Siza Mzimela Biography, Net Worth, Age, Profile, Contact Details, Qualifications, Education, News, Husband, Wiki

Siza Mzimela Biography: Net Worth, Age, Profile, Contact Details, Qualifications, Education, News, Husband, Wiki

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Siza Mzimela (born Sizakele Petunia Mzimela) is a well-known businesswoman in South Africa.

She has built a reputation for herself in the industry, earning the title of “First Black Woman to Start an Airline.”

Siza Mzimela founded the start-up airline Fly Blue Crane, which launched successfully on September 1, 2015.

She is also the company’s Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.).

She has received accolades from prestigious organizations, and Forbes named her one of the most powerful women in the world in 2011.

In addition, she has been a source of inspiration for many men and women around the country.

Siza Mzimela has been rapidly accumulating several accomplishments for many years.

She has been employed for over ten years. Though she prefers to keep a low profile, her success propels her into the spotlight.

Siza Mzimela
Siza Mzimela: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Sizakele Petunia Mzimela
Stage Name: Siza Mzimela
Born: N/A
Age: N/A years old
Place of Birth: Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Children: N/A
Nationality: South African
Parents: N/A
Height: N/A
Siblings: 10
Boyfriend • Husband: Married
Occupation: Businesswoman
Net Worth: $5,000,000-$15,000,000

Early Life

Siza Mzimela stated that she is her parents’ second-to-last child.

she has ten siblings, including five brothers and five sisters, and was born into a household of eleven children.

Her parents raised her in South Africa, but she was raised in Swaziland by her older brother.

Her brother moved to the country to study at first. Then after graduating, he settled in the country.

After that, he assumed responsibility for feeding some of his siblings.


Siza Mzimela received her education in the new country after moving in with her older brother. When she finished her studies, she returned to South Africa.

Siza Mzimela earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics and Statistics from the University of Eswatini.

She also attended the Global Institute of Business Studies (GIBS) School at the University of Pretoria.

This happens to be additional qualification for her.


Siza Mzimela began working as a research analyst for South African Airways (SAA), the country’s leading airline, in January 1996.

Then, she rose to the position of Chief Executive Officer, overseeing global sales and SAA’s Voyager loyalty program. She held the job for two years, from April 2010 to October 2012.

Siza Mzimela has also served on the board of governors of the International Air Transport Association in Miami, Florida, and other prominent roles.

She took over as temporary CEO of South African Express in 2017 after being appointed to the role. Siza Mzimela was named Chief Executive Officer of Transnet’s freight rail division in April 2020.

Siza Mzimela was the Executive Vice President of Global Passenger Services at SSA for a year, from 2001 to 2002.
She became the Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Voyager at SSA the following year, from 2002 to 2003.

More opportunities arose as a result of her seven-year stint in her new position. From 2003 through 2010, she served as the Chief Executive Officer of SSA.

She was hired as the Chief Executive Officer of SSA in the same year, 2010. In 2012, she departed the job after two years on the job

In December 2012, Siza Mzimela became the Executive Chairperson of Blue Crane Aviation and stayed until May 2018.


Siza Mzimela and former SSA colleagues Theunis Potgieter and Jerome Simelane collaborated to create something significant.

They started Fly Blue Crane together on September 1, 2015, and it was already a tremendous hit just a year. It eventually grew to employ over a hundred people.

In 2016, the airline was not able to pay the debt it owed, consequently ceasing its operations in February 2017.

Personal Life

Sizakele Petunia Mzimela also known as Siza Mzimela is married.

It can be confirmed by the presence of a wedding band on her finger. However, she has not revealed the identity of her spouse.

Social Media

Siza Mzimela is active on social media. Her account is managed by public relations personnel.

Her Instagram and Twitter handle is @SizaMzimela.

Net Worth

The renowned South African business woman and Chief Executive Officer of Bees Airline, Siza Mzimela has an estimated net worth of $5,000,000-$15,000,000.

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