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South Africa’s first lady of song Sibongile Khumalo opens up about money

1 August 2016 8:08 PM
"Money is a tool that must be respected and taken care of," says Khumalo in this interview with Bruce Whitfield.

There couldn’t have been a lot of money around. But there was no stressing about it.

Sibongile Khumalo

I have more than I need.

Sibongile Khumalo

I’m not always comfortable talking about money

Sibongile Khumalo

Each week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.

This week he interviewed Sibongile Khumalo, South Africa’s first lady of song.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

(Click here for previous celebrities such as Barry Roux, Tim Noakes, Zolani Mahola, John Kani and many more...)

I wanted to go to Wits. But the Minister of the Interior said I should go to a black university that offered music.

Sibongile Khumalo

Studying at university proves to yourself that you are teachable.

Sibongile Khumalo

You don’t have to go to university, but it helps.

Sibongile Khumalo

My earliest memory of money is being given R5 each week as pocket money. It was a fortune! But, by the Wednesday it was finished.

Sibongile Khumalo

I don’t remember ever thinking of money as the be all and end all.

Sibongile Khumalo

I love nice things!

Sibongile Khumalo

We weren’t rich, but we had a very happy home.

Sibongile Khumalo

Money is a tool to use to do the things you need to do.

Sibongile Khumalo

I’m learning to do without nice things.

Sibongile Khumalo

I’m not a ‘label’ person.

Sibongile Khumalo

I have a retirement annuity.

Sibongile Khumalo

Money is a tool that must be respected and taken care of.

Sibongile Khumalo

The best money decision I’ve taken is to buy a grand piano for my home.

Sibongile Khumalo

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1 August 2016 8:08 PM

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