Basetsana Kumalo Biography, Children, First Husband, Age, House, Net Worth, Sister, Parents, Businesses, Qualifications, Daughter, Instagram, Wikipedia

Basetsana Kumalo Biography: Children, First Husband, Age, House, Net Worth, Sister, Parents, Businesses, Qualifications, Daughter, Instagram, Wikipedia

May 4, 2023 0 Posted By Princess Tshegofatso


Basetsana Julia “Bassie” Kumalo (born March 29, 1974), known professionally as Basetsana Kumalo, is a South African TV presenter, humanitarian, and beauty pageant winner. 

At the age of 16, she won The Miss Soweto and Miss Black South Africa, which launched her career. 

She has also crowned Miss South Africa in 1994 and placed first runner-up in Miss World the following year.

Basetsana Kumalo
Basetsana Kumalo: History • Bio • Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Real Name: Basetsana Julia “Bassie” Kumalo
Stage Name: Basetsana Kumalo
Born: 29 March 1974 (age 50 years old)
Place of Birth: Soweto, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Height: 1.57 m
Parents: Beatrice Makgalemele, Philip Makgalemele
Siblings: Johanna Mukoki
Husband • Spouse: Romeo Kumalo (m. 2000)
Boyfriend • Partner: Dingaan Thobela (ex.)
Children: uShaka Kgositsile Emmanuel Kumalo, Bontle ba Morena Jasmine Kumalo, Nkosinathi Gabriel Kumalo
Occupation: Businesswoman • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$5 million

Early Life & Education

Basetsana Kumalo was born in the Soweto township of South Africa. Her bus driver father, Philip Makgalemele, died in 2003, and her school teacher mother, Beatrice Makgalemele, died in 2006.

Her alma mater was Thabisang Primary School. When the Soweto schools became unsafe in 1986, Basetsana Kumalo was transferred to Trinity Secondary School in Lenasia.

Basetsana Kumalo‘s two sisters and brother spent their early years making sandwiches to sell at weekend soccer games to help keep the family afloat. ne of her sisters’ name is Johanna Mukoki.

Personal Life

Before and during her reign as Miss South Africa, Basetsana Kumalo dated boxer Dingaan Thobela. She met her husband Romeo Kumalo, a Vodacom executive and former presenter when she was elected Miss Soweto.

They started dating in 1997 and married in 2000. Nkosinathi Gabriel Kumalo, Basetsana Kumalo‘s first child, was born in 2005. A second son, uShaka Kgositsile Emmanuel Kumalo, was born in 2012. She also has a third child (daughter) named Bontle ba Morena Jasmine Kumalo.


Basetsana Kumalo is a South African television personality, beauty pageant titleholder, businesswoman, and philanthropist.

She won Miss South Africa 1990/1991 and represented her country at the Miss Universe pageant later that year at the age of 16.

The Business Women’s Association of South Africa is led by Basetsana Kumalo, who is also its President. Through a transaction with her investment company Pro Direct 189, in 2008, she became a new Tawana shareholder.

Unipalm Investment Holdings, Vhangana Energy Resources, Tactic Group Limited, SME Financial Holdings Limited, Morongwa Investment Holdings, Seven Falls, Q2 Petroleum, and PHAB Holdings are among the companies Basetsana Kumalo serves on the boards of.

Net Worth

According to sources, Basetsana Kumalo currently has a whopping net worth estimation of US$5 million.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @Basetsanakumalo
  • Twitter: @BasetsanaKumalo
  • Facebook: Basetsana Kumalo

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