Washington Fellow Faith Mangope is an astute professional with an intellectual climate to back up her captivating broadcasting skills.
The host of ‘Metro FM Talk’, she engages daily on socio-political and economic matters to a listenership of over 4 million. The former host of “The South African Morning” on eNCA and the former Station Manager of urban and innovative digital radio station, Massiv Metro, she was also the host of e.tv’s breakfast television show, ‘Sunrise’. Faith has also completed a 3-year tenure as the host of The Current Affairs talk show on South Africa’s only youth broadcasting station, YFM. 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’ – all on Talk Radio 702.
Founder of the Faith Mangope Technology and Leadership Institute, its goals are to address the digital skills gap currently faced in South Africa and the African continent. It empowers young women from disadvantaged backgrounds with digital skills competencies to be relevant in the marketplace, and then places these young women in jobs – looking to future-proof the world of work in South Africa and Africa. Faith is also the co-founder and director of FMTALI-Tech, a tech solutions private company, whose USP is that its service providers are mainly women.
Some of Faith’s highlights include:
- being recognised as one of South Africa’s “Powerful Women” in the ‘Mail and Guardian Power of Women’ awards for her contribution to the education sector
- becoming one of the ‘Top 200 South Africans’ (Mail and Guardian)
- named a ‘Top 100 Young South African’ by Independent Newspapers
- the first South African to be selected to intern at Africa.Co, an entrepreneurship organisation powered, among other institutions, by the US State Department and Global Entrepreneurship Week
- founder of a media and public relations corporation
- founder of New G in Business Forums and its associated app, designed to provide access to job opportunities for graduates
- joining Duke University as part of its South African faculty, facilitating content to top company executives and producing learning programmes for the university’s partners.
- being a member of the BRICS Business Council Skills Working Group.
- being appointed, in 2014, one of South Africa’s Social Cohesion Advocates by the Department of Arts and Culture.
Her impressive speaking profile includes:
- being chosen to speak at the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders summit in Washington DC
- she was also singled-out by the White House to introduce the United States President, Barack Obama.
- a speaker for the Malawi Institute of Chartered Accountants Conference
- Meetings Africa Summit
- the City of Johannesburg Women’s Seminar for abused women
- a talk for the City of Ekurhuleni Women’s Seminar
- addressing the National Department of Education’s youth programme.
She has featured in numerous publications including The Times, The Sowetan, True Love, Glamour, Cleo, Fair Lady, Move, Soul, Destiny and Drum magazines,
A Wits University graduate, Faith majoring in International Relations and Industrial Psychology. She is currently completing her Honours degree in Industrial Psychology and is also a lecturer in radio production.