Photo Fab: Meet Ntandoyenkosi Kunene, the New Miss South Africa!
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This is true international Black Girl Magic and we are here for it!

Miss South Africa 2016 was crowned on Saturday night and her joy is exhuberant!

Ntandoyenkosi Kunene is an Education Honors student from Mpumalanga.

Kunene told Bella Najia she plans to use this opportunity to “inspire little girls like myself to have big dreams; to be a beacon of hope to the hopeless and to encourage young women to work tirelessly towards their goals, dreams and ambitions.”


Hear the first words from your new #MissSA2016 @kunene_ntando.

A video posted by Miss South Africa (@official_misssa) on

Celebs were up to a lot of cool things today, click through Star Gazing to see who was out and about and all around town! 

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