Hello, salut, Jambo, Sawubona, molo, bawo! warm African greetings to you! We believe that commitment to achieve one’s goal requires “3 Ps”: Passion, Patience, Purpose and our superheroine for today has a good dose of those. It’s our pleasure to share the incredible Bongisiwe Zinhle Khumalo!
Bongisiwe Zinhle Khumalo was born and grew up in rural areas of Nqutu at Isandlwana, KwaZulu Natal, South africa. Zinhle is an independent field researcher, TV personality, social entrepreneur, writer and motivational speaker. She currently works for Widowed TV show on Mzansi Wethu TV, The Big secret on BET and Uthando Noxolo in-laws on Moja Love. As a researcher in her field she goes around the community and social networks searching for people with problems related to these shows mentioned above since they are all reality shows. All these shows aims to help people reconcile with their loved ones and bringing peace within families and community at large.
Due to her talent and passion for media she then joined Mr Nigel Lehasa in establishing Kassie Magix TV (KMTV) new channel which aims at promoting talents, getting youth away from the streets and creating more job opportunities for people in the country and abroad as KMTV does not discriminate against anyone because of their nationality and race. Zinhle also presents uKholo Lwam Gospel show on KMTV and directs SA’s Poetry Session tv program.
As an entrepreneur she directs her own modelling company IThonga Modelling and Promotions Agency where she teaches modelling. As her schedule got too tight, she had to close all modelling branches she launched and start organizing modelling workshops in different provinces in SA during her spare time. Her models were complaining about her silence being loud, they said they miss her and her lessons. In September 2019 she joined Cazabella company where she works as a sales agent for their products.
Zinhle is a self-motivated, goal oriented individual who is always looking for a challenge to enhance her skills and knowledge, she likes to interact with other people and adapts easily to different kinds of environment. She is a Former chairperson of guides young leaders in Zululand Region under WORLD ASSOCIATION OF GIRL GUIDES & GIRL SCOUTS (WAGGGS), former co-ordinator of faculty of commerce admin and law mentorship program at university of Zululand. Former Deputy chairperson of Woman on the move female students organization, former YCLSA branch Deputy secretary, former SASCO REC member oF SASCO Sphiwe Zuma region. Miss Be your own kind of beautiful 2016. Miss Face of an Angel 2016 2nd princess, Newly selected National Coordinator of The Orphans Empowerment society (TOES) in Africa and international. She is YALI RLC ALUMNI. She came up with an initiative of starting a cooperative with other YALI ALUMNIS from different countries including Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Zambia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe etc. This cooperative aims to create more job opportunities for African countries as she saw poverty and unemployment as the root cause of the conflicts between South Africa and other Countries that lead to Xenophobia.
Zinhle is living proof of the rise of Young female entrepreneurs on the continent.