This year’s Top 10 Miss South Africa 2022 finalists were revealed at an intimate event at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton.
- The winner of the People’s Vote is Limpopo’s Ndavi Nokeri who works in asset management.
- The Miss South Africa pageant 2022 winner set to be crowned at Sun International’s flagship venue, the SunBet Arena at Time Square, Pretoria.
- It promises to be a spectacular finale and will fittingly take place during Women’s Month, on August 13.
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The contestants represent five provinces – Gauteng has four (two from Tshwane and one each from Soweto and Crown Gardens), KZN and Western Province each have two with Limpopo and North West with one finalist each. They are an impressive group and include a candidate attorney; students studying law, performing arts and dietetics; a psychology honours graduate; entrepreneurs and small business owners and models.
Anarzade Omar (23) is from Crown Gardens, Johannesburg. She has a BA in Strategic Communication in Marketing from the University of Johannesburg and works as a social media manager at a digital marketing agency. She also runs a small online sushi business which she launched during the COVID-19 lockdown. Omar made it to the Top 35 in 2019 and the Top 30 the following year and was determined this year to make it third time lucky.
Ayanda Thabethe (22) is from Maritzburg. She is currently pursuing a degree in dietetics and human nutrition. Thabethe is delighted that both the KZN Top 10 finalists come from Maritzburg.
Itumeleng Parage (22) comes from Central Western Jabavu in Soweto, and is a Bachelor of Law student with a Bachelor of Arts (law major) degree from the University of Witwatersrand. Parage is delighted to be representing Soweto.
Keaoleboga Nkashe (26) is from Itsoseng, in the Ngaka Modiri Molema district in the North West province and is a post-graduate student, freelance model and kindergarten teacher. Nkashe relinquished a teaching job in China to return to South Africa when she was named in the Top 30.
Lebogang Mahlangu (26) is from Soshanguve in Tshwane, and works for a multinational FMCG company as a procurement specialist. She has a BSc Food Science degree from Stellenbosch University. Mahlangu is the contestant who best understands the pressure of making Top 10 having been in the same position in 2020.
Luvé Meyer (25) comes from Brackenfell in Cape Town. She has a Bachelor of Health Science and Social Services degree and an honours degree in psychology from the University of South Africa and is a full-time model and small business co-owner. Meyer made it to the Top 35 in 2020.
Luyanda Zuma (20) is from Maritzburg and is an international model, entrepreneur and a final year Bachelor of Live Performance student at AFDA.
Ndavi Nokeri (23) comes from Tzaneen. She has a BCom Investment Management degree from the University of Pretoria and is currently working for an asset management firm. Nokeri was overwhelmed to be voted the People’s Choice.
Pearl Ntshehi (25) was born and raised in Mamelodi but currently lives in Centurion in Tshwane. She is a candidate attorney and has BCom Law, BCom Honours and LLB degrees. Ntshehi explains that she made Top 30 last year and is ecstatic to make Top 10 this time around.
Tamsyn Jack (25), from Somerset West, is an entrepreneur working with some of South Africa’s leading start-ups and small businesses. She graduated with a Food Science Degree from the University of Stellenbosch.
As in previous years, the Miss South Africa pageant will be broadcast live on DStv’s M-Net and Mzansi Magic and streamed for an international audience on the Miss South Africa app.
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