They are Anarzade Omar, Ayanda Thabethe, Itumeleng Parage, Keaoleboga Nkashe, Lebogang Mahlangu, Luvé Meyer, Luyanda Zuma, Ndavi Nokeri, Pearl Ntshehi and Tamsyn Jack.
The Miss SA pageant is back in Gauteng, and on Saturday, August 13, the winner for 2022 is scheduled to be announced during Women’s Month. These contenders, according to News24, come from five different provinces: Gauteng has four, two from Tshwane, one each from Soweto and Crown Gardens, two each from KZN and Western Province, and one each from Limpopo and North West.
They do make up an outstanding bunch, though, and include a prospective lawyer, students majoring in law, performing arts, and dietetics, a recent honors graduate in psychology, entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and models. Your top 10 finalists are listed here;
Anarzade Omar (23) 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.
Ayanda Thabethe (22) is from Maritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal and is currently pursuing a degree in dietetics and human nutrition. The 22-year-old says she only ever watches three television channels and sometimes pretends she has her own cooking show when she’s whipping something up in the kitchen.
Itumeleng Parage (22) 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. Parage is delighted to be representing Soweto.
Tamsyn Jack (25) is an entrepreneur from Somerset West, Western Cape who works with some of Mzansi’s leading start-ups and small businesses. The University of Stellenbosch graduate describes herself as compassionate, brave and inquisitive.
Lebogang Mahlangu (26) 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. Mahlangu is the contestant who best understands the pressure of making the Top 10, having been in the same position in 2020
Keaoleboga Nkashe(22) is from Itsoseng in the Ngaka Modiri Molema District in the North West but currently lives in Hong Kong where she is a postgraduate student, freelance model and kindergarten teacher. She hopes to use her love for education and the arts to better the lives of local women and children.
Luvé Meyer(25)is from Brackenfell in Cape Town, Western Cape and holds 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.
Luyanda Zuma(20)is an international model and entrepreneur from Maritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The 20-year-old is also a final year Bachelor of Live Performance student at AFDA.
Ndavi Nokekri23) is from Tzaneen, Limpopo and holds a BCom Investment Management degree from the University of Pretoria and is currently working for an asset management firm in Cape Town.
Pearl Ntsheshi(25) was born and raised in Mamelodi, Pretoria, Pearl is a candidate attorney and has BCom Law, BCom Honours and LLB degrees. She hopes to make an impact on the country’s judiciary and has a passion for youth development and women in law.