achievement of note for our nation. Our Springbok boys came out as the victors in a 32-12 victory over England on the 2nd of November. This victory not only secured us our third world cup trophy, but also saw our team ranked on top of the World Rugby Men’s Ranking for the first time since 2009.

Blitzbok Dubai Sevens Champions

Not only did our Springbok rugby team win their world cup, but our Blitzbok seven’s rugby team also took the victory at the Dubai Sevens Championship on the 7th of December. After a fairly unsuccessful season last year, our boys rose to the occasion and fought their way into an astounding 15-0 victory over New Zealand.

World Para Athletics Championships

This year we saw a total of 11 medals being won for South Africa in Dubai at the World Para Athletics Championships, with 2 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 7 bronze. Not only did our very own Anrune Weyers take the first gold medal for South Africa at this championship in the 400m, but also claimed a silver in the 200m and a bronze in the 100m.

Africa Netball Cup Champions

We saw our Protea ladies take the trophy as our South African netball team were crowned the 2019 Africa Netball Cup champions. We faced off against Zambia on the 23rd of October 2019 at the Bellville Veledrome in Cape Town and came out the victors with a final score of 72-53 as our sixth consecutive win in this years tournament.

Caitlin Rooskrantz, Gold Medalist in Gymnastics

This year we saw history being made as 17 year old Caitlin Rooskrantz won our very first gold medal at an international gymnastics competition in the FIG Challenge Cup in Szombathely, Hungary. Cailtin won her gold medal in the uneven bars, ahead of competitors from Britain and Spain.

Phumelela Mapukata, Mr Deaf World

Mr and Miss Deaf World was hosted in Mpumulanga, South Africa on the 19th of July. 20 contestants from 11 different countries competed for the title and we saw our very own Phumelela Mapukata, Mr Deaf World South Africa, take home the title of Mr Deaf World while Miss Deaf World South Africa, Lethiwe Ntaka, was crowned as the first runner up for Miss Deaf World.

Trevor Noah Grammy Nomination

On the 20th of November we saw our very own Trevor Noah receive a nomination for a Grammy award in the category of Best Comedy Album. This marks the first ever South African Comedian to be nominated for a Grammy award.

These are only a few of the highlights we as a nation saw in this year of God’s Glory.

God Bless South Africa !




  • Jannah Scholtz says:

    25 year old Designer, Thebe Magugu from Kimberley won 2019 coveted Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey’s Prize in London, UK. He beeted over 1700 applicants. First African Designer to win the prize.

  • Pfumelani says:

    South Africa’ A year of God’s Glory

    To add on the list, Bonang Matheba won African Influencer of the year at the E! People’s choice awards in the US on October 21 2019

  • Fredoline says:

    Fredoline Mantjies Miss Teen United Nations 2019

  • Mazvita says:

    Forgot the name but the guy who won the world’s coffee barista is from South Africa as well

  • Karla says:

    Ferdoline Manjties from Oranje Meisie skool in Bloemfontein has been crown Miss Teen United Nations, where she represented SA earlier this year, in India.

  • Peggy Serwalo says:

    Wow, Thank you CRC, Our leadership of CRC church the place to be, Thank you Ps At and Ps Nyretta for prayers and love of the people and love of Our Beautiful country South Africa. Its was indeed the year of Glory. Cant wait to see Heaven on earth in 2020. Love and appreciate you CRC.

  • Lisia Langenhoven says:

    South Africa, take pride…

    JUST IN 2019…

    1. Zozibini Tunzi (Miss Universe)
    2. Siya Kolisi (signed to Roc Nation Sports)
    3. Springboks (Rugby world champions)
    4. Blitzboks (Dubai 7s champions)
    5. Ndlovu Youth Choir (Finalists in AGT)
    6. Proteas Netball (African netball champions)
    7. Sho Madjozi (blowing up internationally)
    8. Thebe Magugu (won LMVH award)
    9. Karabo Moletsane (Collaborated with Nike)
    10. Chad Le Clos (Gold in swimming)
    11. Caster Semenya (Gold in athletics)
    12. Brad Binder (Runner up in Moto2)
    13. Trevor Noah (grammy nominated)
    14. Thabo Treffers (1st place in international dance)
    15. Teddy Nzama (Best Barista in the world)
    16. Tristan du Plessis (best international interior designer)
    17. South Africa junior ballet (1st in international dance)
    18. Moonchild Sanelly (ft. On Beyonce’s Album)
    19. Busiswa (ft. On Beyonce’s Album)
    20. Anatii (Soul Train award)
    21. Okuhle Mose (1st place in international dance)
    22. Phumelela Mapukata (Mr Deaf world)
    23. Ntando Mahlangu (Gold in Paralympics)
    24. Anrune Weyers (Gold in Paralympics)
    25. Zane Waddell (Gold in swimming)
    26. Karla Prestorius (player of netball World Cup)
    27. Khaya Mthethwa (choral music director for Lion King)
    28. Portia Mkhize (Miss Teen Tourism Globe)
    29. North West University Choir (1st place in Prague Advent and Christmas Choral Festival)
    30. Nasty C (best rapper at AFRIMA)
    31. Peter Steph Du Toit (Rugby Player of the year)
    32. Fezile Mkhize (Mr World 1st runner up)
    33. Caitlin Rooskrantz (first South African Gymnast to win an international gold medal and qualify at 2020 Olympics)
    34. Daryl Impey (1st place in 9th stage of Tour De France)
    35. Lira (1st African Barbie Doll)
    36. Amy-Claire King (World Masters Singles Pool champion)
    37. SA Women’s ice Hockey team (IIHF world Champs)
    38. Tristan Roberts (World Bodyboarding champ)
    39. Cheslin Kolbe (World Rugby Player of the year)
    40. Rassie Erasmus (World Rugby Coach of the year)
    41. Fredoline Mantjies (Miss Teen United Nations)
    42. Wade Young (Motul Roof Africa Champ)

    (Copied from a Facebook post in #ImStaying)

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