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Ashraf Garda has been described as both the Broadcast Authority and Talk Radio Authority  by his peers. He  describes himself  as a conversation architect, using  conversations to build people to help build a champion nation .

Ashraf Garda hosts The National Pulse weekdays 3-6pm 

This marks his return to SAfm Radio after an absence of 5 years. Back then he hosted the Afternoon Talk Show and the Sunday morning marketing and communications show Media@SAfm show .  

Having a pulse on the nation is an extension of the DNA of Ashraf’s purpose . He is  the co-founder and Chief Champion Spotter of the Champion South Africa project , a movement  with the vision to build South Africa into a champion nation 

He career as a broadcaster started at community radio stationThe Voice 94.5fm followed by a 5 year stint as sports host on 5fm 

He was used by  CNN , Al Jazeera  and CBC Canada as an analyst throughout the 2010 FIFA World Cup.  

His natural disposition for the big issues led him to a current affairs path - firstly with SAfm and then as host of the Investigative journalism TV show Special assignment which he hosted for 3 ½ years.  

He has embraced the digital age and is an avid content creator, podcaster and hosts Twitter X Spaces debates including the  A Seat At The Table 

It is a measure of Ashraf Garda’s national stature that he was appointed to serve his country as the MC for the opening day of the BRICS Summit 2023  and 2018 

He is a member of the prestigious Council of Champions that forms part of the Centre for Social Justice chaired by  Prof Thuli Madonsela  and he serves on the judging panel for the annual Social Justice Champion Awards 

In 2023  he was chosen by the Treeshake movement as one of their 27 Changemakers working towards a more United nation . 

An accomplished Programme Director / Moderator  he has taken Centre stage for the following high profile events 

  • Programme Director of  the BRICS Summit  of 2018 and 2023  
  • The  2025 Annual Social Justice Lecture hosted delivered
  •  by Public Protector Adv Kholeka Gcaleka 
  • The IATF 2023 ( Intra- African Trade Fair in Cairo , Egypt) 
  • The  Solidarity Fund Media Briefings 
  • Launch of the International Expert Gathering in Dubai 
  • Productivity SA Awards
  • Premier David Makhura's Gauteng MidTerm review 
  • Proudly South African Buy Local Summit 
  • The Ubuntu Awards (the keynote address was delivered by Archbishop
  •  Desmond Tutu) 
  • The International Public Relations - IPRA Golden World  Awards  
  • Prism Awards 

Ashraf Garda’s purpose  is to champion people because “champion people build champion nations” . Understandable then that he is at the Centre of conversations  to find and embrace South Africa’s national purpose 

He is active on all social media platforms - follow him @AshrafGarda 


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