Palesa Matjeka had her magical moment on 11 November 2022 at the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park. The wife, mother of two and businesswoman shined among many beautiful wives contestants in a glamorous event.
Hlengiwe Sabela, 39, from Durban was the first runner-up, with Léchar Knezovich, 32, from Midrand the second runner-up.
The show was hosted by the Espresso TV presenter and singer-songwriter Katlego Maboe.
Here are five great facts to know about Palesa Matjekane.
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FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT PALESA MATJEKANE
SHE’S A YOUTH MENTOR
Palesa is a youth mentor. Her passion for the youth is so visible. She recently hosted a ‘Girls lives matter’ with young girls. She empowers them through motivational talks about issues affect young girls today.
SHE’S AN ADVOCATE TO FIGHT CANCER
The new Mrs South Africa is very vocal about issues regarding cancer. She’s a part of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). Cancer affects so many South Africans and breast cancer is rife.
We applaud you Palesa.
SHE’S A GLOBAL SPEAKER
Our new reigning queen is not just a pretty face. She’s also a public speaker. Palesa Matjekane done motivational talks all over the world about her journey of perseverance and courage.
On top of her many roles, Palesa is also a life coach who helps people live better lives in their journey to emotional wellness.
SHE’S A JET-SETTER
With being a businesswoman, a mother and a wife, the new Mrs South Africa finds pleasure in taking vacations to relax. With her new schedule, will she take one anytime soon? We’ll see.
MISS SA VS MRS SA: THE BATTLE OF THE CONTESTS
We all know Miss South Africa has been the most watched show in the country and the current Miss SA, Ndavi Nokeri is doing a great job in her reign.
However, who could forget Zozibini Tunzi who later bagged the Miss Universe title in 2019.
We’re now recognising married women who want to perform in beauty pageants where before it wasn’t possible. We’re taking great strides in recognising inclusion.