Basetsana Kumalo, fondly known as Bassie is a role model, social entrepreneur, business woman, and philanthropist. Chief Executive of several companies, and a board member of a whole lot more which include the Nelson Mandela Institute, her business interests span Mining, Media, Technology and Property sectors.


Bassie has contributed immensely to educational development in various communities. She has been a Life Champion’s for Life College for the past 6 years; an organization steered towards being a catalyst for psychosocial and economic empowerment in Southern Africa, by providing character and leadership education.


Amongst several causes and initiatives that Bassie has pioneered or is involved with, she and her husband Romeo have established the ROMEO AND BASETSANA KUMALO FAMILY FOUNDATION. This establishment assists in the development of children, with a strong emphasis on children who have been orphaned by AIDS or other related diseases.


Basetsana is a former President of the Business Women’s Association of South Africa, and Executive Chairperson of Tswelopele Productions, a television production company which produces Top Billing, Pasella, Ses’Khona amongst others. She is also a Director at Travel with Flair, and owns her own optical, sunglasses and cosmetic range.

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Potato Salad

AH GUYS, I’M SURE EVERYONE CAN MAKE A POTATO SALAD. I just added fresh chives to jazz it up! NB: Until next time… HAPPY...

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Green Beans and Tuna Salad

Ingredients: Green beans red onions  Tuna  Balsamic Vinegar Preparations: Steam the green beans for 4 minutes, add garlic salt and wait for them to cool down. Method:  Once the green beans are crunchy and cooled, chop them. Add chunky tuna in brine(not the one in...

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Beetroot Salad – Bassie’s Kitchen

Ingredients: Beetroot Feta Cheese Green Grapes Fresh Basil Herbs Preparations:  Boil Beetroot for 1 hour. Method: Dice the beetroot Add the top ingredients Drizzle the Knorr honey and mustard salad...

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