Tamelyn Geneview Bock from Springbok in the Northern Cape was crowned the winner of the first Miss Wheelchair SA, held at the Artscape last Thursday, December 2.
Nokuthula Yonke from Rondebosch East won the title of first princess, and Maureen Galaletsang Mokgele from Taun in North West was crowned second princess.
Miss Bock will represent South Africa at Miss Wheelchair World in Mexico in October 2022.
She also won a new wheelchair from CE Mobility worth R45 000, a cushion worth R11 000 from Solutions Medical, a tablet and smartphone from Vodacom and life coaching lessons from Professional & Personal Institute of Excellence.
The pageant was aimed at promoting the theme Beauty without Barriers and is run in partnership with the NPO Universal Accessibility Hub.
The founding member of the Universal Accessibility Hub, Shama Naidoo, thanked everyone who came on board in the shared vision that beauty has no limits.
“Miss Wheelchair SA was no ordinary event, it represented inclusion of all abilities from the MCs, performers and judges. Artscape theatre played an important role in showcasing accessibility by hosting the crowning of Miss Wheelchair South Africa.
“We look forward and invite new partnerships to showcase inclusion and become a part of the journey in the preparation for Miss Wheelchair 2022.”