Carol Bouwer Biography
Carol Bouwer is a South African television presenter, producer, former actress. She is the founder and CEO of Carol Bouwer productions. She is popularly known for hosting and later producing the a talk show Motswako, The Mix that airs on SABC.
Carol Bouwer Age | Carol Bouwer Birthday
Carol Bouwer usually celebrate her birthday in the month of July.
Carol Bouwer Career
Carol was a cast member of Generations and she played the role of between 1994 to 1996. Her career in media began when she started presenting job on a commercial channel but her big break when she got an opportunity to present Buzz, a youth dating show.
Carol Bouwer Production is a television production company that aims to produce intelligent, content rich programming from a refreshed and innovative place for both local and international audiences.
They have produced a women’s talk show Motswako which airs on SABC 2 every Monday at 21 hr 30 which is a compeling women talk show. Amongst other notable shows are Hooked, The A list, The Final Verdict, Mara and Friends, Nowhereland as well as their collaboration with Tswelopele on No Reservations.
Carol Bouwer and Family
Carol Bouwer is married to Edward Bouwer. She likes to keep her life private and therefore not much information is known about her family.
Carol Bouwer Husband – Carol Bouwer Wedding
She is married to Edward Bouwer since 2000. The couple tied knot in April on the beautiful island of Nassau in the Bahamas. In April 2018, they celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary. Carol shared a touching message on her social media.
It was only when I understood that I was complete that I could be part of a meaningful union… it was only when I knew that I was enough that I could make room to love! May the next 18 years be filled with more love, warmth, wisdom, laughter, pathos, unity, generosity, philanthropy, curiosity and the kind of drive we celebrate today as we mark 18 years of marriage… May every hug be lingering and warm, may every kiss be sweet and may every argument elevate us to a higher consciousness. I love you Edward Bouwer and I celebrate our union today and always! Happy anniversary to everyone who shares this special day with us including my brother @kgololego and his stunning wife @lera_mogale ❤️ #loveistheanswer
Carol Bouwer Instagram
A very good morning friends. Just a reminder that you are equal to every challenge that you may face today! When the word says “He will not bring you to it if He cannot take you through it” it is not a rhyme , there is reason behind every word. I wish you a joyful week and not necessarily one without obstacles but one laden with victorious moments that remind you WHOSE YOU ARE! Love you all ??????
Carol Bouwer chats 2017 Mbokodo Awards
Carol Bouwer Interview
What was your childhood Ambition?
Carol Bouwer: I always wanted to be a psychologist even though in my mother’s recollection I wanted to be a teacher. She reminds me of how I used to beat up walls and do spelling tests with my teddy bears (I never had dolls) but the most vivid memory for me is of wanting to be a psychologist and being proud of being able to spell the word. I guess as a township girl that must have been a big deal for me… hahaha
Who influenced your life?
Carol Bouwer: Definitely being raised by a strong woman. I look at my mom to this day in absolute awe of the confidence with which she inhabits the world. Equality is ingrained in her DNA and she has never asked for permission to exist as a woman, she has in fact taught many about respecting their own station in society without seeking approval.
Your educational background and life in varsity/ your life in the public domain and in your private space?
Carol Bouwer: I continue to pursue my studies and now with Regent and I firmly believe that may change soon as despite my age, I have begun to believe I should have studied law and hope it is not too late at age 42. Interestingly in my acting days, I believe I portrayed the role well so all I have to do now is acquire the correct skills and maybe that will allow me to contribute to our country in the future from a legal perspective not politically.
Your first job?
Carol Bouwer: Washing teddy bears at R5 each for my mom and my aunt. From a formal employment perspective, my first job was as a host on Teleschool which was on what was then known as TV1- it felt like breaking barriers having a lead role on a network that was reserved for those who did not look like me but such was our evolving country at the time.
How do you keep fit ?
Carol Bouwer: I am terribly unfit and cannot exercise but I walk a lot! Living between Cape Town and Amsterdam where my husband comes from obviously allows one to have a grounded life as they are walking cities where you don’t have to be confined to a car.
Your political involvements and when did you get involved in politics.
Carol Bouwer: I am political in the sense that I am opinionated about world politics and am not afraid to share my thoughts but I could never get involved as I am emotional at times. I care about about the displaced women in Syria as much as I worry about our own political flux, I care about women choosing to snub Hillary Clinton as much as I care about the fact that Africa only has one female president currently! I care too much to ever get involved…
What is your source of happiness?
Carol Bouwer: My family. Being with Edward and Danté is the epitome of joy for me- we could be anywhere but for as long as we are together I am content.
What in todays society is a cause of concern?
Carol Bouwer: Abuse of the voiceless. Whether it is a journalist who gets paid to besmirch your name in the name of pursuit of the truth or abuse of funds intended for those who need them the most. When our franchise was attained as a nation it was with the spirit of building together and creating a Utopia that seems now so elusive because of our disregard for those who can’t match our own sense of limited power. I believe in a world that grows from a sense of love and service. Being available for and to others, being of service and being a nurturing force towards young and old is the only hope we have in attaining true nation building. Thankfully I have never been one to give up…
What are you passionate about?
Carol Bouwer: Right now? Rebuilding my business… I was in a state of depression for a long time and let go of the levers so this year I am slowly re-instatimg myself as CEO and rebuilding Motswako in the hope of making it number one again, I guess technically as the only women’s talk show geared towards the empowerment of African women it is number one. But I need the show to regain it’s dominant position again not for ego but so I can have the leverage to use it as a force for change again. We are also pursuing other media opportunities and hoping for success in that regard…
What is your ultimate driving force?
Carol Bouwer: Making a positive impact… if I can’t influence your life positively I simply don’t get involved and J reckon that has served me well this far
What can you not do without in a day ?
Carol Bouwer: Human interaction… I love people, bizarre for one as shy as I am but I thrive on being surrounded by positive impactful and hungry souls wishing to explore together.
What are your biggest achievements?
Carol Bouwer: Please write them on my tomb
What are your biggest disappointments?
Carol Bouwer: Onwards and upwards hey! Never backwards…
If you were not in this particular career, which career would you be in?
Carol Bouwer: I would be a tennis player. Mr Govender at school used to say I had a talent- I seem to have passed it onto Danté as he beats me all the time.
Radio or Television, why?
Carol Bouwer: Books… the sense of escape and wonder is more enriching and you become an active participant as you can colour the landscapes with your own hues and you can all read the same book and have a myriad of interpretations and journeys. Books absolutely…
How religious are you?
Carol Bouwer: Modestly so… I believe in God but I reckon my interpretation is less fanatical than most and if I unpack I may begin the next world war before Trump.
What could you have done better in life ?
Carol Bouwer: So many things, but wow how many lessons would I have missed?
In your next life what would your career be?
Carol Bouwer: I doubt I would want one… I would travel the world and spend time at Ashrams around the world being of service to others and seeking light while imparting the same. With age I have come to understand that I enjoy the comforts of life but can do without as I have discovered my source of happiness is totally devoid of my wallet… that for me is joy
Top 5 things to do before you retire?
- Get the movie I wrote onto screen
- write more
- Create more jobs across all the businesses we are in
- Ensure more of the people who work with or for me are able to start their own businesses as a result of knowledge one shares
- Become an ambassador of a life conscientiously lived
Personal life scale card from 1-10?
Carol Bouwer: I can’t play this game darling… I am too busy living my best and most authentic life to keep score