Miss South Africa introduces a new ‘Mowana’ crown

08 Aug 2023 | Priya Bhardwaj



Miss South Africa organization, through their official social media, announced the introduction of the new ‘Mowana’ crown at the crown reveal ceremony held on Monday, 6th August 2023 in Johannesburg.

The exquisite new crown is inspired by the "Tree of Life" known as the baobab trees and sponsored by Ursula Pule, creative director of Nungu Diamonds. The 2023 batch’s delegates along with Miss Universe 2022 Rbonney Gabriel were present at the event.



The winner of Miss South Africa will become a role model for young people and as a South African ambassador, she will be carrying the weight of our heritage and of one of the most recognisable symbols of our country a tree that signifies life.

Ursula Pule, creative director and co-founder of Nungu Diamonds, also quoted, “My inspiration came from a safari we took in Musina in 2019; from the magnificent baobab tree, also known as the Tree of Life. The baobab is revered just as women, who are cherished as sources of life and positivity, are. Both are symbols of strength and resilience. The African sunrise was used as a metaphor to symbolise the rise of Miss South Africa at the start of her reign, signifying the beginning of her new life as our queen.”



The finale of Miss South Africa 2023 is scheduled to be held on 13th August 2023 at SunBet Arena, Time Square, Pretoria where Ndavi Nokeri will crown her successor at the end of the event finale. The winner will go on to represent South Africa at Miss Universe 2023 and/or Miss Supranational 2024.