Basetsana Kumalo, one of South Africa’s most inspiring women, has marked Women’s Day in a special way.
She unveiled the cover of her upcoming memoir, Bassie: My Journey of Hope, via Twitter earlier on Friday.
The book is set to be published in October by Penguin Books.
In a tweet, Kumalo also said this year marks the 25th year of her public life.
25 yrs of a public life, 25 yrs as a TV producer, 25 yrs as an entrepreneur, 25 yrs of serving the Lord & 25 yrs of SA Democracy, here is my Memoir: Bassie: My Journey of Hope. Out October 2019.Basetsana Kumalo
The tweet includes a video in which Kumalo reflects on her journey since bursting onto the public arena.
The last 25 years have been a journey of highs, of spectacular lows, of exceptional failures, and of great wins.
And I didn’t wanna rush my memoir and write it too early on in my life, and I’m glad that I didn’t because I have lived so much more.
My book – I want it to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs, a new generation of world shakers and history makers; young people to be disruptors, to be change agents. It’s a book of hope.Basetsana Kumalo
Basetsana Kumalo’s career
Kumalo’s inspiring public life began in 1990 when she won the Miss Soweto and Miss Black South Africa beauty pageants at the age of 16.
She went on to become Miss South Africa in 1994 and amazingly, first runner up at Miss World in the same year.
Since then, she has attained tremendous success as a media personality, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Kumalo continues to inspire countless women in South Africa and beyond. Happy Women’s Day to her and to all women!