- Basetsana Kumalo has played a very significant role in the Mzansi media industry for years
- The hard work of the CEO of Connect TV has not only been recognised in Mzansi but by the whole continent of Africa
- The media mogul has been included on the list of this year's 100 most reputable Africans
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Basetsana Kumalo plays a significant role in the South African media industry and her hard work has received the recognition it deserves from the continent of Africa.
The media personality has made it onto the www.reputationpoll.com 2020 list of 100 Most Reputable Africans. The businesswoman took to Instagram to let her fans know that she is honoured to be part of the reputable list.
"Oh wow, what an honour to be in such esteemed company. A friend @lindanandjila from Namibia just sent this to me. This is where you are left speechless."
The list features 47 women and 53 men from different sectors, including leadership, entertainment, education and business. Bassie's impact on the media landscape has finally been felt across the continent.
Bassie was not the only South African who has been included in the list. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe and Caster Semenya also made Mzansi proud.
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Briefly.co.za recently reported that the media mogul announced a spin-off to one of Mzansi's most-loved shows, Our Perfect Wedding. The CEO of Connect TV took to social media to reveal that the new reality TV show, titled Gift of Love, will celebrate love in Mzansi.
Bassie said the show will be offering viewers an opportunity to gift love relationships which they believe deserve to be celebrated. She said these can be weddings, renewal of vows or anniversaries.
In other news, Veteran Mzansi actor Jet Novuka has bagged a new role on hit SABC1 telenovela Uzalo. The 49-year-old star will play the role of fierce policeman, Captain Yamkela Mpambani.
The soapie, set in KwaMashu, said in a recent statement that they will be bringing in familiar faces to their storyline to shake things up.
One of the new faces is Jet, who shot to fame as Zakes in the SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo. He has also been part of the former SABC3 soapie Isidingo. He played the role of Sizwe Kondile.
The award-winning actor has also appeared on The River, Igazi, Zone 14, Interrogation Room, and Home Affairs, among other productions. Uzalo's creative director Brenda Mukwevho said they're excited about Jet joining the Uzalo family.
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