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BASETSANA KUMALO

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In 2011 Basetsana was nominated as a Young Global Leader: World Economic Forum, an accolade that is bestowed upon you by Her Majesty, Queen Rania of Jordan. 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 and the Spokesperson for Pampers UNICEF Tetanus campaign. Brand Ambassador for numerous South African Corporates and blue chip companies. Basetsana is listed as one of the Top Personal Brands, Sunday Times Top Brands Survey (2008).

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 University and 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, among other television shows and a co-founder of Connect TV, which produces reality shows such as Our Perfect wedding, Diski Divas, Date my family, Utatakho among others.

A Philanthropist, together with her husband, Basetsana has established the Romeo and Basetsana Kumalo Family Foundation, which focuses on the development of child headed households, and children who have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

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