Uveka Rangappa is a renowned South African journalist, news anchor, TV presenter and philanthropist.
She started her broadcasting career in 1996, with the SABC at Lotus FM. After 5 years, she then moved to East Coast radio, before leaving Durban entirely to seek greener pastures in Johannesburg. In 2002 she joined
Primedia Broadcasting, where she worked at 702 and 947
Establishing herself in television, as a force to be reckoned with, she presented ‘Rights and Recourse’ on SABC 3, and later joined the then eNews Channel (now eNCA) as a weekday News Anchor.
Following a return to radio at 947 and 702, she went on to host the parenting show ‘Great Expectations’ on eTV from 2011 to 2016. During that time, she returned to eNCA as a Primetime anchor and host of ‘Food Matters’ as well as ‘Health Matters’. She also held the title of programming and content manager at SRN Media.
Among the highlights of her 25-year career, Uveka includes having covered post-war Iraq and reporting from in and around Baghdad a week. Other highlights have been covering various national elections, interviewing
several local and international celebrities such as Stevie Wonder, local and international politicians such as former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, ambassadors and High Commissioners, but her favourite
interviews involve ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Apart from being an established television and radio anchor, she is an active philanthropist and passionately supports the Rise Against Hunger charity organisation, which distributes food to ECD centres and University students across South Africa.
She now hosts ‘Medical Matters’ on eNCA and etv and a podcast on Mental Health and Life’s Challenges.
Uveka believes journalism is “not about ME…it’s about who I can help!