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Ndavi Nokeri crowned Miss SA. Images: Supplied.

Miss SA 2022: Ndavi Nokeri shares her acceptance speech

Newly crowned Miss South Africa Ndavi Nokeri shared her acceptance speeach which includes her plans for her reign as the new Miss SA.

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Ndavi Nokeri crowned Miss SA. Images: Supplied.

Limpopo’s Ndavi Nokeri was crowned Miss South Africa 2022 at the finale of the pageant on Saturday 13 August held at the SunBet Arena at Time Square, Pretoria. The beauty queen has shared her acceptance speech which reflects on her background and plans for her reign as Miss SA. 


Ndavi Nokeri is the second beauty queen to be crowned Miss SA from Limpopo in the last two years. She follows in the footsteps of Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida. The new Miss SA has shared her acceptance speech.

“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,” she said.

“I would like to glorify my heavenly Father for making this dream come true. God has carried me and prepared me for such a time through every season of my life, and it is through His faithfulness that I am here. With every step that I took, I had peace in knowing that He was there with me and I know that He will continue to guide me to touch as many lives as possible in this new chapter,” she continued.

Ndavi Nokeri was crowned Miss SA 2022. Images: Supplied.

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The University of Pretoria graduate thanked the Miss SA Organisation for creating a platform for young women.

“A big thank you to the Miss SA Organisation for this incredible platform that you’ve created for us young women to grow, lead and fully face our power. There is no other space that embraces the power of women in all their diversity and that also empowers them to give back tenfold. I am honoured to continue to do what I love in partnership with the organisation, which is to serve my country,” she said.

She also reflected from her background, coming from Gabaza. So, she emphasised that dreams are valid regardless of where we come from.

“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. I am grateful for the women who have gone before me who broke the glass ceilings so I could stand here today empowered, fulfilled and ready to proudly raise the South African flag up high everywhere I go and to shine the light of hope to all South Africans,” she continued.


The 23-year-old stated that she understands the importance of representation and she will represent Mzansi with all its diversity.

“As your Miss SA, I understand the importance of representation, because it is through seeing other women look beyond their fears and their circumstances, that I gained the courage to rise to the call. I will represent SA, in all its diversity, resilience and beauty. It really does take a village, and I am so grateful that my village showed up for me. It is now for me to work and ensure that every success of mine overflows into my country,” she said.

Ndavi also touched on how she plans to advocate for education equity through her reign.

“I plan to meaningfully contribute to levelling the ground for all South Africans, by increasing the accessibility to information for those in underdeveloped schools,” she said. 

She aims to ensure that these learners are provided with the necessary resources that they need to be well prepared to seize their futures. Ndavi also wants to  raise awareness on some of the issues that all learners are faced with in the transition to a tertiary institution. 

“It is our collective responsibility to create a conducive environment for our youth to cultivate their God-given talents, skills and intelligence. Talent uncultivated is talent lost, and that is a loss that we no longer can afford as a nation,” she continued.

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