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Rufus ‘DJ RHEE’ Moremi is a Driven, Determined, Hard/Smart working, Fervent, Dedicated, Respectful, entrepreneur,DJ,TV and Radio Host.Born and bred in a Township Grasmere South of Johannesburg. Growing up always aspiring to be an Entrepreneur,DJ,TV and Radio personality.He eventually developed a passion to be a Media personality/Entrepreneur. As time went by he found media as a greatest tool to change his life and others. During school holidays he would hang around at SABC,Urban Brew and Red Pepper studios and search opportunities of getting in the industry. He met one of his mentor Sbusiso “Dj Sbu”Leope at TS Records offices in Richmond.Sbu used to invite Rhee to come in TV studios to observe when shooting his show Friends like These on SABC , on his Radio shows and to gigs where ever he DJ to learn the ropes of the industry. Since then DJ RHEE never looked back… TV Career DJ Rhee started doing work on lot of local productions like Generations,Muvhango, Rhythm City,commercials and Drama Series playing lighting Tech on Generations,Homeless boy on Place Called Home. He then became guest presenter on Yotv Wildroom.It was in 2008 when his first TV gig came on SOWETO TV as a host of the show Dlala Ngeringas. He went on to present music lounge on SABC 1. He also auditioned f SABC1 LIVE AMP show and Friends Like These presenter search and was nominated in the Top 2 on both shows with Warras and Trevor Gumbi. DJ Rhee previously hosted a magazine show called iLifestyle on SABC 1,which is was 2nd most watched magazine show in the country with approx 5Million Viewers on Episode. He is currently Hosting a Youth Show called BIG UP on Sabc 1 every Sundays 12:00pm with approx 6Million Viewrs. Radio/Music Career In 2009 DJ RHEE recorded his 1st radio demo that got him a gig at Radio Station (Commuter FM). He later got into Vodacom Radio as On Air DJ Hosting Friday Afternoon drive. From 2014 DJ RHEE has been a host of a breakfast show at TransAfricaRadio. Social Responsibility Giving back to the community is what DJ RHEE does every day using the brand and the influence that he has through the various media platforms(TV,DJ and RADIO) by making difference in the community. DJ RHEE has weekly motivational talks at high schools /tertiary institutions to inspire youth and speak about the importance of education and lot of other social life issues. Entrepreneur DJ Rhee owns his Media Company which is a division of projects he does in Media and Marketing space part of it being the Two major Social events he host annually #DJRheeBenefitShow and #EasterMusicShow Music/DJ DJ Rhee he is a mix DJ, performing at different types of social events Besides his own events he does he is also part of the CanDo Tour Festival that is done by Road Show Marketing Company.He was a Guest mix DJ on YFM drive time show,FormerResidentmixDJ every Fridays on Khozi FM Drive.He is a Resident Mix DJ on a Music Show o KasiVibe on SowetoTV Fridays AT 14:45.
Kamoo has always been in love with the world of the arts and entertainment, she realised how huge of a passion she has for the arts in high school when she took part in her former high school’s House Plays. She also started (Hip Hop) dancing as a hobby in 2006 (in grade 10), which lead her into gaining interest in learning other styles of dance such as CONTEMPORARY dancing, where she performed a piece for the high school fashion show in 2008 (then in matric). Kamoo sings second alto at church with the church youth league- and that gave her the urge to enter the High School Musical SA Edition competition, where she made it to the second round.
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As the Operations member of Basic Jonathan Productions a company she currently operates with Jonathan Ramotsei they strive to be the inspirational soul for youngsters. One project that has elevated the company is the Miss Teen Soweto pageant operating in its 5th year; it gives a platform to teenage Sowetan girls to be exposed to many opportunities that lie beyond the beauty and modelling industry. The competition has attracted sponsorships from various well-known brands and is currently running as a reality TV concept on Soweto TV.
Nimrod Nkosi is the current face and presenter of The National Lottery. Fondly known as the "Lotto Man", Nimrod has endeared himself to the South African Lotto playing public, putting him on par with the world’s best in Lotto Presenting and or Presenters. It must be brought to attention that Nimrod Nkosi plays a pivotal role in the creative process i.e. script writing, audience motivation and performance not only for The National Lottery but for Corporate and Private Clients as well. His experience and execution of Television and Corporate in-house Game Shows has earned him the title of “The Ultimate Games Master”. Most of his bookings are repeated due to popular demand. Word of mouth has played a pivotal role in this regard. He is currently the Presenter, Producer and Director of his own Late Night Show titled ‘Your Late Mate’ on Soweto TV – DSTV Channel 251; which flights every Saturday 19:00pm – 20:00pm.
