Miss South Africa

Genres: Award Shows, Specials, Variety
Broadcast on: SABC2, SABC3, M-Net, Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, M-Net City



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Season 65

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Mzansi Magic 13 Aug 2022 13 Aug 2022 Saturday, 18h30 - 20h30 1
M-Net 13 Aug 2022 13 Aug 2022 Saturday, 18h30 - 20h30 1

Season 65

After taking place in Cape Town for the past two years, Miss South Africa returns to Gauteng this year with the 2022 winner set to be crowned at the SunBet Arena at Time Square, Pretoria.

Miss South Africa 2022 will take home a package of prizes and sponsorships worth more than R3-million.

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will join reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu of India on this year's Miss South Africa judging panel.

The all-female judging line-up includes former Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi (2019) and Miss World Rolene Strauss (2014); as well as journalist Devi Sankaree Govender, businesswoman and Miss South Africa 1990 Suzette van der Merwe; and actor and TV personality Thando Thabethe.

The Top 10 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 include a candidate attorney; students studying law, performing arts and dietetics; a psychology honours graduate; entrepreneurs and small business owners and models.

The winner of the People's Vote was Limpopo's Ndavi Nokeri, who works in asset management.

This year's Top 10 judges were radio presenter and personality and Miss South Africa 2015 Liesl Laurie, body positive activist Tracey-Lee Lusty Horwitz, Dentsu CEO Koo Govender, fashion designer Khosi Nkosi, True Love Editor-in-Chief, Makhosazana Zwane-Siguqa, actor Simoné Nortmann and actor and TV personality Thando Thabethe.

The Top 10 competing for the crown are:

Anarzade Omar (23)

Anarzade Omar

Anarzade is from Crown Gardens, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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.

Anarzade made it to the Top 35 in 2019 and the Top 30 the following year and was determined this year to go further.

Ayanda Thabethe (22)

Ayanda Thabethe

Ayanda is from Maritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.

She is currently pursuing a degree in dietetics and human nutrition.

Ayanda is delighted that both the KZN Top 10 finalists come from Maritzburg.

Itumeleng Parage (22)

Itumeleng Parage

Itumeleng comes from Central Western Jabavu in Soweto, Gauteng, and is a Bachelor of Law student with a Bachelor of Arts (law major) degree from the University of Witwatersrand.

She is delighted to be representing Soweto.

Keaoleboga Nkashe (26)

Keaoleboga Nkashe

Keaoleboga 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.

She relinquished a teaching job in China to return to South Africa when she was named in the Top 30.

Lebogang Mahlangu (26)

Lebogang Mahlangu

Lebogang is from Soshanguve in Tshwane, Gauteng, and works for a multinational FMCG company as a procurement specialist.

She has a BSc Food Science degree from Stellenbosch University.

Lebogang is the contestant who best understands the pressure of making Top 10, having been in the same position in 2020.

Luvé Meyer (25)

Luvé Meyer

Luvé comes from Brackenfell in Cape Town in the Western Cape.

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.

She made it to the Top 35 in 2020.

Luyanda Zuma (20)

Luyanda Zuma

Luyanda is from Maritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.

She is an international model, entrepreneur and a final year Bachelor of Live Performance student at AFDA.

Ndavi Nokeri (23)

Ndavi Nokeri

Ndavi comes from Tzaneen in Limpopo.

She has a BCom Investment Management degree from the University of Pretoria and is currently working for an asset management firm.

Ndavi was overwhelmed to be voted the People's Choice.

Pearl Ntshehi (25)

Pearl Ntshehi

Pearl was born and raised in Mamelodi but currently lives in Centurion in Tshwane, Gauteng.

She is a candidate attorney and has BCom Law, BCom Honours and LLB degrees.

She made the Top 30 last year and is ecstatic to make Top 10 this time around.

Tamsyn Jack (25)

Tamsyn Jack

Tamsyn, from Somerset West in the Western Cape, 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.

Miss South Africa is presented by Weil Entertainment in association with M-Net, Mzansi Magic and Sun International and Brand South Africa.

Season 65 Cast

Host - Herself

Judge - Herself

Judge - Herself

Judge - Herself

Performer - Herself (as Boity)


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