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, gigging to different types of social events in the country. 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,used to mix every Fridays on Khozi FM Drive.He is a Resident Mix DJ on a Music Show on Soweto TV Kasi Vibe on Fridays
YOUR LATE MATE
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. So what makes him the best choice for your event? He’s Charismatic Appeals to all Demographics Multi-Lingual Punctual An absolute professional Scandal-less, his reputation is impeccable therefore booking him would not tarnish your brand image Two-time Avanti Award Winner – Best Television Presenter for ‘Jam Alley’ His style of Presenting/ Emceeing? Though not a comedian, Nimrod always adds a tasteful comedic aspect to an event. Script or Event briefing is always essential to him so that he can deliver above and beyond what is required of the client/event. So should unforeseen technical problems occur during the course of the event, he is able to keep the event seamless; this speaks to reliability. Talents/Skills His talents are not limited to indoor or formal functions but also outdoor or team building events. He also specializes in corporate road shows therefore can adjust his other commitments accordingly; Absa Roadshow / Edcon / Clientele/Pick ‘n Pay/ACSA (to name a few) Voice-Over Artist He can work with a Comfort Monitor Outdoor Activations Emceeing Special Projects – Community Activist (Project Manager for two successful Anti-Drug & Nyaope Campaign: from concept to execution) for the Department of Community Safety & The Department of Social Services. Talent/Artist Training; Presenting Corporate/Personal Public Speaking/Audience Training Game Show Concepts & Designs
ACHIEVEMENTS AND EVENTS · 1st Runner Up Miss Teen Soweto 2010 · Miss Teen Johannesburg 2011 · Finalist for Miss Teen World SA 2011 · 1st Runner up Miss Soweto 2013 · Semi Finalist Miss South Africa 2015 · 1st Runner Up Miss Mamelodi Sundowns 2016 · Model for Sun Internation · Model for Ladine Professionals · Inspirational woman of the year Nominee ( Gagasi FM) 2015 · Founder of Pageants Dobsonville · Founder of SA Spelling Contest · Founder of HAPPY & CO · Ultimate Sistas Host · BA Communication Graduate COMMUNITY WORK Being an active community worker has always been something I look forward to, at 17 I started a girl empowerment programme through a pageantry ( pageants Dobsonville) where I would personal teach and inspire girls in and around Dobsonville how to model and moreover how to face challenges and always find who they are and celebrate themselves . Through this title it was imperative for young girls to give back hence we partnered with Glorious children’s home in Braamfisher which keeps HIV positive orphans (this appeared on the Soweto TV news in 2015) I would always look forward to raising funds for their groceries and cleaning up my wall robe to give back. Communities often lack more than just clothes and foods but the need of a profound education hence SA Spelling contest, I would give my time to teaching learners and even hosted a competition where Lavela High school in Zola Won the Title of having the best spellers in 2015 In 2015 Tsakane Mangwane was a Director of Teenage Corporation which aimed to provide a platform and Financial help to disabled individuals in all provinces this campaign was called Unbreakable dreams
ACHIEVEMENTS - 2013 Sabcsport nationwide presenter search ( Top 3) - 2014 Multichoice diski challenge presenter search ( Top 10) - 2012 Live presenter search ( Top 20) - MC ( Mr and Miss Zinnia at the University of Pretoria) 2015 - UJFM sports anchor 2012 - YFM sports anchor 2013 - Part of the Jungle Oats Celebrity challenge at Maponya Mall in 2013 - Sports show guest presenter on ANN7 in 2017 - Host on Soweto TV for Ultimate Sisters EDUCATION - Matric 2010 (Greenside High School) - B.A Communication Science degree (Unisa 2017) WORK EXPERIENCE - Redhill School- Netball Coach (2011-2017) - UJFM- Sports Anchor (2012) - YFM- Sports Anchor, Field reporter and Sports show host (2012-2014) - Soweto TV- Presenter (2016-current)
DJ Sabby was born and bred in Durban. At the age of 14, he fell in love with radio and, kicked off his career through Love Life’s Radio Y’s programme. In 2008, he enrolled at the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA) for a national certificate in Radio production, which he qualified for the following year. In between this and juggling his weekend mornings and weekday night’s slots on PRIMEDIA’s Cape-Town based commercialstation, 94.5 KFM, he also pronged out into TV as a presenter. DJ Sabby has had a stint on 94.7 Highveld Stereo hosting the late graveyard slot on weekends. He then joined the Y Academy in 2010 and became YFM’s traffic presenter the next year. The following year he scored his own show called, “The Adrenaline Rush” on weekends between 12-3am. Sabby currently hosts YFM’s afternoon drive time show “The Best Drive”. DJ Sabby has also done TV work, TV presenter for Bonisanani, Unplugged, Plus and also The HotSpot an online project he did with Kagiso TV and Communication. He currently presents Babize Bonke — a interactive music show which airs weekdays between 16:00 & 17:00 CAT.
