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Basetsana Kumalo is an entrepreneur & philanthropist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South  Africa, majored in Politics and Communications. 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. A Diploma in Marketing from Damelin. 

A Director of Uzalile Investments: a woman-owned and listed coal mining company. A Director of  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, amongst other television shows. Also, a co-founder and CEO of  Connect TV, which produces reality shows such as Our Perfect Wedding, Diski Divas, Date my  Family, Utatakho, Please Step In.  

Basetsana sits on various Boards, namely: Lovelife which is South Africa’s largest national HIV  prevention organisation for young people: Director & Vice Chairman of the organisation,The Nelson  Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development: Director, A Board member of JAM which is  an NGO that feeds 100,000 pre-school aged children in informal settlements at day care centres.  She was Miss Soweto 1990 and Miss Black South Africa 1990. 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 Author of  Bassie: My Journey of Hope.