19 December 2014
A new South African hero was born as Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World on Sunday, 14 December 2014 in London.
The 22-year-old beat 120 international contestants each deemed not only the most beautiful in their home countries, but a shining example of what it meant to be a modern woman.
Strauss will be arriving back home from London at 10am on Saturday, 20 December, at OR Tambo International Airport. Her triumph, as with many other proudly South African moments, is a critical element of our nation-building and social cohesion objectives.
Strauss is the first Miss World to come out of South Africa since 1974, and the very first in the democratic dispensation and indeed she deserves a rousing welcome from all South Africans.
Sun International and Cell C, in partnership with the Department of Sports and Recreation, Lead SA, Brand South Africa and OR Tambo airport invite the public to be a part of this historical moment, and calls on everyone to ensure a deserved hero’s welcome for Strauss.
Bring posters, banners, South African flags and vuvuzelas to give her a proudly South African welcome at OR Tambo International Airport, International Arrivals terminal.
The Gautrain is giving away 100 return tickets to the airport for 100 lucky winners to get to the welcome. Follow @lead_sa on Twitter for details on how to win.