Keynote Speaker | Motivational Speaker | Businesswoman
Basetsana Kumalo, Executive Chairman & CEO of Basetsana Woman Investment Holdings (Pty)Ltd.
She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Africa. majored in Politics and Communications,currently studying towards her Honours Degree in International Relations
A Diploma in Executive Education on Global Leadership from Harvard University
She participated in the “Leadership and Decision Making in the 21st Century” program at Yale Uniiversiry
A Diploma in Marketing from Damelin.
A Director of Uzalile Investments: a woman-owned and listed coal mining company.
A Director at Travel with Flair: a Travel Management Company.
She holds a Non-Executive Directorship at Tawana Resources, a diamond mining company.
She is the Executive Chairperson of Tswelopele Productions, a television production company, which produces Top Billing, Pasella, amomgst other televison shows,
A co-founder of Connect TV, which produces reality shows such as Our Perfect wedding, Diski Divas, Date my family, Utatakho amongst others,
She is the Chairperson of PHAB Property Holdings,
Basetsana sits on various Boards, namely:
- Lovelife: South Africa's largest national HIV prevention organisation for young
people: Director and Vice Chairman of the organisation,
- The Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development: Director
- Unipalm Holdings: Director.
- Recently appomited as a Board Member of JAM which is an NGO that feeds 63 000 pre-school aged children in informal settlements at day care centres
She is a former Miss South Africa 1994 and a first-runner up in the Miss World Pageant.
She is the former President of the Business Women's Association of South Africa.
She is the Spokesperson for Pampers UNICEF Tetanus campaign.
Brand Ambassador for numerous South African Corporates and blue chip companies.
Listed as one of the Top Personal Brands, Sunday Times Top Brands Survey (2008).
In 2011 she was nominated as a Young Global Leader: World Economic Forum, an accolade that is bestowed upon you by Her Majesty, Queen Rania of Jordan.
A Philanthropist, together with her husband they have establised the Romeo and Basetsana Kumalo Family Foundation, which focuses on the development of child headeed household, and children who have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.