Born Sindisiwe Mpahlwa but to those near and dear known as Cinderella. Raised in Kwa-Mashu a township just outside Durban, at the age of nine years she moved to East London to live with her mother. She has always wanted to be in the entertainment industry and at eighteen she appeared on the then popular youth show, Jam Alley finding her passion for writing and poetry. After matriculating in Johannesburg, she moved to Cape Town and enrolled at the University of the Western Cape to study her Bachelor of Arts degree in Language and Communication, majoring in Political Science and Communications. Whilst at the University of the Western Cape, she joined the drama group Brown Paper Studios, led by the American lecturer Judyie Bilal where her passiona for drama and the arts was ignited. After attaining her Degree, Sindi moved back to Johannesburg and was employed at Virgin Mobile as a customer service consultant progressing to work at the marketing Department doing Public Relations and Events. At the end of 2008, she interned at Soweto TV, growing within the medium of Producing and in 2009, she resigned at Virgin Mobile and joined the Soweto TV crew producing shows like Mbokodo and Kasi Kitchen. Her bubbly and charismatic personality soared her to find her ropes in presenting and till this day becoming one of the many loved faces of Soweto TV. In her accolade, Sindi cooked and hosted the 2012 Clorets Eliminator TV features. MCeed at the Good Food and Wine Show facilitating at the Spekko Caterer of the year stand in 2013. Currently a Television Content producer and an on screen host for the popular cooking show Kasi Kitchen. One thing that is not known about this charming lady is her love for music mostly Hip Hop.
A young motivated male striving to be the best at what he associates himself with. Sprkz is a working progress a he started out as a debtor at high school, found his passion in dancing and now as a presenter. Funny how he always comes out number 1 in what he sets his mind at. Going to New York and coming back 2nd place in the country, being one of the essential members of the coolest and number 1 dance crew in SA “the Reptilz” and now as a presenter on Soweto TV. Representing not only him but the brand also in what he does.
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Bongi M is a young and vibrant South African TV presenter and actress best known for bringing energy and style through her on screen presence. Having qualifications in Film Production and TV presenting respectively, Bongi M is also an entrepreneur and an in-house producer at African Accent Creative People, a media company which produces entertaining TV, Film and web content. She has featured on some of the country’s leading drama series’ and soapies including Isithembiso and the Venda soapie; Muvhango. Bongi M also presents a weekly Soul and Jazz show called Soul of Jazz on Soweto TV, the channel has a viewership of 3.4 million viewers. She was one of the two presenters alongside Phila Mazibuko on the first season of Live It; a youth health show on SABC 1. Bongi M regularly features in TV adverts such as the Standard Bank Women’s month campaign ad where she was invited to speak as one of the few leading young Jazz presenters. Bongi M is also popularly known for her MC skills at various events including The Jozi Arts League which is a Joburg based open Mic session for artists, an initiative supported by the Gauteng Department of Community Safety Being a force to be reckoned with, Bongi M is shameless in advocating her passion for the arts, whether she is in front or behind the camera. She seeks to inspire women across the continent with her inspirational work in the Arts and Entertainment industry.
PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW Siphumele Fortune Madlala is a Professional Sign Language Interpreter and a Director of Forch Communications. She resides in Johannesburg, South Africa. She received her Diploma from Witwatersrand University in 2006 .Where she trained as a SASL interpreter Level 1, 2 and 3.In 2008 she bolstered here qualifications with a Diploma in Office Administration. In 2010 she earned another Diploma in Interpreting. She also completed training on medical interpreting She has gained over 10 years experience as a Professional Interpreter. She has worked with various companies and organizations as an interpreter in her 10 year career life span. She has worked with the private sector, government as well as Non Profit Organizations, Parliament , Sabc news which she also interpreted the Icons( Nelson Mandela) Memorial service on SABC1 She is an ardent campaigner for corporate social responsibility. She leads from the front by following the old adage that "Charity Begins at Home". Being involved in the research of improving lives and creating access to information to the Deaf Community and sensitizing the community and companies on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities has been her core focus. She has participated in the Round table on Equal Access to Justice in 2014 She gave a presentation on the case studies of the research that she has conducted. She is currently a task team member at Department of justice at a national level. Her role is to improve interpreter service and access to justice within the Deaf community. She works closely through her organization with deaf people as well as the disadvantaged and less privileged members of our community. She currently resides in Johannesburg; she has two children, her son Samkelo (12yrs) and daughter Charlene (3 months) .She is a managing director and a founder at Forch communications and projects. She currently established Forch foundation as she has a huge heart on giving back to the community.
