Faith Mangope

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TV News Anchor and Radio Broadcaster

Washington Fellow Faith Mangope is a young professional with an intellectual climate to back up her captivating broadcasting skills. She is currently the host of “South Africa Tonight” on news and current affairs channel ENCA. She is also the host of the breakfast show, “Power Breakfast” on the commercial talk radio station Power 98.7. Faith is the former Station Manager of urban and innovative digital radio station, Massiv Metro, as well as former host of e.tv’s breakfast television show, Sunrise. Having been recognized as one of the Top 200 South Africans by the Mail and Guardian as well as Top 100 Young South Africans by the Independent Newspapers in 2016, Faith Mangope strives for excellence in all that she does. She has also completed her three-year tenure as the host of the Current Affairs talk show on South Africa’s only youth broadcasting station YFM.

Following her induction as a Washington Fellow, Faith was the first South African to be solicited to intern at Africa.Co, an entrepreneurship organization powered amongst other institutions, by the US State Department as well as Global Entrepreneurship Week. Faith Mangope is the founder of FTA Media Communications, a media and public relations related corporation, as well as the New G in Business Forums. Faith Mangope is also the founder of the New G App, a mobile application designed to provide access to job opportunities for graduates on their mobile device. She has recently joined Duke Corporate Education as part of the faculty in South Africa, where she facilitates content for top company executives and partners in delivery of corporate learning programs. Faith is also a member of the BRICS Business Council Skills Working Group, which looks at aligning SA skills to those possessed by BRICS countries. Her latest endeavor is the Faith Mangope Technology and Leadership Institute, an education institution dedicated to addressing the digital skills gap currently faced in South Africa and the African continent, where 4IR is concerned. It looks to future proof the world of work, thereby future proofing South Africa and Africa’s economy.

Her impressive speaking profile includes being selected to deliver a speech at the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders summit on the development of the African continent, held in Washington DC. She was also solicited by the White House to introduce the United States President Barack Obama. In 2014, Faith Mangope was appointed as one of South Africa’s Social Cohesion Advocates by the Department of Arts and Culture. She has been a solicited speaker for the Malawi Institute of Chartered Accountants Conference, held in Malawi, Meetings Africa Summit with the Department of Tourism, the City of Johannesburg Women’s Seminar (For Abused Women) and Motivational Speaker for City of Ekurhuleni Women’s Seminar, The National Department of Education youth program, amongst many other speaking engagements. She has featured on numerous publications including The Times Newspaper, The Sowetan Newspaper, True Love Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Cleo Magazine, Fairlady, Move Magazine, Soul Magazine, Destiny Magazine, Drum Magazine, to name but a few.

Starting as a promoter, she earned her radio stripes by working as executive producer on shows such as The John Robbie Show, Early Breakfast with Udo Carelse, Afternoon Drive with David O’Sullivan, and Talk At Nine on Talk Radio 702.

She is a Wits University graduate, majoring in International Relations and Industrial Psychology. She is currently completing her Honors degree in Industrial Psychology and also a lecturer for radio production at Interface Talent Management.

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