Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa congratulated the newly crowned Miss SA Lalela Mswane.
Mswane, 24, from KwaZulu-Natal walked away with the Miss SA 2021 title on Saturday at the Grand Arena, Grand West in Cape Town.
She was crowned at the 63rd edition of the Miss South Africa pageant by former Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida.
The two runners-up were Moratwe Masima from Gauteng and Zimi Mabunzi from Eastern Cape.
Mswane, who is a model and dancer, holds a Bachelor of Law qualification from the University of Pretoria.
Mthethwa wished Mswane all the best in her reign as Miss South Africa.
“We trust that she will represent the country very well. She certainly embodies the leadership qualities that are key to making an impact in the world as an ambassador of this country,” Mthethwa said