24 year old, Linda Mnisi, is yet to become a formidable force in the South African media industry. Linda was born and raised in Chiawelo, Soweto, a community deeply rooted and invested in culture. His initial dream was to venture into the health sector, but he instead found refuge in the Business Sector, studying towards a National Diploma in Business Management. His love for media found him on his way to acquiring his N6 Certificate in Business Management. It is his deep and commanding voice that saw him make waves on the air waves, hosting one of the highly contested spots in the radio industry, the drive time show, on Lenz FM 93.6. His background allowed him to easily appeal to the Indian Listener, as the station, largely broadcasted to the Indian Community. In 2014 and 15 Linda was featured in the arts Magazine called Conte’ Magazine. The Revolution and Africa Issue, which challenged the aspects of masculinity amongst African homosexual Men. The 24 year old is a firm believer in hard work and laying a strong foundation for himself and that was affirmed, when he was hired by the Soweto Community Television (Soweto TV) as a journalist, after 12 months of intense training as an intern. 5 Months into it, with no Journalism qualification, the charismatic and talented 24 year old was honoured at the Annual Town Entrepreneurship awards with the Inaugural Mail & Guardian Community Media Journalist of the year Award (2017). This has validated his dreams and has earned him respect in a field dominated by highly respected and qualified journalists. Linda Mnisi is well on his way to becoming one of the highly acclaimed credible source of information, with aspirations of becoming a property mogul and one of the youngest influencers in South Africa.
Logan Lawson is a 21 year old gentleman from Eldorado Park. He is a Silver Oaks Secondary School matriculant. He has been part of a youth group called the Factory as an MC, which hosts 800-1000 people every Friday since the age of 16 and that's where he got his exposure from. He has also MC’ed a number of events namely; Jozi July, Glitter effect and Uprising. In 2016 he took a bold step in becoming a radio presenter on a show called Fastlane on Eldo's fm. His goal now is to build a career in presenting and show people he’s surrounded by that it's possible to follow your dreams, it might not be easy but you'll surely get there.
Mbalenhle Nkosi is a 27 year old female who hails from Protea North, Soweto. She grew up with a love and passion for the Media and Sports industry. Her opportunity to relive her Sports passion came at a later stage in her life, as Marketing and Branding played a more dominant role in her introduction to the professional sector. She has truly lived her name ‘Beautiful flower’ as she has truly blossomed to cement a name for herself as a young professional. Having many setbacks in life, she used her pitfalls to catapult her drive to build a legacy. Educational and Professional background Having completed matric in 2008, she went on to attain her Bachelors Degree in Media Studies and Sociology at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012. She went on to work for Production and Media houses that afforded her the opportunity to have a taste in the radio industry. Whilst working, she took on a new challenge of furthering her studies by obtaining her Honours Degree in Brand Communications from Vega School of Brand Leadership. Mbali’s work with various media companies over the years were preparation ground for her next endeavors. To date, she is a Sports Reporter on Soweto TV, and a co-founder of SimBal Media, a media company that does sound design and scoring for adverts and films. Her hunger and zeal to empower young women through books is what culminated in her being a co-founder of Zuri Bookclub. Her Bookclub is currently preparing to go into schools to set-up Bookclubs to empower young woman to become intellectuals and grow a reading culture! Her essence She is an entrepreneur, a mother, and a woman with a story to tell. She aspires to be a blueprint of what it means to ‘Rock being a strong Black African Woman with finesse’ “…We are not defined by our past nor can we change it, but what we choose to become in future determines the kind of legacy we leave behind…” This is the motto Mbali lives by that captures her true essence and has enabled her to be grounded.
Born and bread in a small township in KwaZulu Natal called Esikhawini, where my passion for sports began. Completed my schooling at Hlamvana High School (in the township) where I was involved in the soccer and basketball codes. I attended tertiary at Rosebank College in Pretoria, where I studied Journalism (Diploma) majoring in broadcast (radio and television). Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Science through the University of South Africa (Unisa). “Sport has the power to change the world and the power to inspire. It has the power to unite the people. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where there was only despair” - Tata Madiba