23-year-old Tamaryn Green, who was recently crowned Miss South Africa at the country’s Capital city, Pretoria has pledged to contribute to the rebuilding of a better country.

Ms. Green, who is a medical student from Paarl has expressed a strong determination to make a difference during her reign.

“As Miss South Africa I will be in a strong position to assist with the reconstruction of a better South Africa,” she said.

“I have always been passionate about making a positive and progressive difference in the lives of others.”

Green spoke about how she grew up being exposed to “two very different worlds: That of the fortunate and less fortunate.”

“I want to assist in bringing those worlds together. I believe this can be done by providing equal education to all.”

She has also promised to be “a voice to those who cannot be heard, a servant and role model to South Africans and to the people of the world at large.”

Green, who received R3 million (US$237 000) in prizes, will represent South Africa on the global stage in this competition later this year.

She will receive nearly R600 000 in prizes.