Washington Fellow Faith Mangope is a young professional with an intellectual background to back up her acclaimed broadcasting skills.
Currently the host of “South Africa Tonight” on news and current affairs channel eNCA, she is also the host of the midday show, “Power Lunch” 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 show, “Sunrise”.
Having been recognised 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 was also heard for three years hosting 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 at Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Faith Mangope is the founder of a media and Public Relations corporation. She is also the founder of a mobile application designed to provide access to job opportunities for graduates via their mobile devices.
She recently joined Duke University as part of their faculty in South Africa, where she not only facilitates content to top company executives, but also produces learning programmes for partners of the University. 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 endeavour is an education institution dedicated to addressing the digital skills gap currently faced in South Africa and across the African continent. It looks to future-proof the world of work and from there, South Africa’s and Africa’s economies.
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 selected by the White House to introduce former United States President, Barack Obama.
In 2014, Faith was appointed as one of South Africa’s Social Cohesion Advocates by the Department of Arts and Culture. She has spoken at the Malawi Institute of Chartered Accountants Conference, Meetings Africa Summit with the Department of Tourism, the City of Johannesburg Women’s Seminar (For Abused Women), as a motivational speaker for the City of Ekurhuleni Women’s Seminar and The National Department of Education’s youth programme amongst many other speaking engagements.
She has featured in numerous publications including The Times, The Sowetan, True Love Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Cleo Magazine, Fairlady, Move Magazine, Soul Magazine, Destiny Magazine and Drum Magazine to name but a few.
uStarting 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 Honours degree in Industrial Psychology and is a lecturer in radio production.