“For a girl from Gabaza to be seen, embraced and chosen to represent her country is a ground-breaking moment”
Limpopo’s very own, Ndavi Nokeri has been crowned Miss SA 2022. The beauty with brains to match has just made Limpopo beam with pride following in the footsteps of 2020 winner Shudufhadzo Musida.
Ndavi Nokeri has a BCom Investment Management degree from the University of Pretoria and is currently working for an asset management firm in Cape Town.
The 23-year-old from Tzaneen was the fan-favourite as she cracked the top five, being the only contestant voted by the public into the coveted spot.
She takes over from now Miss Supranatural Lalela Mswane.
Her runner-up was Ayanda Thabethe from Pieter Maritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.
During the question and answer session, when asked what the most important thing is to keep the unity of our nation, the Limpopo’s finest said history is the greatest teacher.
“To know where you are going, you need to know where you come from. Being a nation that comes from a history of a past of racial segregation, we know that when we were divided, we were at our weakest. So as Miss South Africa I would implore us to stand together and embrace every single culture, gender, race and sexuality because in our diversity we are strong.”
Along with the R1 million cash that will be paid into her account, the new Miss SA will also get the keys to a serviced apartment at the prestigious Ellipse Waterfall — developed by Tricold and Attacq for the duration of her reign. The apartment, located in the heart of Waterfall City, comes fully furnished by Superbalist, with homeware from Woolworths, and blinds by Galaxy Blinds.
Miss SA 2022 will also get to drive a Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan for her year-long reign.
Radio and TV personality Anele Mdoda did a stellar job as the host of the pageant. The Miss South Africa 2022 glittering finale was held on last night at the Sun Arena in Times Square, Pretoria.
The judges included former South African Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela; reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandu of India; former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi; former Miss World Rolene Strauss; award-winning investigative journalist Devi Sankaree Govender; Miss South Africa 1990 Suzette van der Merwe and actor, businesswoman, radio presenter, and TV personality Thando Thabethe
Performers for the night included Makhadzi, Rouge, Heavy K, Boity Thulo, Elaine, and Lloyiso.
Congratulations to our new Queen!
By Sinenzolo Mondi – Nduku