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May 28, 2012

talking secrets with elana afrika

Elana Afrika

Thousands of South Africans tune in to her lunch time show on 94.5KFM radio every weekday, but Elana Afrika is more than just a radio DJ. Elana made me a delicious cup of coffee recently just before her 12noon radio show time and we got to chatting. From TV to radio, Elana has been in the public eye in South Africa for a number of years, having work at DSTV and various radio stations. “I speak for a living,” says Afrika, as she talked about her rather impressive résumé in broadcasting as well as MC work, which include corporate work. Her first big production was a stage production of “Grease” in Cape Town at the age of 17 as a principle dancer and actor, “That was my big break.” says Elana who got the role after auditioning with many more experienced candidates at the time. The next move for Elana was Johannesburg where she pursued a television career as well as radio which included Jacaranda FM and 5FM. Very family oriented, Elana enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family after spending 10 years in Johannesburg away from her family. Now part of the tight-knit family at 94.5KFM, the “lifestyle reporter”, as she refers to herself, appreciates the platform she has at Cape Town’s number one radio station, “For me to be here is more than just an honour. Being at the Cape’s number one radio station… Have I reached the ultimate in radio? Yes. Will I grow more? Of cause I will. Why? Because I’ve go great management.” Catch Elana Afrika on 94.5KFM every weekday at 12pm. Also see her website, www.elanaafrika.com.

March 8, 2012

moments with liezel van der westhuizen

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SABC3‘s The Expresso Show presenter Liezel van der Westhuizen has become a house hold name in South Africa for her television and radio work, but this bombshell has proven that she has a lot more to offer. Earlier this year, van der Westhuizen completed The Ultimate Duzi Canoe Marathon held in KZN, her second consecutive Duzi Marathon and is know training for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2012. A first this year, she’ll be riding a custom-fitted techno-wonder bike that will be powered entirely by social media and it will be up to the public to get her across the finish line. In conjunction with the Cycle Tour, Pick ‘n Pay‘s digital marketing team have created the ‘Like Bike’. A bike powered solely by “likes” on the Pick ‘n Pay Facebook Page. For every “like” Liezel receives, 10 meters will be added to the distance she is able to ride on race day, Sunday 11 March 2012.

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Likes” work like any other fuel, without them Liezel will have to cool her heels until a supporter tops up her tank. By logging onto the Pick ‘n Pay Facebook site (or http://m.likebike.co.za on a mobile device) and “liking” the bike you will do your bit to propel the bike and Liezel 10 meters closer to the finish line. Additionally, every 10 Km that she completes, the Pick ‘n Pay Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy, which focuses on getting youngsters from disadvantaged backgrounds on their bikes and cycling, will receive a brand new bike and with a total distance of 110Km, 11 bikes will be donated if the Like Bike makes it all the way.

Here’s a quick fun video with Liezel… JustForTheNostalgia

Catch Liezel van der Westhuizen on SABC3’s The Expresso Show week day mornings at 5:30am and on 567KFM and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.