Miss South Africa 2020 Top 15: Palesa Keswa

27 Jun 2020 | Camilla Suarez

Miss South Africa 2020, the 62nd edition of Miss South Africa, will host its annual edition virtually in the month of August where the next delegate to represent South Africa at international pageants will be crowned. South Africa’s performance at the international beauty pageants has been incredible as the divas have always proven their worth in the competition and with their remarkable performances, they have taken home multiple titles, especially in the recent years.

Rebuilt under ‘Face your power, embrace your future’, stunning beauties will compete for the crown and the opportunities to represent South Africa in Miss Universe 2020, Miss Supranational 2020 and Miss World 2020. The Miss South Africa organization has announced the names of judges for the first round of the competition.



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Just recently, the Top 15 semi-finalists were revealed out of the 35 contestants who began their journey in the national competition. Palesa Keswa is one of the top 15 delegates who have been selected by the organization for the Miss South Africa 2020. Hailing from Sasolburg, Palesa is 23-years-old and has an undergraduate degree in economics and risk management. She is currently doing her honours in economics at the North West University. She is passionate about representing South Africa at international level.

In her introduction video, Palesa has mentioned that she is very excited to be a part of Miss South Africa organization which has helped a lot of women to stay encouraged, empowered, and birthed philanthropists who are passionate about serving the community. She explains that the organization resonates with what she stands for; driven, selfless, and diverse. And with her own story she wants to help the people especially the young women of South Africa to feel empowered and encouraged.

She has spent lockdown conducting research for her dissertation, attending online classes, and completing assignments. She'd love to meet Siya Kholisi, is a sucker for lamb chops and mash and has crushes on Maps Maponyane and Michael B Jordan. She believes that there's power in allowing yourself to be known and heard. In owning your unique story. In using your authentic voice. And there's grace in being willing to know and hear others.



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After the announcement of Palesa’s entry in top 15, she took over her social media account to express her excitement by posting a gratitude picture, “I don’t think it has fully sunk in that I am in the Top 15. I have been working towards this dream for years and I am grateful that I get to be part of this strong group of women. The support I have received thus far has once again reinstated the fact that this journey is not only for me, but for every single person rooting for me. This is by far the most exciting time of my life.”

Palesa is beautiful, confident, and focused towards her goals and dreams and is very proud of her culture and traditions. She would be a potential delegate to represent South Africa at international stage as she is strong opinionated, and determined to win the title. She makes sure she works on her body every day along with working on on-stage walk and communication skills. She can be a strong contender for the title.