HotList: These Are Mzansi’s 7 Celebrity Power Couples

These South African celebrity couples make bank…and romance look easy.



These South African celebrity couples make bank…and romance look easy.

Patrice Motsepe & Dr. Precious Moloi Motsepe

The Motsepes are South Africa’s most influential black couple in various areas including philathrophy, medicine, mining and we dare say, fashion. With a net worth exceeding R25 billion according to Forbes, they maintain an enviable life of opulence and access.

Dr. Precious is a qualified medical doctor boasting an impressive resume. But being a concerned pioneer, she opened up one of the country’s first women’s health clinics. She oversees the operation of several key organisations, including the Motsepe Family Foundation. Patrice, on the other hand, has his own billion dollar mining company, African Rainbow Minerals. He is also the richest black man in South Africa.

With all their wealth, the couple remains fairly modest. They have vowed to donate half of their money to charity.


Khanyi Dhlomo & Chinezi Chijoke

A match totally made in heaven! Khanyi Dhlomo finally found someone hot and clever she can finally hold down a conversation with, without ending up with a headache. The self made millionaire with a media and retail empire tied the knot with the education expert and entrepreneur in 2009.

She founded Destiny Magazine and, as well that million rand Luminance boutique ko Hyde Park. Chigozie is also an over achiever. He is the founder and CEO of Pioneer Acedemics, and has been the head of McKinsely & Company’s African Education Practice.

Cyril Ramaphosa & Dr. Tshepo Motsepe

He is the head of the Shanduka Group with an estimated net worth of R550 million in the bank. He is also a key player within the echelons of the African Nation Congress, South Africa’s leading party. In fact, the party’s vice president has already been tipped as the country’s next president.

His discernible ambition strikes a perfect match with that of his wife, Tshepo Motsepe. If that surname sounds familiar, it is because she is the older sister of the country’s richest man, Patrice Motsepe. Bur really that is besides the point.

Dr. Tshepo is a doctor by profession (although her resume has seen her taking a leadership position in various organisations and projects). Not only does she have a huge mind, she is in the ASHA early Childhood and Development Board of Trustees.

Basetsana & Romeo Khumalo

They maintain a fairly low profile away from the camera, but 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.

Shona and Connie Ferguson

The Fergies constitute a fierce South Africa media power house couple. Married since forever, the lovebirds have not let their numerious profiles as actors, entrepreneurs and brand ambassadors come in the way of their resilient romance.

Most notably, they both star on Mzansi’s best drama series, Rockville. The show is created and produced by their production company. On the other hand, Connie is back as the lead actress on the country’s highest rated soapie, Generations The Legacy.

Black Coffee & Mbalenhle

The biggest DJ in South Africa and Mbalenhle Mlotshwa have a lot in common, like succeeding numerous gigs to make sure the income flow stays sorted.

He is now considered the biggest vynal DJ to have emerged from this part of the world, and endorsement deals have rang to that effect. She takes on TV presenting and acting at the same time. And together, they contribute substantially to the bills.

Pearl Thusi & Robert Marawa

Too soon? These two have yet to confirm their love locked bliss but we shall let them conduct their lives privately. But fact is we know.

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Although not married, we can safely say together they birth a force to be reckoned with. Robert Marawa is the highest paid sports presenter in South Africa. The Sports presenter holds down several gigs, all which draw consistent high ratings.

Pearl is the juggle radio presenting, TV presenting, modelling and motherhood with ease.

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