Ndavi Nokeri from Limpopo was crowned Miss South Africa 2022 at the pageant final on Saturday 13 August held at the SunBet Arena in Time Square, Pretoria. The beauty queen shared her welcome speech, which talks about her background and plans for her reign as Miss SA.
NDAVI NOKERI SHARES HIS KEYNOTE SPEECH
Ndavi Nokeri is the second beauty queen to win the Miss SA title from Limpopo in the last two years. She follows in the footsteps of Miss South Africa 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida. The new Miss SA shared her speech.
“I’m Miss SA 2022. I’ve said these words over a thousand times before, but to be able to say it today, and it’s actually my reality, is very humbling. Look at God, she said.
“I would like to praise my Heavenly Father for making this dream come true. God has carried me and prepared me for such a time through every period of my life, and it is because of His faithfulness that I am here. With every step I took, I felt peace knowing He was there for me and I know He will continue to guide me to touch as many lives as possible in this new chapter,” she continued.
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A BEAUTY QUEEN LOOKS AT HER BACKGROUND
The University of Pretoria graduate thanked the Miss SA organization for creating a platform for young women.
“Thank you so much Miss SA for this incredible platform you have created for us young women to grow, lead and face our full potential. There is no other space that embraces the power of women in all their diversity and also empowers them to give back tenfold. It is an honor to continue doing what I love in partnership with an organization that is meant to serve my country,” she said.
She also fought back from her origins, originally from Gabaza. So she emphasized that dreams are real no matter 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 do come true, no matter where we come from. I am grateful to the women who have gone before me, who have broken glass ceilings so that I can stand here today, empowered, fulfilled and ready to proudly fly the South African flag wherever I go and shine a light of hope to all South Africans,” she continued .
NDAVI ON REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE AND ITS EDUCATIONAL CAVITY
The 23-year-old said she understands the importance of representation and will represent Mzansi in all its diversity.
“As your Miss SA, I understand the importance of representation because seeing other women look beyond their fears and circumstances gave me the courage to take on the challenge. 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 came through for me. Now I need to work and make sure that my every success flows to my country,” she said.
Ndavi also touched on how she plans to advocate for educational equity during her reign.
“I plan to make a significant contribution to leveling the playing field for all South Africans by increasing access to information for those in disadvantaged schools,” she said.
She is committed to ensuring that these learners are provided with the necessary resources they need to be well prepared to seize their future. Ndavi also wants to raise awareness of some of the challenges that all students face when transitioning to higher education.
“It is our collective responsibility to create an enabling environment for our youth to develop their God-given talents, skills and intelligence. Uncultivated talent is wasted talent, and it is a loss we as a nation can no longer afford,” she continued.
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