The City of Cape Town on Sunday congratulated Shudufhadzo Musida on being crowned the Miss South Africa 2020.

Musida was crowned at the grand finale held at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town on Saturday night and would be South Africa’s representative at the Miss Universe pageant.

“The city would also like to salute Thato Mosehle and Natasha Joubert who came out as first and second runner up. The pair will represent the country in the Miss World and Miss Supranational competitions respectively,” mayor Dan Plato said in a statement.

This was the first time in the competition’s 62-year history that Miss South Africa was crowned in Cape Town.

“Cape Town is proud to have successfully hosted the event during these difficult times, ensuring safety of all those involved by deploying the necessary health protocols aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19.

“Hosting events of an international stature is key to ensuring the recovery of our economy and a much-needed boost for our tourism industry which has taken a knock as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic hard lockdown,” Plato said.

The city was committed to continue providing support to event organisers who host their gatherings in Cape Town to inspire economic growth, he said.