The beautiful 36-year-old Khanyi Dhlomo is a well known business and media mogul. She grew up in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal and just like any other ordinary teenager she had dreams. Her first break trough into the industry was when she was 16-years-old and won the Thandi Face Cover Girl competition, which is when she fell in love with print media industry.
While studying journalism at University of Witwatersrand she famously became the first black newscaster for SABC1, and she was only 20-years-old. She quickly became the country’s media sweetheart as everyone just loved watching her. She had a heart for print media and the ambition to follow her heart because even when she was still a news anchor at SABC, she was “still more interested in the editorial side,” as she once said during an interview with the South African newspaper BusinessDay.
Following her heart Khanyi became an assistant at the beauty department of True Love magazine and just a few events following that at the age of 22, she became the editor of True Love. Completing her degree she developed the magazine in an amazing way.
This beauty became the face of Lux (beauty brand) but in 2003 she moved to Paris, just like any other young lady she wanted to explore the world. While overseas she decided to improve her business studies, so she left Paris and went to do an MBA in Harvard. When she returned home she founded Ndalo Media, Khanyi is also director of the Foschini retail group and on the advisory board of the University Of Stellenbosch Business School, and recently opened luxury boutique, Luminance.