Rudzani Queen Bright from Vleifontein clinched three titles and one trophy at the Miss Cultural Queen Africa 2023 crowning ceremony in Nigeria earlier this month. Photo: @isaniphotography.

Rudzani shines as Miss Cultural Queen Africa


Rudzani Queen Bright, who hails from Vleifontein, excelled at the crowning ceremony of the Miss Cultural Queen Africa 2023 pageant, winning the Miss Intellectual, Boss Walk Challenge, and Best in Swimsuit categories. The event took place at the Camp David Event Centre in Port Harcourt City, Nigeria, on 1 October.

Amidst fierce competition from contestants representing 53 African countries, including Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Zambia, and Ghana, Rudzani’s star soared to new heights. She said that being awarded these titles meant a lot to her as it showed that her potential was being recognised.

“The competition brings African people from different countries together, helping them learn about each other’s cultures and understand how each other’s traditions work. I am very happy and proud that my first priority was to travel and represent my beautiful rainbow nation, South Africa. It was an honour to have been trusted with such an important task, and I am glad that I represented myself and my people very well,” she said.

The third-year BCom accounting student at Univen shared some insight into the preparation and hard work that went into her performance and participation in the event. “My preparations for the competition began back in May, and I was committed to maintaining the high standards set by previous South African beauty queens. I aspire to be a top model who makes significant strides not only in beauty contests but also on the fashion runway,” she said.

She is determined to use her titles to educate African people about the importance of unity, regardless of their place of origin, and to foster the spirit of ubuntu.



Date:21 October 2023

By: Thembi Siaga

Thembi Siaga started as an intern during 2021. He assisted with video photography and editing. He also produced numerous small documentaries, focusing on the Vhembe region and its people. Currently he works as a freelance journalist, covering stories in the Elim area.

Thembi studied at the Tshwane University of Technology, where he completed his diploma in Journalism in 2021.

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