You NEED to read about Zozibini Tunzi’s powerful and touching #TakeUpSpace t-shirt

Long live our queen Zozibini!


If you are unaware of who Zozibini Tunzi is, guuuuuurl, I suggest you learn. And, learn FAST. This local beauty was crowned Miss Universe in 2019, and everyone who is anyone celebrated her deserving win. She is the third woman from South Africa to win the title, and we couldn’t be prouder.

Zozibini changed lives on the night of her win. She took the Miss Universe stage with her gorgeous natural hair, and oozed confidence and grace. In Zozi’s speech, she addressed so many issues that women face, especially in South Africa. Her words were strong and incredibly powerful. As a result, she was able to ignite inspiration and new-found self-assurance within so many South African women.

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Thank you Cape Town. Till next time!🖤

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One of Zozi’s quotes that will remain ingrained in our hearts for the rest of eternity is, ‘take up space’. This quote has inspired and influenced young entrepreneur Bangilizwe ‘Bangi’ Msikinya to start a campaign with the aim of transporting 50 young local women from Bloemfontein to OR Tambo Airport to see our reigning queen Zozi. All that needed to fall in place was sponsorships, and the nomination of women who were a perfect fit for the journey, on social media.

As a surprise gift for the amazing ladies, graphic tees were created with Zozibini on the front along with a hashtag of her famous quote ‘#TakeUpSpace’. The group of women in these stunning t-shirts definitely caught the eye of Zozibini, and she even wore one HERSELF during her homecoming tour. How incredible?

Seeing as though these tees have become such a hit – rightfully so – Msikinya has decided to sell them. All the proceeds go towards the 50 young local women of the #TakeUpSpace campaign. In that case, sign me up for one!

Shop your #TakeUpSpace tee now:



R250Take Up Space SA

#TakeUpSpace graphic t-shirt with Zozibini Tunzi


We are so incredibly proud of our gal Zozi, and the amazing message she sends to all women of South Africa, and around the world. Our Miss Universe is a true inspiration, and campaigns such as Bangilizwe Msikinya’s truly encapsulate what can happen when women stand together.

Feature Image: @zozitunzi

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