Brainy Bassie

By Drum Digital
14 August 2015

Media giant Basetsana Kumalo tells us the secrets of her success

One of the most powerful women, Oprah Winfrey, once said, "You can have it all, but not at the same time."

This is something one of Mzansi's own powerful businesswomen can attest to. And as we celebrate Women's Month, we couldn't think of anyone better than the phenomenal Basetsana "Bassie" Kumalo to honour.

The 41-year-old TV icon certainly seems to have it all: a happy family, strong marriage and thriving career. But she's cautious.

"You have to keep it real," she tells us.

A tough call for someone whose claim to fame includes former beauty queen, executive producer, speaker, mentor, businesswoman, philanthropist, mother, wife and overall Superwoman.

"I don't know how to be a woman of leisure," the beauty admits.

Read more in the August 20 issue of DRUM

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