The new Spring Queen Lusanda Ntintili is flanked by First Princess Nosiphiwo Nogwanya, left, and Second Princess Rachmat Daniels. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
The new Spring Queen Lusanda Ntintili is flanked by First Princess Nosiphiwo Nogwanya, left, and Second Princess Rachmat Daniels. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
Contestants vying for the prestigious crown. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
Contestants vying for the prestigious crown. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
Keesha Johnson from Keedo International was crowned Miss Junior Spring Queen. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
Keesha Johnson from Keedo International was crowned Miss Junior Spring Queen. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
Some of the junior contestants parading on stage. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
Some of the junior contestants parading on stage. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
Galiema Solomons was the winner of the Talent Shpw. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
Galiema Solomons was the winner of the Talent Shpw. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
Aiden Thomas and Julian Naidoo were hosts at the event. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
Aiden Thomas and Julian Naidoo were hosts at the event. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
Shakier Engelbrecht, 11. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
Shakier Engelbrecht, 11. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
Audience members cheering in Athlone Stadium stands. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA
Audience members cheering in Athlone Stadium stands. Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA

Cape Town - Take a bow to the newest queen of Cape Town.

The 44th Annual Sactwu Spring Queen took place at Athlone Stadium on Saturday and the Cape Spy Team was there for all the action.

In addition, Sactwu also held its second annual Junior Spring Queen pageant, as well as Sactwu’s Own Talent competition.

Factory workers from 47 companies came out in their numbers to support their favourites.

MiCasa had the crowd on their feet before the pageantry started, and, the competition was fierce as the 47 Spring Queens hopefuls, 11 Junior Spring Queen contestants and six Sactwu’s Own Talent participants vied for the titles.

The stands were buzzing with excitement, and people sang songs of support for their favourites.

The talent show was won by Galiema Solomons, 29, of International Trimmings & Labels.

The single mom of two from Manenberg said the opportunity came at a good time.

“I am honoured, this has been an amazing experience. Winning this competition is perfect timing for me because it could open great doors for me musically,” she said.

The Junior Spring Queen title went to Keesha Johnson from Keedo International.

Miss Spring Queen Lusanda Ntintili Picture: Jack Lestrade/ANA

And your new Spring Queen is the beautiful Lusanda Ntintili from TCIA.

Dressed in a breathtaking beige and nude ball gown, Lusanda was stunned when she was announced as the winner.

She was a clear favourite and the crowd roared their approval as she did her victory walk.

Lusanda tells the Daily Voice: “I’m a merchandiser and training co-ordinator, I will honour my title by giving back to my community. I would like to be involved in campaigns and the community.”

Lusanda’s runners-up were Nosiphiwo Nogwanya from VG Atelier, who was first princess, and Rachmat Daniels from Levi Strauss was second runner-up.