MISS UNIVERSE SOUTH AFRICA 1994-1996Produced, conceptualised, created, managed, coordinated and staged the pageants in 1994, 1995 and 1996Produced and directed the television production of the 1994, 1995 and 1996 pageantsNegotiated and concluded the re-entry of Madison Square Gardens and the Miss Universe Pageant into South Africa Produced, directed, In 2002 and 2003, she was voted by the Sunday Times and Elle Magazine in the TV Style Awards as the most stylish female magazine/entertainment show host. [3], She met her husband Romeo Kumalo, a Vodacom executive and former broadcaster, when she was crowned Miss Soweto. She and her two sisters and brother spent their early years helping to keep the family afloat, making sandwiches to sell at soccer matches every weekend. During her reign, Kumalo was Beauty Editor for DRUM magazine.

MISS UNIVERSE SOUTH AFRICA 1994-1996 Produced, conceptualised, created, managed, coordinated and staged the pageants in 1994, 1995 and 1996 Produced and directed the television production of the 1994, 1995 and 1996 pageants Negotiated and concluded the re-entry of Madison Square Gardens and the Miss Universe Pageant into South Africa Produced, Kumalo and her husband Romeo have launched the Romeo & Basetsana Kumalo Family Foundation, which will develop children, specifically those orphaned by AIDS and other related diseases. In 2001, Basetsane joined Gauteng Travel Academy as a director. In 2016, she was guest judge in the final Miss South Africa 2016 beauty pageant, venue in the Carnival City´s Big Top Arena, Gauteng, South Africa. Basetsana Makgalemela, the 1994 Miss South Africa Beauty Pagent Winner.

In 2007, former first lady Graça Machel, a champion of the Each One Reach Five campaign, nominated Kumalo to be one of her five volunteers to take a public HIV test. Holiday Parties '08 Nick Verreos Wrap Up--Part II. Kumalo features on Recipes from the Heart with 36 of South Africa's most-loved celebrities. She was crowned Miss South Africa in 1994 and in the same year became the first runner-up in Miss World.

She followed this by launching the Bassie Red cosmetics textrange into 100 Foschini stores nationwide, followed with the Bassie Gold range in 2006. Kumalo formed a partnership with the show's producer, Patience Stevens. In 2002, under the Bassie brand, Kumalo launched an eyewear range, distributed through Torga Optical (60 stores countrywide). Traditionally Miss South Africa competed at Miss World until they acquired the franchise of Miss Universe and Miss Supranational. Basetsana Makgalemela, the 1994 Miss South Africa Beauty Pagent Winner.

