Basetsana Khumalo reflects on her journey to success
Business owners, professionals and
entrepreneurs recently gathered in Montecasino’s Ballroom in Johannesburg for the Standard Bank Business Breakfast, in
association with Jacaranda FM.
South African leaders and top achievers in various fields including Dr
Makhosi Khoza, Springbok rugby captain, Warren Whiteley, Astrophysicist and
Mars One candidate, Adriana Marais and philanthropist and businesswoman
Basetsana Kumalo shared insights on
issues of their competence. Attendees from the corporate world and the
Jacaranda FM audience drew inspiration and shared networking opportunities as
the speakers talked about their respective journeys to success and what kept
Dr Khoza spoke on her political
and business life path, and the importance of speaking truth to power. She
encouraged South Africans to accept that “none but ourselves – the good men and
women of this country - can save SA”. She ended her talk with an enigmatic reference
to the need for “a new vehicle to take us to a prosperous society”.
Basetsana reflected on her journey
from Soweto school kid to Miss South Africa 1994, to trail-blazing
businesswoman and serial entrepreneur. She encouraged attendees to challenge
the status quo and resist gender stereotypes and help others.
“Your success can create a
generational legacy for those that come after you,” she said.
Jacaranda FM Marketing Manager,
Minisha Patel, said the breakfast was a great success, “We offer a full spectrum
of informative and entertaining content, and sharing business knowledge is part
of that. It was great to see a packed house and so much passionate engagement
during and after the event. Clearly our speakers’ messages resonate with the
Jacaranda FM audience.”