The 43rd Annual SACTWU Spring Queen took place at Athlone Stadium on Saturday and factory workers stieked uit in full force, clad in T-shirts and caps, along with a whistle and banner, representing their factories.
A total of 58 queens competed for the Western Cape’s ultimate pageant title.
In the end, there could only be one, and Yolandri August from Prestige Clothing in Caledon took first place, uitgevat in a majestic maroon mermaid-style gown.
Yolandri looked overwhelmed and her eyes welled with tears when she heard her lucky number 29 being called out as the winner.
Second princess was Tarryn Jooste from K-Way, who looked stunning in a silver lace gown.
The first princess was Chancia Bailey from Reliance Clothing, who set tongues wagging in her nude figure-hugging gown with lace and diamante detail.
The Best Dressed contestant was Colleen October from Keedo.
The Junior Spring Queen was pretty in white Tharwa Fortune representing Performance Brands.
SACTWU General Secretary André Kriel says the event was a success.
“Over 6500 people attended the event, mostly SACTWU members from local factories. It shows the passionate support with which workers embrace the union’s local procurement promotion campaign,” he says.
The Rockets and Lady Zamar provided entertainment, while the SACTWU Own Talent Search was won by Jucyn Mentoor aka Jucy, a rapper from Mitchells Plain.