In recent years, Top Billing's success has brought more projects to the Tswelopele brand, such as the Afrikaans magazine programme Pasella on SABC2 and the Swati youth show Seskohona on SABC1. Kumalo joined actress Salma Hayek in the bid to eradicate neonatal and maternal tetanus in the world, as spokesman for the United Nations Children’s Fund and nappy brand Pamper’s campaign to save more than 250 million infants by 2012. At FIDM-Orange County! She has since discontinued the range. [citation needed]. In 2004, Kumalo was voted 74th on the list of 100 Greatest South Africans in 2004, the only Miss South Africa in the list. MISS SOUTH AFRICA 1994 Superbowl, Sun City / M-Net. Kumalo briefly endorsed the BriteSmile procedure by appearing on their website. A second son, uShaka Kgositsile Emmanuel, was born in 2012.[5][6]. She has also raised money for Baragwanath Children's Hospital with Dr. The ANC won a majority in the first multiracial election held under universal suffrage. The History of Miss South Africa South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994 were a conclusion of four years of expanded negotiations which had begun in 1990 with the unbanning of liberation movements, including the African National Congress (ANC), South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) and a commitment to a negotiated settlement by the then ruling Nationalist Party (NP). of Miss South Africa With 60 Miss South Africa's crowned, three Miss World titles brought home and two Miss Universe crown in the bag, Miss SA has a rich pageant history to look back on. MISS UNIVERSE SOUTH AFRICA & INTERNATIONAL, Produced, conceptualised, created, managed, coordinated and staged the pageants in 1994, 1995 and 1996, Produced and directed the television production of the 1994, 1995 and 1996 pageants, Negotiated and concluded the re-entry of Madison Square Gardens and the Miss Universe Pageant into South Africa, Produced, directed, conceptualised, created, managed and coordinated the 1995 pageant in Namibia, broadcast to over 2 billion people, Tendered for the hosting agreement of the 1995 Miss Universe pageant and won the bid on behalf of our client, Stocks Hotels and Resorts, to stage the pageant for the first time ever in Africa, The event was staged at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort in May 1995, The campaign budget was $11,5 million and we were instrumental in obtaining support finance from the Government of Namibia and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation, In addition, we managed and co-ordinated the international event which encompassed the following aspects, Negotiation of local, national and international television coverage and sales, Devising and production of a pre- and post-production television campaign, which included delegates’ interviews, background on Namibia, history of the Miss Universe pageant, Devising, executing and monitoring of the marketing campaign, Securing of event, supplier and television sponsors, Designing and producing the corporate image, Design and production of all merchandising including gift packs, 120-page program book, delegates’ profiles, Organising, managing and co-ordinating VIP functions that included air charter, hotel accommodation, catering, special gifts, invitations and Public Relations, Financial management and reporting on a monthly basis. The company's flagship brand is the Top Billing TV show, produced for SABC3. Kumalo had a stint on Metro FM, when she hosted the Breakfast show on 10 August 2006. Kumalo left school planning to follow in her mother's footsteps as a teacher, but it was while before she was enrolled at the University of Venda to study education. She was a Revlon spokesperson for over five years. She also sits on the boards of Unipalm Investment Holdings Vhangana Energy Resources, Tactic Group Limited, SME Financial Holdings Limited, Morongwa Investment Holdings, Seven Falls, Q2 Petroleum and PHAB Holdings. Best of 2008--The Nick Verreos Recap--Part III, Best of 2008--The Nick Verreos Recap-Part II, Nick Verreos on Despierta America/Univision. Kumalo is the President of the Business Women's Association of South Africa. Miss World 1994, the 44th edition of the Miss World pageant, was held on 19 November … Miss South Africa has a rich pageant history to look back on ahead of the crowning 61st winner of the crown on Friday 9 August. In 1999, Tswelopele merged with Union Alliance Media and listed on the JSE Securities Exchanged SA, making Kumalo one of the youngest black women directors to be part of the mainstream of the South African economy. Among the many historic moments is the crowning of Amy Kleinhans, the first woman of colour to win the Miss SA crown, which led to her representing our nation on the Miss World stage. Tswelopele Productions was born with Kumalo owning a fifty-percent stake. Kumalo was born in Soweto, South Africa.
Her bus driver father, Philip Makgalemele, died in 2003 and her school teacher mother, Beatrice Makgalemele, died in 2006. In 2000, Kumalo launched her own clothing range under the label Stature Ladies wear by Bassie, distributed by Ackerman’s department stores across 240 outlets throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. FIDM San Diego Grand Opening: New Campus, New NIKO... Nick Verreos at FIDM San Francisco Debut Show-and ... Nick Verreos Goes PInk!

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Kumalo is also the recipient of the Annual Rapport/City Press Prestige Awards.
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Before and during her reign as Miss South Africa, Kumalo dated boxer Dingaan Thobela. When the Soweto schools became unstable in 1986, Kumalo was sent to Trinity Secondary School in Lenasia. Miss South Africa has a rich pageant history to look back on ahead of the crowning 61st winner of the crown on Friday 9 August. [4] In 2005 Kumalo gave birth to their first child, a boy named Nkosinathi Gabriel. The ANC won a majority in the first multiracial election held under universal suffrage. Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Basetsana Kumalo: Mit Minen und Mandela", Miss World Continental Queen of Beauty titleholders, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Basetsana_Kumalo&oldid=960423945, BLP articles lacking sources from September 2009, Articles with a promotional tone from April 2014, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Use South African English from November 2012, All Wikipedia articles written in South African English, Pages using Infobox pageant titleholder with unknown parameters, Articles with unsourced statements from March 2020, BLP articles lacking sources from May 2016, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2018, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 June 2020, at 22:00. TOP 3 01: Basetsane Makgalemele (Northern Province) 02: Sonia Kempff (Western Cape) 03: Helen Macleod (Free State) TOP 5 04: Ronel Ruthven (Eastern Transvaal) (Viewer's … The Miss South Africa organisation resorted to a contemporary format in selecting representatives which was inaugurated in 2018. 1994 in South Africa saw the transition from South Africa's National Party government who had ruled the country since 1948 and had advocated the apartheid system for most of its history, to the African National Congress (ANC) who had been outlawed in South Africa since the 1950s for its opposition to apartheid. In 2008, Kumalo became a new Tawana shareholder through a transaction with her investment company Pro Direct 189.

The winners are sent to all three international pageants. [2] Her career began in 1990 when she was crowned Miss Soweto and Miss Black South Africa at the age of 16. They started dating in 1997 and married in 2000. Congo: A journey to the heart of Africa - Full documentary - BBC Africa - Duration: 46:52. Her career began in 1990 when she was crowned Miss Soweto and Miss Black South Africa at the age of 16.