Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp is an award-winning radio presenter as well as the founder and presenter of SA’s #1 parenting podcast. Further celebrated as a TV, Film, commercial and stage performer, Elana is undoubtedly one of the country’s leading broadcasters and is the recipient of a 2022 Presidential PRISM Award for Radio Presenter of the Year.
A highly-sought after Master of Ceremonies, Elana is in high-demand as event host, conference facilitator and key-note speaker. Elana conceptualised the “Parent & Baby Brunch” podcasts in 2016. The series has grown from strength to strength, garnering over 200 000 unique streams to date. It regularly ranks on Apple and Spotify’s podcast charts.
Recently she launched a new podcast series “Boardroom Besties”. These episodes feature conversations between Elana and inspiring, successful women.A doting mom, Elana is the mother of two young daughters and manages ballet recitals and after-school hockey whilst presenting one of the country’s most-listened-to midmorning radio shows on Jacaranda fm.
Her relationship with her listeners is sincere and intimate as she broadcasts across the pulse of SA, Gauteng, Mondays to Fridays as well as KZN, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Northwest and Free State. Elana’s TV presenting work includes SABC3 Expresso Show, Supersport, Mnet’s The Road to Miss South Africa, kykNET’s Parlement Parlement and kykNET’s Afskaal.
As an actress she has starred in TV shows including Fynskrif and Sara Se Geheim. Her film work includes The Fix (USA), Hollywood in my Huis, Footskating 101 and many more. Her hobbies include horse-riding, wine-making and golf. Elana lives between Johannesburg and Cape Town with her husband and two daughters.