My reign will focus on youth unemployment - Miss SA Lalela Mswane
In a star-studded event on Saturday night at the GrandWest Casino in Cape Town, Lalela Mswane was crowned Miss South Africa 2021.
Mswane is a model, dancer and holds a law degree beat nine other finalists to clinch the Miss South Africa title - taking the reins from Shudufhadzo Musida.
She joins Bongani Bingwa to chat about pageants and the role of young women in shaping society.
The win is validation to my seven-year-old self that anything is possible.Lalela Mswane, Miss SA
The Miss South Africa pageant has become a platform for women and it imparts many tools enabling them to be agents of change, she says.
The focus of my reign will be unemployment particularly in the youth and I think COVID also played a huge role in unemployment amongst the youth.Lalela Mswane, Miss SA
Listen below to the full conversation: