Lalela Mswane crowned Miss South Africa 2021

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  • Lalela Mswane was crowned Miss South Africa 2021 on 16 October at the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town.
  • She receives R1 million in cash, the use of a fully-furnished apartment at Central Square Sandton, and a Mercedes Benz C-Class sedan for the year of her reign.
  • The Miss South Africa live show featured top local artists, including the Ndlovu Youth Choir, Ntokozo Mbambo and Zakes Bantwini.

Update: 18:54

Miss South Africa 2021 is Lalela Mswane.

The 24-year-old from KwaZulu-Natal is a model and dancer and holds a Bachelor of Law qualification from the University of Pretoria.

"I possess the compassion, tenacity, leadership and people skills which render me a worthy title holder. With a willing heart, an open mind and an eagerness to learn and grow, it would be an absolute honour to reign as Miss South Africa 2021," she previously told Channel24

"I really wasn't expecting it, which is why I started crying. I was so shocked because I was already so fulfilled and blessed to have made top three. So, for me, this is genuinely just the cherry on top," Lalela told Catriona Gray in an interview moments after being crowned.

"I don't even know where to start. My heart is filled with so much gratitude. I'm so appreciative. Thank you," she said. 


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Update: 18:38

The Miss South 2021 top 3:

  • Lalela Mswane
  • Moratwe Masima
  • Zimi Mabunzi

Update: 18:01

The Miss South Africa 2021 top 5:

  • Bianca Bezuidenhout
  • Jeanni Mulder
  • Lalela Mswane
  • Moratwe Masima
  • Zimi Mabunzi

Update: 17:30

Kaylan Matthews wins the fitness award at Miss South Africa 2021:

Miss South Africa 2021 is officially underway - here's where to watch.

Tune in to see Shudufhadzo Musida crown her successor live, from the Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town.

ICYMI : SNEAK PEEK | Miss South Africa live show rehearsal and stage prep!

Watch the live broadcast of the pageant now on M-Net (DStv 101) or Mzansi Magic (DStv 161). 

Not close to a TV? No problem! The pageant is also available to view online from anywhere in the world. This pay per view option costs R115 and includes exclusive content. 

Visit Computicket to subscribe to the live stream. Watch now to see who will hold the power next. 

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