Women Making Waves: 5 SA Celeb Boss Babes With Inspiring Side Hustles

Women Making Waves: 5 SA Celeb Boss Babes With Inspiring Side Hustles

Mzansi is full of boss babes moving mountains to put food on the table. In celebration of National Women's Day, Briefly News has decided to make a few of our favourite female celeb entrepreneurs shine.

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From DJ Zinhle to Bonang Matheba, these women’s hustle is unquestionable. Starting out small, they have built empires that are unbreakable.

DJ Zinhle, Bonang Matheba, Shauwn Mkhize.
DJ Zinhle, Bonang Matheba and Shauwn Mkhize are just a few of the awesome boss babes Mzansi has to look up to. Image: @djzinhle, @bonang and @kwa_mammkhize.
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While being a DJ, singer, actress etc… helps, having only one grid is never enough. These Mzansi boss babes are the walking talking definitions of hustle, and the people just love seeing what business venture they have coming next.

Here are just five powerful celeb businesswomen with inspiring hustles:

1. DJ Zinhle

DJ Zinhle is one of the most successful women in the South African entertainment industry. She has several awards under her belt, and her business acumen is also top-notch. It is like everything she touches turns into gold.

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Aside from being a lit artist and a phenomenal mother, Zinhle also owns a bunch of thriving side hustles. Zinhle owns a jewellery range, sunglasses line, weave collection and she has even dabbled in interior design. Era by Zinhle is what most of her products go under.

2. Bonang Matheba

Now, this is a woman who knows how to make money moves. Not only is Bonang now an international celeb, but she also owns a sparkling wine range, House of BNG, that has taken Mzansi by poppin’ corks.

Bonang aspires to be a black female billionaire and her drive is definitely going to make that possible. Queen B is such an inspiration to so many and a lot of young women in SA look up to her.

3. Basetsana Kumalo

Basetsana Julia Bassie Kumalo is a South African television personality, beauty pageant titleholder, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Filled with beauty and wisdom, Basetsana is proof that beauty and brains are possible.

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Having worked her way up from Miss Soweto, Basetsana now owns a number of thriving businesses, of which most are in the entertainment industry.

4. Shauwn Mkhize

Shauwn is a strong lady who has faced a lot of challenges in her family and marriage life. Since her childhood, she has been a hardworking girl, which is one of the reasons she has managed to be a millionaire today.

After her journey in property, she started a construction company named Zikhulise. Shauwn Mkhize also owns Royal AM Luxury & Grooming Pampering Lounge that she runs with her son Andile Mpisane.

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5. Boity Thulo

One thing about Boity is that she does not need many to make it happen. Having followed her heart despite what anyone had to say, Boity has built herself an empire.

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Most recently, Boity launched her own alcoholic beverage called BT Signature, as well as her own fragrance, Boity Pink Sapphire. Boity does not plan to stop here and we are sure to see more amazing side hustles coming from this boss babe.

Bonang Matheba recently became an international celeb, everyone wants a picture with her

Bonang Matheba had a New Yorker running after her to take a snap, turns out, he had no idea who she even was LOL, reported Briefly News.

TikTok user Nicholas Pinto posted a clip in which he admitted that he took a picture with “this lady” as everyone else was, however, he has no clue who she is.

Nicholas went as far as wondering if Bonang was American actress Zoe Saldana, and Queen B got a good laugh out of it!

After seeing the clip, Bonang took to her social media to laugh as the situation. Our gurl is a whole entire international celeb!

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Denika Herbst (Editor) Denika Herbst is a Human Interest writer at Briefly News. She is also an Industrial Sociologist with a master's degree in Industrial Organisational and Labour Studies from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, which she completed in 2020. She is now a PhD candidate at UKZN. Denika has over five years of experience writing for Briefly News (joined in 2018), and a short time writing for The South African. You can reach her via: denika.herbst@briefly.co.za.

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