Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane 2021
MIss South Africa Lalela Mswane Photo: Twitter

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been one of the first to congratulate SA’s new Miss South Africa Lalela Mswane, who was crowned at a glittering event in Cape Town on Saturday night.

The President tweeted: “Congratulations to our new #MissSA2021, Lalela Mswane, who took the hotly contested title last night against a group of highly inspirational young women. We took particular interest in her message of hope for the youth of South Africa & her advocacy for the advancement of women.”

The Miss South Africa organisers said: “Congratulations to Our Miss South Africa 2021 @Lalela_lali! It’s time to claim your power!”

The University of Pretoria LLB graduate plans to use her new celebrity to help young people combat low self-esteem, and increase their confidence. She has already founded a non-profit organisation, the Lalela Mswane Foundation to empower youth to grow beyond the boundaries life has put on them.