Khanyi Dhlomo – Class of 1990

Khanyi Dhlomo is a South African TV Host and the founder and CEO of Ndalo Media and Ndalo Luxury Ventures. Khanyi is the daughter of Oscar Dhlomo. While she was at Durban Girls’ College, she won the Thandi Face Cover Girl competition which sparked her interest in media.

At the age of 22, Khanyi was appointed as editor of True Love magazine. Within a year of her appointment, the magazine’s circulation doubled from 70,000 to 140,000 and the magazine became the most widely read women’s magazine in the country. After eight years at True Love, she stepped down as editor and relocated to France where she worked as manager of South Africa’s Tourism Board in Paris. In 2007 she graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA which is where she met her husband Chinezi Chijioke.

In 2007 she returned home to South Africa at which time she founded Ndalo Media in
partnership with Naspers and successfully published the Destiny Magazine. In 2013, Khanyi launched Luminance, a high-end boutique department store.
Khanyi was awarded the AdVantage Magazine Editor of the Year in 2001 and the Most
Influential Woman in South African Media in 2003.