The Youth Voice

Meet the Queens

Miss Ximungwe Queen - Mmakwena Dimakatso Surprise Ramolobeng 

“I’m 19 years old and I feel blessed after winning the Miss Ximungwe Queen title. I didn’t only earn fame and popularity; I also became a public personality. The crown and title come with great responsibility. My first priority is to inspire the youth and make our society a better place to live in. I want to empower young girls and tell them that confidence is the key. We are all created unique. You don’t need to be accepted by others, you need to accept yourself. Keep going and pursue your dreams,” 

Miss Bushbuckridge (1st Princess) – Hazel Marcelle Monareng

“My name is Hazel Marcelle Monareng, I’m 19 years old. My journey in Miss Bushbuckridge Teen was not an easy one. At some point I lost hope and told myself that I won’t make it, until I got great motivation from my mother (Maria Mawele), my mentor (Portia Mhlanga).

Now I’m a young lady who is independent and ready to take over the world. I’m determined to serve my community and Bushbuckridge as a whole. My motto is; #Groom a black child. The youth are the future leaders of tomorrow, I’ll be a very proud princess if I can get them to be focused.

Special thanks to Pearl and Nelisiwe Ndlovu for grooming me to become what I am today. I also like to thank Bushbuckridge for this opportunity. I’m here for everyone out there who is in need of help on education or modelling. Thank you,” 

Miss Mamelodi Sundowns (Mpumalanga) 2017 - Kerileng Matshomane

“I feel blessed to have been given this opportunity and the platform to represent Bushbuckridge - Mpumalanga at large. The society was proud and that really inspired me to do more for my community. I love people and I will do whatever it takes to help where my help is needed,” 

Miss Hazyview 2018 - Ayanda Michelle Dlamini

“I was a very timid girl while growing up, but I knew that deep inside I’m lionhearted. Over the years I’ve broken out of my timid shell with the help of family and friends. They believed in me more than I believed in myself. I’m grateful to have such people in my life, that’s why today I’m Miss Hazyview 2018. They’ve pushed me from the auditions till the day of the finals. This platform will help me to leave a mark on the people, one person at a time, while putting Hazyview on the map.

I enjoy interacting with young people and hearing out their views. I want them to see their capabilities with a lot more positivity and hard work.

One of my projects is to collect as many sanitary towels for girls in matric who are in need. It will help them not to miss prelims or final exams, they can be able to focus on their studies and achieve their results. There’s a lot to be done but I’m confident that God will help me in all my plans,” 

Miss Ximungwe Teen 2007 - Tintswalo Dlamini

“I’m a 17 year old young lady from MP Stream. I’m a grade 11 learner at Orhovelani High School. Being crowned Miss Ximungwe Teen was the best thing that has ever happened to me. Being Miss Ximungwe Teen means giving back to the community, like donating food parcels and clothes to the needy. It also means that I have to be a role model to people around me. I’m your future Miss South Africa and Miss World. I thank God and my family for the support,” 

Miss Mkhuhlu Queen 2017/18 - Ripfumelo Nyathi

“I was born and raised in Mkhuhlu. Being Miss Mkhuhlu has made me a different queen with a different mind-set. This is an opportunity for me as a young woman to go after my dreams, while inspiring others to do the same. I’m already at work; I visited Akanani Home Based Care Centre in Calcutta trust – Mkhuhlu. I spent the day with the orphans, motivated them and made them to feel loved. I also distributed clothes. My “can do” spirit is something I would like to share with my village of Mkhuhlu and South Africa as a whole,” 

Miss Bushbuckridge (2nd Princess 2018/19) – Akani Mpangane

“I’m 19 years old, born and raised in Alexandria Trust and I matriculated in 20016. I’m truly willing to become the voice of advocacy to my community and the charity I represent. I join green projects, livelihood seminars, more charity missions and pageants, helps to develop my personality.

My community needs a point of reflection, as to the kind of person who can best represent it and I think I’m that particular person. I want to encourage the young ones to carry themselves well, in order to discover the passion that suits them best.

Miss Bushbuckridge wasn’t my first pageant competition, but taking the 2nd Princess crown was overwhelming, that’s a moment I’m holding forever. Thank you to everyone, including friends and family, who showed love and support. I’m humbled; if it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t have made it. I love you guys so much. I’ll always praise God, who is the real source of all beautiful things,

If you want to join a pageant course feel free to ask for any help, I’ll help where I can. Thank you!” 

Miss Sandriver 2017/18 – Nomcebo Siwela

“My name is Nomcebo Siwela from a small village called Sandriver Trust. I’m a very proud young black daughter to my community. My dreams aren’t to make myself happy, but to bring happiness towards my people. The youth face many difficulties and I aspire to bring change in their lives. I’m working with my (Miss Sandriver) Princesses to start a Non-Profit Organisation - NPO. We aim to provide sanitary towels, toiletries and so much more. Entering Miss Sandriver was about the community as a whole. We’ll be working very hard to reach people’s expectations,” 

Miss Remnant Ministries International 2018/19 - Mahlatse Segonyane

“I’m 20 years old and I reside in Saselani (Bushbuckridge). I’m a final year student at the University of South Africa. I do poetry, motivational speaking, pageant and fashion modelling.

I joined Mellow Revamp in 2018. The founder, Melody Dlamini, taught me so much. I travel to a lot of places serving my community. I have worked with great personalities like, Dr Malinga (musician), Youth Come Again show (SABC) and Bongane Tambo (founder of Tshwane Fashion Festival).

I was one of the models at the Bushbuckridge Fashion Experience hosted by Trendy Threads in 2016, finalist of Miss Tshwane Cultural 2018, one of the top 9 finalists for Dark and Lovely South Africa. I hosted fashion shows in Pretoria with Johnylydia Vintage clothing.


Recently I’ve started a programme called Keep a girl child at school. I saw the need to be a beacon of hope to the hopeless and a voice to the voiceless. I won’t change from serving people for as long as I live, that’s why I’m called thee Dynamite,”