AS IT HAPPENED | Miss South Africa 2022 pageant

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Update: 20:55

Miss South Africa 2022 is Ndavi Nokeri.

The 23-year-old is from Tzaneen in Limpopo, has a BCom Investment Management degree from the University of Pretoria and is currently working for an asset management firm.

"Having the support of my province and its people means so much to me. They are the shoulders I am standing on today. I know that I have to show up 100 percent every time. I am proof that even someone from a small village and humble beginnings can achieve their ambitions and show that their dreams are valid," Nokeri said after making the top 10 finalists.

Ndavi Nokeri
Miss South Africa 2022, Ndavi Nokeri. (Photo: Yolanda van der Stoep)
Ndavi Nokeri
Ndavi Nokeri

Update: 20:40

Miss South Africa top 2:

  • Ndavi Nokeri 
  • Ayanda Thabethe 

Update: 20:20

Miss South Africa 2022 top 3:

  • Ndavi Nokeri 
  • Lebogang Mahlangu
  • Ayanda Thabethe  

Update: 19:45

Miss South Africa 2022 top 5:

  • Luvé Meyer
  • Ayanda Thabethe
  • Lebogang Mahlangu
  • Tamsyn Jack
  • Ndavi Nokeri 

Update: 19:15

The top 10 finalists stun in their Thabooty's sponsored swimsuits.

The Miss South Africa 2022 finale is officially under way.

Tune in to watch reigning Miss South Africa 2021 and Miss Supranational 2022, Lalela Mswane, crown her successor during the live event at Sun International's SunBet Arena at Time Square, on M-Net (DStv 101) and the Miss SA app. 

READ MORE | When and where to watch the Miss SA 2022 finale

Saturday's pageant, which promises to be a "dazzling and entertainment-packed" show, kicked off with a glitzy red-carpet opening.

South Africa's finest walked the red carpet, including the all-female judging panel in the pageant.

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 will decide who this year's pageant queen will be.

Also posing on the red carpet was Miss SA afterparty host and pageant sponsor Bonang Matheba; performers Nadia Nakai and Boity Thulo, Miss Supranational 2022 Lalela Mswane and Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu.


Stay tuned to Channel24 for live updates on the Miss South Africa 2022 finale.

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