Amanda Mazwane is broadcaster born in Durban and bread in Mount Frere, Eastern Cape. She completed Btech/Honors Degree in Journalism majoring in TV and Radio Broadcasting at Tshwane University of Technology. It was in 2015 when she volunteered at a community radio station, Alfred Nzo FM that she realized that this passion would be something she would turn into a reality. During her studies at TUT, she did a professional training at a campus radio station, TUT FM, serving as a News anchor, Reporter and Technical Producer. In her final year of studies, she went on to complete an internship at Madibeng FM serving as a Field Reporter, English and Xhosa News anchor, while freelancing at GauTV as a Field Reporter and Anchor. After her internship came to an end at Madibeng FM, she got another internship at SGS as a Production, Editorial and Marketing Assistant where she did a lot of video shooting and editing, as well as writing of articles. During the same period at SGS, Mazwane got another amazing opportunity at SABC as a Mentee at 5fm where she was professionally exposed in different fields of radio. On a personal level, Amanda is a young hard working and driven individual with hunger for success and open to enhancing her personal capacity as a professional through solid knowledge. She is a fast learner and will use every opportunity she gets to learn and improve her skills and knowledge. She is committed to pursuing a career in the journalism broadcasting industry both in radio and television. Amanda always seek for a competitive environment, where she will be able to share and improve her skills and capabilities to the fullest.
SOWETO TV NEWS
Fortune is a Self-motivatedAnd a Creative individual. She is very Adaptable and has aneye for detail. She has great Interpersonal, Management and communication skills and she is very passionate in what she does. Fortune Madlala is a language practitioner specializing in Sign Language interpreting. She was born in Johannesburg, raised in KZN and later moved back to Johannesburg Where She matriculated in the year 2002, She worked as a diamond analyst at De Beers in 2005 that is where she was introduced to the Deaf community. It never dawned on her that being a South African Sign Language (SASL) Interpreter would become her profession. Pursuing her passion , she studied sign language at Wits university completed level 1 to level 3, She furthered her interest in studying sign language interpreting. Over 10 years ago, Ms Madlala has been interpreting on SABC special broadcastings. She also made various appearances interpreting on Shift and yo tv on SABC 1 Democracy gauge on Sabc 3,certain episodes of Mokapelo, Morning live and the Agenda on Sabc channel 404 She has rendered her services for all previous presidents and our current president during live broadcastings of the State of the Nation address, Political centenary events, for Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and former President Thabo Mbeki and former president Jacob Zuma . She has also interpreted on numerous significant occasions such as State funerals including that of former Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister, Sicelo Shiceka and our former President Nelson Mandela and the late Winnie Madikizela Mandela. She is currently rendering her services on Daily Thetha on SABC1 and during the Special broadcast, president and ministers updates on Covid 19 she is also currently interpreting news on Soweto TV – DSTV Channel 251; which flights Monday to Friday at 6:30pm. But her skills are not only limited to media interpreting, Ms Madlala also interprets in parliament, conferences, court cases, police stations, social events and music festivals. She does not have a Deaf member of the family. Fortune Madlala is proud to be making a difference in building a communication bridge between the Deaf and Hearing world. With over 10 years of experience in the field. She also provides services to the Deaf-Blind community for people who cannot see, hear and speak. Apart from interpreting she is also experienced in subtitling and transcription, which she provides her services to various shows on public and private sector. She is the founder of Forch Communications and Projects which aims to change the perception of people that Deaf individuals are unable to pursue similar goals as that of Hearing individuals as well as creating awareness of Deaf culture through community and schools outreach programs. Forch also provides various projects such as Deaf culture sensitization, most of the projects focuses on socio economic development which includes schools outreach projects where they award students who excels academically and in sports, in the community outreach projects, Forch conducts and supports initiatives on crime alleviation projects through sports, arts and culture, Motivational and inspirational speaking in schools and in communities is the core of her projects. Her work had also given her an opportunity as she was invited In China Guangzhou in 2015 and in 2019 to South America, Chile and in Brazil to share her experiences and learn best practices also in countries such as France, Paris in 2019. Fortune was previously nominated at the 2nd vita basadi awards in the year 2017, which was hosted by the Gauteng Provincial legislature, She was nominated for the community heroine award, outstanding youth philanthropist and also a community builder of the year. During the year 2018 she was a finalist at the standard bank raising star awards under the entrepreneurship category. On the same year she was awarded by Nyda 3rd position under the entrepreneurship category. Her Favourite quote “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart” (Nelson Mandela)
Shaan Kay is born 14 August 2001 . She is the youngest Soweto TV 2020 Television Presenter and was the anchor of her own show called Movie Box . Her show gained her loads of positive attention as Communal leaders and motivational speakers reached out to her too give motivational talks to the Youth and she taught many that age does not define what one is capable of . Shaan Kay was also the youngest Online Radio Presenter In Nasrec Online Radio and through her participation gained good networking as she got too accompany artist Kwesta , Mrs Africa 2019 and Candice Modiselle on stage just too name a few . Shaan Kay later that year (2019) got to represent the female youth for an empowering organization and got interviewed by Tbo Touch on the Take Off in Women’s month . The presenter juggles a Television career , University , a modeling career and being a young entrepreneur. Shaan Kay is on a quest to prove that age is but a number when it comes too achieving ones aspirations in life .
