Alison Botha Bio, Age, Husband and Net Worth

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Alison Botha is a renowned South African motivational speaker, Author and insurance broker born on September 22, 1967 at Port Elizabeth in South Africa.

Alison grew up with her mother and older brother Neal. She was just ten years of age when her parents divorced so her mother took custody of them.

Alison Botha educational background

After Alison’s completion of elementary school, she enrolled in the Collegiate High School for Girls, Port Elizabeth and graduated as the heard girl in the year 1985.

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After completing her high school, she traveled around for a while and then began her work as an insurance broker. She worked there for some years before stepping down.

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Alison as an author published a book in 1998 titled I have a Life. The book was ghostwritten by Marieann Thamm it was then translated into seven languages. It became a bestseller, selling over 90,000 copies world wide. Later in 2002, Alison published her second book titled For the Tough Times.


A movie based on her attack and the book was offered to Alison. She wanted to supervise the contents of the movie hence withholding the rights of the story until she came to an amicable agreement with Uga Carlini who is the director and writer of the movie.

Carlini was influenced by Alison’s speech at a Rugby field in the year 1999. She wanted to impact her spirit in the movie and worked hand in hand with Alison to deliver the best version of the story.

Alison Botha
Alison Botha

Alison walked through her tale as a narrator with artistic representation in the movie. It’s a human story, Alison detailed in an interview. Further more, she made it clear that she’s aware that the movie is about violence and rape but it hits everyone.

In 2016, the movie was released and was the first movie in the history of South African cinema to get the opportunity to be selected in the Dances With Films of the Los Angeles Indie Fest. However, Carlini then won the Best Director and the Best Screenplay award at the 2019 International innovation Film Festival (IIFF) for her work.

Alison was again featured in a short biography named The Butterfly Revolution which was inspired by the 1999 controversial Charlize Theron Real men don’t rape campaign.

Marital status

Alison and Tiennie were longtime friends who shared the same ground in their friendship and eventually fell in love with each other. They tied the knot in February 1997 and welcomed their first seed on November 14, 2003. They named their first child Daniel and later gave birth to the second child Matthew in 2006.

Shortly after the release of Carlini’s movie, Alison and Carlini find out that all the prison inmates who were convicted before October 2004 were due to be released. The rule applied to Du Toit and Kruger.

Alison Botha kidnap

Alison was kidnapped in a place close to her house in the County South Africa in December 1994 when he was 27 years of age. She suffered rape, stabbed and later disemboweled during the night.

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Finally after severing her throat sixteen times to ensure her death, but she still survived it. Though nobody expected her to survive since she sustained many deep injuries but she did.

Her inner strength and determination with lack of bitterness, calmness and modesty all contributed to her ability to capture the attention of South Africa and the world at large.

However, in 1995, she got the opportunity to receive the coveted Rotarian Paul Harris Award for Courage Beyond the Norm.

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