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Masechaba Ndlovu

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Masechaba was born in Lusaka, Zambia , a product of exile & the offspring of Soweto-born revolutionaries. She spent the first 5 years of her life in Zambia & Zimbabwe. Thereafter she spent a significant amount of time with her grandmother in Dube, Soweto. She joined her parents in the United States where she spent 7 of her most formative years in California. She began writing at the age of 6 & her short stories were published in Children’s magazines in the United States. She is passionate about personal development and youth empowerment.

Masechaba Ndlovu Currently hosts the SAfm focal point between 3 and 6pm as a guest presenter for the Month of August. She has helped develop the broadcast landscape as a TV & radio Content Producer, Presenter and a lecturer. For years, Masechaba has run classes facilitating interview skills training, On-camera training as well confidence coaching. She hosted The Drive Show on Metro FM for 2 successful years. At the age of 23, she was nominated in the 2007 SABC NEWS Awards in the best presenter: current affairs category.  Masechaba is a Pan-African brand who has interviewed international heads of state; Captains of Industry and some of the most influential newsmakers of our time. She the pioneering anchor of eNews Africa Masechaba is a highly skilled interviewer with a passion for people.

Masechaba created a hugely popular show, Power Life, that won an Award at the 2014 MTN Radio Awards. Masechaba is the brainchild of the show and produced and hosted it from 2013-2017.

Masechaba has hosted one of the longest running and most successful TV talkshows in Africa- The Big Debate, on etv (now SABC). This is a highly engaging and grueling debate platform that requires a seasoned broadcaster who is well researched and is able to think on their feet. She also facilitates dialogues and debates off-air.

Career History (TV)

  • 2012 Anchor: The Big Break Legacy (SABC2)
  • 2011: Anchor: One Day Leader LIVE (SABC1)
  • 2009-2011: Primetime Anchor e News Africa (e NEWS Channel)
  • 2007-2009: Producer & Anchor Weekend Live (SABC NEWS)
  • 2004-2006: Producer & Anchor Afro Showbiz NEWS (SABC Africa)
  • 2003-2004: Producer & Anchor into Africa (SABC Africa)

Media Credentials

Masechaba was nominated in the 2012 Ikusasa Awards, under ONAIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR: TV.

November 2012, Masechaba launched the Y-age entrepreneurship programme (Gauteng Economic Development) LIVE on CNBC.

November 2012: She facilitated the ‘Financial Wellness Seminar’ hosted by Old Mutual & Loocha Magazine (SA’s coolest entrepreneurship youth magazine)

She hosted the 2008 Highway Africa, the largest gathering of African journalists in the world. (broadcast live on SABC International)

Hosted the Africa On-Screen film festival for 2 consecutive years (2007 & 2008)

Hosted the 2007 African Pride & Old Mutual Vukani Fashion Awards

Awards (a prestigious annual Pan-African ceremony that honours top African designers

Masechaba is the education ambassador for Kagiso Trust for 3 consecutive years.

She has facilitated the Oliver Tambo Centenary Memorial Lecture where Thabo Mbeki was the keynote speaker. The event was broadcast live on every major NEWS network including eNCA and SABC NEWS (October 2017).

She regularly facilitates conferences for the CSIR, including the

#NEPADSanBio(sciences) Conference.

She launched the OR Tambo Centenary Coin at the South African

Mint (October 2017)

She hosted the National Lilizela Tourism Awards (October 2017)

She facilitated the Beyers Naude Memorial Lecture at the University of Zululand, where Thuli Madonsela was the keynote speaker (March 2018).

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