Artist, articulator, activist, these are some of the words used to describe Ayanda Allie.
A skilled communicator, Ayanda has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Science, Honours Degree in Development Studies and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. The former Spokesperson for the Ministry of Transport now facilitates projects and programmes for social impact across a wide range of platforms.
As a broadcaster, Ayanda excelled as a producer and presenter for SABC 2’s flagship breakfast show ‘Morning Live’. She engaged thought leaders as the co-anchor of ‘Power Breakfast’ on Power FM and she inspired South Africans as the Host of the television talk show ‘Visionaries’. Her broadcasting experience also saw her successfully take on the role of News Anchor at Talk Radio 702 and eNews Channel Africa (eNCA).
Now, Ayanda’s eloquence, gravitas and effervescent personality are seen on the social commentary TV show ‘Kasi to Kasi’ on SABC1, the financial literacy TV show ‘Ke Zaka’ on SABC 2, as well programme directing on world stages alongside brands such as Unilever, First National Bank and Vodacom.
Over and above her work in broadcasting, media and communication, Ayanda serves as a Trustee for the Spur Foundation and as a qualified Community Development Practitioner and the Founder of Bukho Bami Youth Centre (an after-school care project which provides academic assistance to teenagers in under-resourced communities).
Ayanda, who is also a Mandela Washington Fellow and Poynter Institute for Media Studies Fellow, formed part of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans to look out for in the year 2019, and was an ambassador for Pandora’s ‘Love South Africa’ charm and one of the leading ladies for the Hyundai Creta Light the Way campaign.
In her continued passion for social justice, in 2023 Ayanda embarked on a new journey as a recording artist under the name Ms. Allie, releasing a music album titled: ‘We The People’, which is a call for active citizenry.