All-female team set to produce the Miss South Africa live show

All-female team set to produce the Miss South Africa live show

Miss South Africa's live show will be lead by an all-female team for the first time in the pageant's history.

Miss South Africa 2021 Lalela Mswane
Miss South Africa 2021 Lalela Mswane/ Instagram (@official_misssa)

South Africa will crown its next beauty queen in a few weeks, and viewers can expect a lot of girl power both on and off stage. 

Miss South Africa officials have announced that next month's live show with be produced by an all-female team. 

Black Swan Media will be in charge of the production, as well as organising and directing the entire show. 

Relebogile Mabotja - who has produced shows such as 'The Voice SA' - will lead the team. It will be the first time in the pageant's history that the live show is helmed by a team of only women. 

“This year, everything about the pageant has a different [look] and feel. For the first time in the pageant’s history, I appointed a reality crew to follow the Top 10 on their journey to the finale and record behind-the-scenes moments," Miss SA CEO Stephanie Weil told the Sunday World

The Miss South Africa Top 10 will face off on Saturday, August 13 - a few days after Women's Day.  The ceremony will be held at the SunBet Arena at Times Square in Tshwane (formerly Pretoria). 

KwaZulu-Natal has two finalists in the Top 10 - Ayanda Thabethe and Luyanda Zuma, who both hail from Pietermaritzburg. 

Last year's winner, Lalela Mswane, is also from KZN

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Lalela is currently in Poland for the Miss Supranational pageant. The 25-year-old participated in the pageant's preliminary show this week. 

She wore a dress designed by Willet Designs Couture. Pageant enthusiasts have named her one of the favourites. 

READ MORE: WATCH: Lalela Mswane crowned Second Runner-Up at Miss Universe 2021

Lalela wore a custom-made swimsuit from Thando Thabethe's underwear and shapewear line, Thabooty’s, during the preliminary show. 

"I love being on stage and any moment I’m given the opportunity to, I try and give it my all. Last night felt so magical. Thank you @misssupranational for the wonderful experience. Thank you, team Lali for your kindness. Thank you so much @thabootys for my custom piece. I felt like an absolute queen," she wrote on Instagram.

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