If there is one woman who seems to have her finger on the pulse of change in South Africa – it has to be the astute and eloquent Khanyi Dhlomo. The CEO of Ndalo media first appeared on South Africa’s television at the age of 20 as a young journalism student from the university of Witwatersrand, she broke new ground as the first black newscaster on SABC1. I know it seems awkward to fathom that at some point SABC1 was a predominantly white channel, but such is the history of South Africa.
Khanyi Dhlomo’s rise in the entrepreneurial world from a young newscaster to the CEO of Ndalo media came through persistence and dedication. Khanyi Dhlomo’s many roles took her from newscaster, True Love magazine fashion and beauty assistant, to being the editor of True Love magazine. When she stepped down from her role as True Love editor having doubled True Love’s circulation Khanyi Dhlomo took a break and explored Paris. While in Europe, she took a job as manager of South Africa’s Tourism Board in Paris.
Khanyi Dhlomo’s love for the media industry prompted her to forge ahead and attain her MBA from Harvard university where she was mentored by Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman of Conde Nast International (publisher of Vogue magazine). She was keen to establish herself within the media industry as an entrepreneur, this time, as the CEO of Ndalo media a joint venture with media 24.
Ndalo media founded DestinyConnect.com a website that serves as the online extension of Destiny’s publication. The website integrates an interactive social media platform with original and exclusive content, video footage, blogs, forums and business and personal profile listings. Just last Wednesday,17 September I partook in the DestinyConnects Live chat with Ndalo media CEO Khanyi Dhlomo. This is a platform created to mentor aspiring entrepreneurs.
Khanyi Dhlomo is a style icon in every sense showing you that beauty and brains can actually coexist and that everything and anything is possible with hard work and persistance. But, if that is not enough Luminance, Khanyi Dhlomo’s upmarket store owned by Ndalo Luxury Ventures, a fashion and lifestyle retail company is sure to convince you just how stylish Khanyisile Dhlomo is. The name “Luminance” is taken from her own name, Khanyisile, which means “light”.
Let’s take a look at some of Khanyi Dhlomo’s stylish moments.
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