To qualify as South African Power Couples, husband and wife must be powerful in their own right, with a source of power that is independent from their powerful spouse. It’s no secret that South Africa is filled with successful and inspirational individuals. They definitely present South Africa on a larger scale with varied interests – from business, politics, entertainment and philanthropy.
The list below shows you Top 6 of SA’s most powerful couples. Check it out below, you might see your favourite couple. #wink
1. AKA and Bonang
AKA and Bonag have become the most loved celebrity couple in South Africa. AKA is a successful mufti-award winning Hip Hop Artist. Bonang is South Africa’s favourite media personality. A radio host, tv presenter and style – icon.
2. Patrice Motsepe and Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe
The Motsepes are South Africa’s richest black family with a net worth estimated at over
$2.5 billion by Forbes. They announced that they will follow the footsteps of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett and donate half of their wealth to philanthropy efforts.
3. Basetsana and Romeo Kumalo
Basetsana and Romeo Khumalo remain one of South Africa’s most adored celebrity couples. Jill of all trades Basetsana capitalised on her title as former Miss South Africa to build a massive empire. The media mogul, TV personality, executive producer, fashion icon and philathropist and the businessman exhibit all the signs of a couple on a hustle.
4. Matthew and Sonia Booth
Matthew and Sonia Booth are South Africa’s very own power couple. They are considered The Obamas The Beckhams of South Africa – Matthew plays for South Africa’s football/soccer team…Sonia was a model and finished 2nd in 2006’s Miss South Africa; she now owns runs a shoe manufacturing company
5. Thabo Mbeki and Zanele Mbeki
Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki is a South African politician who served nine years as the second post-apartheid President of South Africa from 14 June 1999 to 24 September 2008. Zanele established the Women’s Development Bank Trust, of which she was first a director and is now chairperson. She has emerged as a leading figure in pro-poor microfinance for rural women in SA. She chairs the Trust Fund for SA Women’s Economic Empowerment and is a trustee or director of several national and international boards which promote social and economic development.