SOWETO TV NEWS
Mpumi Manyisi is a professional media practitioner, a Boston Media House Graduate – holds a Special Major in Journalism. Her media career was launched at Jozi FM in 2010 where she started out as an on air sports anchor, was also a Freelance writer for different publications. She then went onto join Soweto TV in 2016 serving as Content Producer for two television shows, one called your Late Mate with Nimrod Nkosi hosted by Nimrod Nkosi and also produced a sports show called Dipapadi. Subsequent to that in the year 2016 she ventured into Public Relations and started a company called Exodus Media Works, a public relations agency that mainly focuses on corporate PR; covering media relation campaigns for small medium enterprises, public figures and authors . In 2017 got an opportunity to join a newly formed online station,Massiv Metro founded by DJ Sbu. Mpumi served as a content Producer for a sports show called Massiv XI hosted by soccer legends namely Mark Fish, Jabu Pule and Chris Bongo. In 2019 she then joined Hope FM; a Vaal based radio station as a Sports Editor, and subsequently moved back to Soweto TV as a Sports Journalist, covering sports stories for Soweto TV lunch time news.
Reggae Vibes Presenter: Ras Sipho Gideon Mantula, popular known in the Rastafari and Reggae community as Ras Sipho was born on the 28th of August 1978 in Montshiwa Township, Mahikeng, North West Province, and South Afrika/Azania. Humble beginnings and learned in the field of human rights law and conflict studies, community and mainstream media and well as Afrikan international affairs. As a youth, Ras Sipho used to listen to reggae music from his neighbour’s yard in Montshiwa ghetto and recorded various reggae music shows using the cassette deckers. His love for reggae music grow in the early years during the high school and university days when he used to listen to Burning Spear, Joseph Hill-Culture, Judy Mowatt, Rita Marley, Wailing Wailers, Augusto Pablo, Yellow- man, Toots and Matyals, Israel Vibration, Misty in Roots, Jimmy Cliff, Morgan Heritage, Lucky Dube, Senzo, Sipho Johnson aka Jambo, Carlos Djeje, Dr Victor and Rasta Rebels, Corlbert Mukhwevo. Ras Sipho listens to new reggae sounds and messages from these reggae musicians both from Afrika and the world. Ras Original Korby, Ras Emmaunel, Ras Teba, Azania Band, Black Dilinger, Black-Kalamawi, Nathi B, Born Afrikan, Momo Dread, Skeleton Blazer, Ras Mabandla, Jahnet Tafari, Jah Kongo and Ras Melody Meditators, Sister Phumi, Richie Spice, Oueen Omega, Duane Stephenson, Tarius Riley, Jah Cure, Cronix, Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley, Capleton, Zizzla Kalonji, Ras Mahumud, Jah9, Addis Pablo, Jahmason, Lutan Fire, Luciano, Yasus Afari, Mutubaruka, Linton Kwezi Johnson. Ras Sipho present and producer reggae vibes with passion and humility: maximum respect in all aspects to all reggae selectors from queens, kings and ambassadors from Cape to Cairo- Morocco to Madagascar for their role in promoting and defending reggae sounds. Interestingly and mystical his love of the reggae music served as a calling to the Rastafari spirituality and when he was considered to presenter Reggae vibes on Soweto tv in 2008 it was prophetic and mystical (a guest for a week and next show a presenter). Ras Sipho started to produce and present reggae radio programmes since 1999 from the then Radio Bop in Mahikeng until Radio 2000- Bongolution and now at the moment he features on various radio reggae programmes both on national (Umyezo we Reggae) and community media platforms. Ras Sipho is also travelling the African Continent on various missions and he is indeed a Pan Afrikan Reggae Diplomat of Standing. His commitment and passion is Afrika first, Rastafari and Reggae first and knowledge is Black power. His role on reggae vibes on Soweto TV goes beyond presenting or trying to earn celebrity status but a real community activist and a rebel advocate for basic human rights who takes a train, a bus and taxi to the ghetto and town. His punchlines on the show has been greetings– from Angola to Zimbabwe including all the Caribbean; Reggae loves Afrika; No commotion nor emotion but reggae affection; Outer view and inner view and Stay better and not bitter.