A year later, in October 2008 Ndalo Media launched www.destinyconnect.com (DestinyConnect), a business and lifestyle online social network where DESTINY readers and other business-minded women - and men – connect, forge business relationships and inspire each other. In the seven months since its deployment, DestinyConnect has attracted more than 10 000 registered users making it one of SA’s fastest-growing professional networks.
Following on DESTINY’s success, Ndalo Media launched DESTINY MAN in June 2009. It will be published six times a year as an alternate monthly publication and will be accompanied by and interactive business and lifestyle website to be launched in July 2009. DESTINY MAN is aimed at accomplished, self-assured, affluent, stylish and business-minded South African men. It is the only men’s magazine in the country that combines compelling business content with fashion, grooming and lifestyle. Readers of DESTINY MAN are aged 25+, in LSM 7-10, with a minimum of matric education. DESTINY MAN will be further supported by a social media website: www.destinyman.com.
Editor-in-chief of DESTINY MAN is acclaimed financial journalist and former Business Report editor Jabulani Sikhakhane.
Khanyi Dhlomo, managing director of Ndalo Media and founder of both DESTINY and DESTINY MAN, is no stranger to South African media.
In addition to winning awards as a television news and lifestyle anchor, Khanyi was editor of the women’s magazine, True Love, for 8 years where she not only doubled the publication’s readership and circulation, but also received accolades including the AdVantage Magazine Editor of the Year Award in 2001. True Love was also voted Consumer Magazine of the Year by Advantage in 2001.
In 2003, she was named one of the most influential women in South African media by The Media magazine. Since 2003 Khanyi has been abroad, first in Paris where she was head of SA Tourism in France and then in the USA where she completed an MBA at Harvard Business School in June 2007. She is now based in South Africa.
Khanyi also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications and Industrial Psychology from the University of South Africa (UNISA). She holds a certificate in Media Management from the University of Stellenbosch Business School and is a former Alumnus of the Year of the business school.
In 2008, Khanyi was nominated for the Vodacom Women in The Media Awards which honour remarkable women who have made tremendous strides in the media industry.