Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters will be met by a high-profile delegation when she returns home to South Africa on Wednesday morning.

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa and Minister for Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu will be at O.R.Tambo International Airport to greet her as well as her parents and Sun International representatives.

Demi-Leigh has been based in New York City since November after claiming the tiara in Las Vegas.

She’ll embark on charity work for the duration of her stay.

Demi-Leigh is scheduled to visit Cape Town, Johannesburg and her home town of Sedgefield near George in the Western Cape.

One of her stops will also include revisiting victims of the Knysna fire which engulfed the coastal town last June.