Ayanda Allie is an esteemed broadcaster with a wealth of experience in online media, print, radio and television. Ayanda’s versatility has seen her thrive on various platforms including community stations, commercial media houses and South Africa’s public broadcaster.
!The former Spokesperson for the Ministry of Transport and former Media Relations Manager at the South African National Roads Agency Limited, is now the host of talk shows such as Zuri on TBN and Visionaries on SABC 2.
In 2019, the Mandela Washington Fellow and Poynter Institute for Media Studies Fellow formed part of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans to look out for. In that same year, she was elected one of Thriving Network’s Top 50 Thriving Female Founders. In 2018 and 2017 respectively, Ayanda was chosen as the Pandora Ambassador for the Love South Africa charm and one of the Hyundai Creta Light The Way Ambassadors.
!Armed with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Science, an Honours Degree in Development Studies and almost two decades in the media industry, Ayanda’s eloquence, gravitas and effervescent personality have seen her successfully take on roles such as Advertising Coordinator and Content Producer at Now Media, News Anchor at Talk Radio 702 as well as News Anchor on eNews Channel Africa (eNCA).
!In 2016, Ayanda excelled as a Producer and Presenter for SABC 2’s flagship breakfast show Morning Live and engaged thought leaders as the Co-Anchor of Power Breakfast on Power FM.
!Over and above her work in broadcasting, the multilingual 35-year-old, Soweto born mother is also a qualified Community Development Practitioner and Founder of Bukho Bami Youth Centre (an after school care project which provides academic assistance to teenagers in under- resourced communities).
!In her continued quest for excellence and to add knowledge to her passion for justice, nation building & social cohesion, Ayanda has embarked on a new academic endeavour and is now in the process of completing her Masters Degree in Social Policy and Management at the University of Cape Town