All about Miss South Africa 2022 Ndavi Nokeri

06 Feb 2023 | Priya Bhardwaj

Miss South Africa 2022, the 6th edition of the national pageant, was held on 13th August 2022 at Time Square's SunBet Arena in Pretoria where Ndavi Nokeri was crowned as the new queen. She succeeds her predecessor Lalela Mswane who was recently crowned Miss Supranational 2022.

Ndavi is a 23-year-old beauty queen from Tzaneen. The fan favourite had earlier won the People's Choice Award. She comes from a devoutly Christian family and received her upbringing in one. Both of her parents hold the position of pastor. She is the family’s youngest child and is also fluent in Xitsonga and Sepedi in addition to English and Afrikaans. In 2021, earned her bachelor’s degree in investment management.


Ndavi Nokeri Miss South Africa


Ndavi gave an outstanding performance at the national competition being a fan-favourite since the beginning. During the final Q/A session, when asked what the most important thing is to keep the unity of our nation, she 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”, she quoted.


Miss South Africa Ndavi Nokeri


After winning the Miss South Africa 2022 crown, Ndavi could not hold her excitement as she quoted, “I am Miss SA 2022. I have uttered these words more than a thousand times before, but to be able to say it today and it actually being my reality is so humbling. Look at God.” Ndavi also thanked her parents, family and friends for rallying behind her as she chased this dream. “For a girl from Gabaza to be seen, embraced and chosen to represent her country is a groundbreaking moment. A moment that reaffirms that our dreams are valid, regardless of where we come from," she concluded.