(Entrepreneur / Inspirational)
Washington Fellow Faith Mangope is a young professional with an intellectual climate to back up her captivating broadcasting skills. She is currently the anchor at e.tv’s Breakfast show, Sunrise. She has just completed her 3 year tenure as the host of the Current AffairsTalk show on South Africa’s only youth broadcasting station YFM. Following her induction as a Washington Fellow, Faith has been the only 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 Global Entrepreneurship Week. Faith Mangope is the founder of FTA Media Communications, a media and Public Relations related corporation, as well as the New G in Business Forums. These are bi-monthly empowerment forums which are aimed at educating young professionals, entrepreneurs, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs on the different yet key sectors of industry in South Africa, such as the Mining, Media, Finance as well as Information Technology sectors .
Her impressive speaking profile includes being selected in July 2014 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 solicited by the White House to introduce the United States President, Barack Obama. Faith Mangope has of recent been appointed as one of South Africa’s Social Cohesion Advocates by the Department of Arts and Culture. She has been a solicited speaker for the Malawi Institute of Chartered Accountants Conference, held in Malawi, Meetings Africa Summit with the Department of Tourism, the City of Johannesburg Women’s Seminar (For Abused Women) and Motivational Speaker for City of Ekurhuleni Women’s Seminar, The National Department of Education youth program, amongst many other speaking engagements. She has featured on numerous publications including The Times Newspaper, The Sowetan Newspaper, True Love Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Cleo Magazine, Fairlady, Move Magazine, Soul Magazine, Destiny Magazine, Drum Magazine, to name but a few.
In 2012 she assumed the role of Moderator for the Steve Biko Foundation Frank Talk Radio Dialogues.She is a columnist for the New Age Newspaper titled “The New G” published every Friday. She has been profiled by the BBC World News feature, “One Day In”, as a youth leader and career woman in South Africa.
Starting 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 Honors degree in Industrial Psychology and also a lecturer for radio production at Interface Talent Management.