KGOTHATSO Selala pipped dozens of hopefuls to win the prestigous Miss Tubatse in Burgersfort, Limpopo, at the weekend.
Renalda Phala and Koketso Malapane were crowned as First and Second Princess respectively.
The function, which showcased beauty and other hidden talents in the mining town, was hosted by the Greater Tubatse/Fetakgomo Municipality in the economically booming town bordering Mpumalanga.
The area may be described as remote but the event at Sehlaku Hall has proved that it’s rich in variety of talents.
Several individuals and groups also showcased their abilities in singing gospel, hip-hop, reggae, and also in poetry and visual arts.
It was against this background that the municipality’s Hendricks Coetzee encouraged youth to continue to nurture their own talents.
“We are here to unearth hidden talents. We must unearth those talents that are hidden in houses. We don’t want those talents to go to waste. The youth have to showcase their talents and be featured in newspapers and television,” Coetzee said.
Mayor Maudu Phokane remained proud of the abundance of talent in the area which the entity was helping to nurture.
“It is our responsibility to ensure that we provide the youth with resources to nurture their talents. People often indicate that we are we are a municipality with many mines and potential for growth, and therefore we should provide the youth with necessary skills and jobs. “We are here today to ensure that all hidden talents are exposed. I am here to witness the beauty pageant and talents that have been discovered by our institution. “The youth must direct the municipality on how to do things. They need to feel that they are important,” Phokoane said.