Nicolette Mashile is a Bushbuckrige born entrepreneur and media personality who is building a unique brand using her experiences to inspire and educate some of the people that have been captivated by her infectious personality through her talk show Assertiveness (on GauTV on DStv channel 265) and Financial Literacy Facebook Page.

Born and raised in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, Nicolette’s first challenge as a child was moving from home in order to have access to a good education. After successfully completing her high schooling, she went on to study Social Studies and Communication at the Rhodes University in Rhodes. After not being able to complete her degree, she moved to Johannesburg where she used that adversity to enrol at UNISA where she eventually completed her honours in Integrated Communication. She jokes about her Diploma in Sports Management as an escape.

As a believer in self-investment, Nicolette also enrolled for the TV and Radio presenting programme at On Cue Communications which equipped her with the necessary skills for TV and radio. She worked as a client services director in an advertising agency before taking the leap to full time self-employment.

When she is not on the set of Generations where she portrays the role of Cynthia or Assertiveness where she discusses youth issues and how young people can move South Africa forward, she is on the road speaking to ordinary South Africans about financial literacy through her #BerekaMosadi platform which is one of the pillars under her company, Bunch of Winnaz.

She started off the year with the #BerekaPowWow which was aimed at giving attendees information and getting them into the right frame of mind to start taking charge of their own finances. This was followed by the Property Masterclass in which she shared her experiences with buying four properties and offered guidance on how to buy property for investment.

For those who are unable to attend these events, Nicolette shares most of the content on her 47 000 follower-strong Facebook page and YouTube channel. Some of the topics she discusses include black tax, how to become debt free as well as what to look out for when looking at savings and investment options.