Alison Botha - Updated Jun 2024

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Alison Botha

Alison Botha is a well-known motivational and inspirational speaker whose history has motivated a lot of people, especially women. Alison Botha experienced a very horrific attack when she was 27, by a knife-wielding man that almost killed her but she survived. That experience encouraged her to become a motivational speaker and writer.

Early Life

Alison Botha was born on September 12, 1967, in Port Elizabeth, Gqeberha, South Africa. She is 55 years old (as of 2022) under the astrological sign Virgo. Talking about her nationality, she holds South African nationality while her ethnicity is not mentioned.

Regarding her family background, Her parents Brian (Father) and Claire (Mother) got apart when she was just 10 years old. After their separation, Alison and her brother Neale were raised by their mother.

Besides that, there is no other information about her grandparents, relatives, or any other family members.

Alison Botha

Caption: Alison Botha with her son and husband source: PressReader.

Speaking of her educational background, Alison graduated from Motivational Speaker in Port Elizabeth and was the head girl for the school during her time there. There is no information about what she did after graduating from Collegiate High School.

Sexual Assault

On December 18, 1994, When Botha was returning to her apartment in Port Elizabeth after spending nighttime with her friends, she was threatened by a guy carrying a knife. Then the assailant ordered her to move to the next seat and drove her car to pick up his accessory.

The criminals took her to a secluded area on the outskirts of the town. The name of the criminals was  Frans du Toit and Theuns Kruger. First, they raped her and tried to choke her.

However, they stabbed her in the stomach 37 times as Theuns wanted to tear down her reproductive organs. After that, they left her to die with multiple wounds all over her body. The criminals were sentenced to life imprisonment without parole after being convicted.


Even after facing such a destructive experience, Alison has been dealing with the concussion and still succeeds forward. She has gone on to motivate a few movies and books about her and the sexual abuse she had in the past. She has hosted a lot of inspirational programs throughout her career.

Moreover, Popular writer Marianne Thamm approached Alison to write a book on her experience and to tell the world about the struggle she had to survive in her life.  In 1998, the book titled ‘I Have Life: Alison’s Journey’ was published.

Alison Botha

Caption: The book ‘I Have Life: Alison’s Journey’ source: TimesLIVE.

The book was translated into seven different languages due to its increased popularity and was sold over 90,000 copies worldwide. Likewise, in 2002, Alison published a second book called ‘For the Tough Times’. Furthermore, the documentary ‘Alison’ was released on May 30, 2016.

Net Worth 2023

Alison Botha has earned a huge amount of money through his hard work and brilliance. Her estimated net worth is around $800K as of 2022.

Personal Life

Talking about her love life, Alison is currently married to Tienie Botha. The two met a year after her attack at a friend’s house. Her husband has been a continuous help in everything she does and has helped her heal as well.

Together they were blessed with two sons named Daniel Botha (born on November 13, 2003) and Matthew Botha (born on November 2006). Despite undergoing a terrible incident, Alison has been able to recover and live a wonderful life with her family.

Alison Botha

Caption: Alison’s sons Daniel Botha and Matthew Botha source: Abc Fact.

Alison Botha – Body Measurements

Alison Botha is very pretty and beautiful, undoubtedly. She has grey pairs of beautiful eyes and black hair color. However, there is no other information concerning her height, weight, and other body measurements available in the media.

Alison Botha – Social Media

Talking about her social media presence, Alison Botha is active on her Twitter account @Alison Botha with 298 followers. She also has 6.7K followers on Facebook. Besides that, she is not active on other social media sites.




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