17 December 1974
Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
|Residence||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Education||University of Witwatersrand, BA Communications and Industrial Psychology |
MBA Harvard Business School
|Known for||Destiny, various business ventures|
|Partner(s)||Dr Sthembiso Mkhize (1992–2003) |
Chinezi Chijioke (2009–present)
Dhlomo is the daughter of Oscar Dhlomo[a] She went to school at Durban Girls' College, in Durban, while there she won the Thandi Face Cover Girl competition at the age of 16, which sparked her interest in media.
At the age of 22 Dhlomo was appointed as editor of the magazine, True Love. 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 with a circulation of 1.9 million, Dhlomo stepped down as editor. Following her failed marriage she 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 magazine, Destiny. In 2008 Dhlomo launched DestinyConnect.com which serves as the online extension of Destiny magazine and in July 2009 Destiny Man, edited by Kojo Baffoe was launched together with its online extension DestinyMan.com.
In 2013, Dhlomo launched the boutique department store, Luminance.
- 2001 AdVantage Magazine Editor of the Year
- Most Influential Woman in South African Media 2003
- Oscar Dhlomo was member of the KwaZulu Legislative Assembly for Umbumbulu, Minister of Education and Culture, KwaZulu, Secretary General, Inkatha yeNkululeko yeSizwe, Executive Chairman, Institute for Multi-Party Democracy
- "Khanyi Dhlomo - BoF 500 - The People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry". Business of Fashion. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
- "Khanyi files for divorce". City Press. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
- "Oscar Dumisani Dhlomo". South African History Online. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
- "Who is Khanyi Dhlomo?". Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
- "Winning Women – Khanyi Dhlomo: The glimmer of success". City Press. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
- Mfonobong Nsehe (6 June 2011). "Africas Most Successful Women – Khanyi Dhlomo". Forbes. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
- "Luminance boutique department store launches in Hyde Park". Destiny Connect. Retrieved 2 May 2014.