Who is Ndavi Nokeri? 5 things to know about Miss SA 2022


The Miss SA pageant got here to a climax this Saturday with their highly-anticipated finale occasion.

Former Miss SA Lalela Mswane topped her successor at a star-studded ceremony at Sun International’s SunGuess Arena at Time Square in Pretoria.

The competitors was stiff amongst the highest 10 women – together with Anarzade Omar, Ayanda Thabethe, Itumeleng Parage, Keaoleboga Nkashe, Lebogang Mahlangu, Luvé Meyer, Luyanda Zuma, Ndavi Nokeri, Pearl Ntshehi, and Tasmyn Jack – and after nailbiting questions, swimsuit, and eveningwear rounds – the Top 5, Top 3, and Top 2 have been introduced earlier than the winner was given her title.

Ultimately, it was Limpopo-born Ndavi Nokeri who received the individuals’s vote and took house the crown.

Here are 5 things to know about the newly-crowned Miss South Africa:

She hails from Limpopo

Ndavi hails proudly from Tzaneen, Limpopo. During the pageant, she expressed how the small city has been a serious pillar of help throughout her Miss SA journey. (*5*) Nokeri stated after making the highest 10 finalists.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce diploma

The 23-year-old graduated from the University of Pretoria with a level in BCom Investment Management. Prior to embarking on the Miss SA pageant, she held a job at an asset administration agency.

She was topped Miss Jozi 2019

Ndavi is no stranger to the pageant stage. In 2019, at simply 20 years outdated, she received the Miss Jozi title. She took half within the competitors while finding out on the University of Pretoria.

She took two years to put together for Miss SA

Ndavi didn’t take the Miss SA pageant frivolously. In truth, she took two years to make investments and construct on herself earlier than she felt prepared to compete for the crown.

“”For me, it was a matter of being worthy for the platform and being here because I understand it is a big platform and sitting here you really have to use your voice to either represent or to change mindsets or to educate. So, for me, it was really important to first invest in myself and that’s why I believe I needed that time and sitting here I do feel that I’m worthy as Harnaaz [Sandhu] said, all the other women were worthy because we all are so passionate about the causes that we stand for,” she explained.

She will advocate for education equity

Through her reign, Ndavi will advocate for education equity for all children and students in South Africa. She revealed that her failure in certain aspects at school is what helped her Grow and fuelled her ambition.

“Growing up, I struggled with mathematics in school. With every bad result I received, I started believing and accepting that it was something that I just couldn’t do until I decided to approach it with a different attitude,” she stated.

“I decided that I am the author of my own story and so I redefined myself as a woman who is capable of doing all things she sets her mind to with excellence. This is the attitude that I carry with me into every journey and it has shaped the person I am proud to be today,” she continued.

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