2023 Titleholders

Mrs South Africa 2023

Mrs SA 2023 Titleholders

Mrs SA offers women a life-transformation journey, teaching women how to be the best version of themselves, how to be a voice of change and to show up as the strong, influential women they are.


1st Princess

Hlengiwe Sabela


Mrs SA 2023

Palesa Matjekane


2nd Princess

Lechar Knezovich

About the 2023 Mrs SA Winners:

Palesa Matjekane

Mrs South Africa 2023

I answer to the name Palesa Matjekane. My esteemed mother, Elisa, 35 years ago released me into the beautiful township called Sebokeng, located in Vaal Triangle, Gauteng. In 2007, I got married to my love in a human form, Phihlelo. We are blessed with adorable Kgosi Alexander and Kelebogile Gabrielle and established our home in Bryanston. I am founder and MD of both Formation Group (ITC) and Maison Lisa (Fashion). In my leisure time I participate in youth education (ITC) and women empowerment initiatives through Woman in Formation Africa Foundation which I am a founder and Chairman. I am God centred woman with strong family values and meaningful friendships which is the reason I enjoy hosting at home with exploratory delicious meals and soothing music.  As family we love exploring nature.

Hlengiwe Sabela

Mrs SA 1st Princess 2023

I am Hlengiwe Sabela. I am 39 years old and live in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. I am an entrepreneur, philanthropist, Programs Director, and founder of Hlengiwe Sabela Foundation. I hold a Diploma in Retail Business Management Cum Laude and an Advance Diploma in Packaging. I am a Retail and Packaging Specialist. I have one child who is 19 years old, doing his first year in Varsity. I have three step kids, with my spouse Graham Sabela, to whom I have been married for eighteen months. In my spare time, I like to run, gym cook and spending time with my mother.

Lechar Knezovich

Mrs SA 2nd Princess 2023
I am Léchar Knezovich. I am 32 years old. I’ve lived in four cities but have settled in my hometown Midrand, Johannesburg. I live with my amazing, supportive husband Glen and cute little sausage dog Tyson. My husband and I have been married for a year but have been together for six wonderful years. I am a Property Manager and entrepreneur with a dream to help women through my supportive bra business called Perfect Fit. I am the founder of an NGO The Perfect Fit Foundation where together with Helen Joseph Hospital we restore cancer survivor’s confidence through reconstructive surgery. I have my Master’s in Human Resource Management and I’m currently studying towards another degree in Marketing. In my spare time, I like to go on any spontaneous adventure with my family, walks with Tyson, gym and teach mindfulness meditation classes. I believe in giving back and living life to the fullest.

2022 Crowning

The 2022 Crowning was featured on The Insider, SABC 3 on Monday 28th November 2022.

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