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Samke S Mhlongo

Samke S Mhlongo





Who Is Samke S Mhlongo

Samke Mhlongo is Founder and Chief Executive of The Next Chapter (“TNC”) Wealth Partners – a personal and small business wealth coaching consultancy that partners with various industry experts to provide financial wellness and coaching services to individuals and small businesses.

Through her consultancy, this ex-private banker and SETA accredited trainer has established herself as an international wealth coach whose repeat clients include Anglo American and Standard Bank, and whose presentations have been delivered across South Africa through to Kenya and Cyprus.

Her business accolades include being named MIPAD Top 100 Most Influential Persons of African Descent Class of 2018, Entrepreneur Magazine Top 50 Black African Women Entrepreneurs to Watch 2018, and Brand SA “Play Your Part” Ambassador in the field of Entrepreneurship.

Mhlongo also promotes financial literacy as resident finance columnist for BONA magazine; a South African glossy with over 3million readers; and as presenter of the daily FreshBIZ report on Metro FM, South Africa’s largest commercial radio station with over 4million listeners.

Mhlongo sharpened her finance expertise during her 7-year tenure at Investec Specialist Bank and Asset Manager. She is also the youngest board member of state-owned mineral research technology agency MINTEK and sits on its Audit & Risk Committee.

Mhlongo holds an Accounting degree from the University of Cape Town, Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the Wits Business School, and an MBA from the same college completed with a dissertation titled Factors contributing to over-indebtedness of black South African females.


2017 - Current

2016 - 2019

2018 - 2019

2010 - 2017


2008 - 2009

Personal Finance at TNC Wealth Partners

Member of the Board of Directors at Mintek

Business Anchor of the Fresh Breakfast Show at Metro FM

Private Banker at Investec Private Bank

Specialised Banking Consultant at Investec Private Bank

Audit Clerk at Mazars Moores Rowland




They say the fall is only as great as the ability to rise, and The Belters know plenty about going both ways. Growing up in the best schools and moving in the continent’s aristocratic circles, the road to carving out their ideal life is clear. But that path is rarely straight, and for the four university friends, the sharp turn into teenage pregnancy, infidelity and the erosion of love’s grand illusion delivers blows that would derail most.

Chic and haughty, entitled and oblivious, Lolo, Nala, Runako and Qhayiya, aka The Belters, grow to realise that while flair is hard work, it doesn’t work hard enough.

Nala learns the hard way that a trust fund is finite, but death isn’t. Lolo discovers that everyone betrays everyone sometime in life. Runako realises that the heavier the carats, the harder it is to run, and Qhayiya finds herself in a world where saints, monsters and bystanders are the same people.

With sharp wit and the wisdom of hindsight, Ringfence reflects on four lives that touch the foot of heaven, fall to the depths of hell, and grow to become women whose hard-earned insights cut right to the heart of Africa’s elite.


“Samke is a resilient and determined young professional, with a great ability to build relationships and who has a natural ability as a Client Consultant. In the time that I have worked with Samke, she has displayed professionalism, integrity and an open and honest approach to her work. She is a well spoken, self starter who will make great strides in her professional career.” 

- Mmabatho Ramatlhare People Consultant & Leadership Coach -

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