Macfarlane Moleli

Macfarlane Moleli has spent the last two decades building a reputation as an investigative journalist. He currently anchors Carte Blanche, which is South Africa’s longest-running investigative journalism programme, with a history spanning 35 years. Here he has interviewed industry leaders, senior politicians, and captains of industry. Often going beyond the call of duty, he has chased criminals, interrogated fraudsters and called power to account. Before that, he worked for Kaya FM, SABC3 News, 180 degrees on SABC News International, and ENCA, Africa’s first and most successful 24-hour news channel.

Macfarlane is also the CEO of the Africa Division of a technology security company. A regular on South Africa’s corporate stages as an MC, programme director or debate moderator, Mac has hosted the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards, the Metropolitan Oliver Empowerment Awards and the MTN Yellow Stars awards. He has been the MC for the annual banking summit for 2 years running and an MC for the Multi-Choice Phutumanathi AGM.

Mac also does keynote addresses at events where he shares his experiences about the “South Africa He Sees”, through the eyes of his nationwide travels covering diverse stories and topics.

In Business, Mac was one of the leaders of Imbongi Capital (South Africa’s first community banking platform) under the Auspices of the Africa World Trade Centre initiative. As its business development director, he helped to strategise and manage the process of introducing rural and township communities to transactional banking (ticking a personal box for his passion for education and youth upliftment in previously disadvantaged areas. He was also one of the directors at Retsoelletse ICT which built maths and science labs in Townships and Rural areas.

He extends this passion as the Chairman of the Footprints Foundation which distributes 1,3 million sanitary pads to more than 300 000 schoolgirls across South Africa. Footprints Foundation is the custodian of the ‘always keeping a girlchild in school’ campaign in partnership with Procter and Gamble and other corporates across SA.

Mac brings his 20 years of experience to Media training for Fleishmann Hillard, PurpleRoom Consultancy and various other PR and communications companies. This media training consists of crisis management, key messaging, Interview techniques and how to engage with the media. Through this work Mac has engaged with corporate and public sector clients who are now avid contributors on various platforms