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Precious Moloi-Motsepe (born 2 August 1964 in Soweto) is an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. Over the years, South Africa has recorded many successful women and Precious is not left out.

The fashion entrepreneur is a strong and notable woman in the country. She has made a notable impact and could boast as one of the women who managed to make it in the business regardless of men dominating.

It is worthy to mention that she has earned her many recognitions and is a personality that has inspired many South African women. In 2012, Precious Moloi-Motsepe was named “the most influential woman in South Africa.

Apart from being an entrepreneur, she is also kind-hearted and runs charities to boost the standard of living of many. Precious started many establishments and projects to educate women.

Profile

Precious Moloi-Motsepe biography
An interview session with Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe at The Africa Fashion Awards (2013). Image Edited by Author.
NamePrecious Moloi-Motsepe
Born2 August 1964 (age 57 years)
Soweto
TitleDr.
GenderFemale
NationalitySouth African
EducationMBBCh
Alma materWits University
HusbandPatrice Motsepe
ChildrenKgotsi, Kabelo, Thlopie
ProfessionFashion entrepreneur, philanthropist

Background

The popular fashion entrepreneur was born on 2 August 1964 and the place of birth is in Soweto, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Precious Moloi-Motsepe is 57 years old.

Education

She attended the University of Witwatersrand (Wits University). In 1982, Precious enrolled in the institution to study for an MBBCh degree graduated in 1987. She then became a general practitioner and hospital physician.

She also holds a diploma in Children’s health. Upon furthering her academic pursuit, she attended the Stellenbosch University. She graduated from the institution with a diploma in Women and Reproductive Health.

Husband

Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe is married to Patrice Motsepe, a mining billionaire businessperson. The couple cemented their union with a wedding in 1989.

The couple is happily married and the love they share made three (3) children; Kgotsi, Kabelo, and Thlopie. She resides in the city of Johannesburg with her family.

Career

Apart from being a loving mother and wife, she is also a fashion designer. She boasts of over two decades of experience as a general practitioner.

She worked for the Medical College of Virginia. During her days there, she developed an interest in women’s health and it waxed strong. In 1993, she came back to the country and started one of the first women’s health clinics in Johannesburg. 

Dr. Motsepe is the founder of the Motsepe Family Foundation and was established in 1995. In 2017, she led the organization.

Dr. Precious’s strong interest in Fashion gave birth to African Fashion International. The organization serves as a source of encouragement to young designers in South Africa.

She has also run notable events in the country including Mercedes-Benz Fashion week in the city of Johannesburg and Cape Town.

In November 2019, following an announcement Moloi-Motsepe was to succeed Gra├ža Machel as the chancellor of the University of Cape Town. She was to sit on the position on January 1, 2020.

She made it on the list of “Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women” in 2020 by Forbes 2020.

Wealth

Her family is also known in South Africa and beyond. According to Forbes, her family has an estimated net worth of around US$2,500,000,000 making them “South Africa’s wealthiest black couple”.

The couple however made their intention to donate half their wealth. They are the first couple from the African continent to make “The Giving Pledge”.

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