Sakina Kamwendo is the co-anchor, with Leanne Manas, of SABC2’s flagship breakfast show ‘Morning Live’ which is on air from 6 to 9am every weekday. Prior to that she was heard on SAfm and she is also is an award-winner for the work she did on METRO FM’s ‘Talk with Sakina’. It was voted the ‘Best News & Actuality Show’ at the MTN Radio Awards for 2 years in a row.
Sakina’s radio journey started at Radio Eldos, a community station in Eldorado Park.
Her big break came when Talk Radio 702 allowed her to screen calls for the overnight show, but she soon moved on to produce weekend and then early breakfast shows – and all this while still holding down a fulltime job at the Maths Centre.
When she was offered the position as Traffic Reporter on the David O’Sullivan Show, she decided to quit the Maths Centre to concentrate on broadcasting full time.
In addition to traffic, Sakina also hosted the “graveyard slot” at 702 which gave the station’s management the confidence in her ability to ask her to “stand in” on other shows – PLUS to produce the legendary ‘John Robbie Show’.