Basetsana Kumalo – Biography, Age, First Husband, Children, House, Instagram and Net Worth

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Basetsana Kumalo (born 29 March 1971) is not short of the impressive list of South Africans who have increasingly become successful in various sectors such as businessentertainment, and even philanthropy. These are people who are well known at home and abroad. 

Basetsana Kumalo

Basetsana Kumalo Biography

Basetsana Kumalo was born on 29 March 1974 to a bus driver, father Philip Makgalemele, and a school teacher mother, Beatrice Makgalemele. She, her two sisters, and a brother spent years hustling to sustain the family by selling sandwiches at weekend football matches.

Kumalo started her education at Thabisang Primary School in Soweto and enrolled in the Trinity Secondary School in Lenasia. After completing her basic education, she enrolled at the University of Venda and bagged a degree.


Kumalo has had a successful career across pageantry, television, and business. Her career started as far back as 1990 when she was 16. Ever since then, she has been in the limelight.


Kumalo was crowned the Miss Soweto when she was 16 years old. She was crowned before gaining admission into the university when her mother entered her into multiple pageantry competitions, which Kumalo later won.


During her reign as Miss South Africa, she presented various Tv programs, including Top Billing. She has a 50% stake in Tswelopele Productions, which is one of the top-ranked companies in South Africa. In 2016 she was a guest judge in the Miss South Africa Beauty Pageant in Gauteng, South Africa.


Basetsana Kumalo is the President of The Business Women Association of South Africa. She has numerous businesses and sits on the board of Tactic Group, Seven Falls, Unipalm Investment Holdings, and Vhangana Energy Resources. 

What does Basetsana Kumalo do?

She is a TV personality, model, and entrepreneur.

Is Basetsana Kumalo still married?

Yes, she is.


Basetsana Kumalo is currently 48 years of age as of 2022.

Basetsana Kumalo Husband and Children

Before and during her reign as Miss South Africa, Kumalo dated boxer Dimguan Thobela, but they later separated after personal issues. Basetsana later met her would-be husband, Romeo Kumalo, who was a Vodacom executive and former broadcaster when she was crowned as Miss Soweto. They dated for some years and later tied the knot in 2000. They had their first son “Nkosinathi Gabriel” in 2005 and “uShaka Kgositsile Emmanuel” in 2012.

Basetsana Kumalo Husband
Basetsana Kumalo and her husband, Romeo Kumalo

Social Media

You can connect with her via the following social media channels below.




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Net Worth

Kumalo has an estimated net worth of R32 million.

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