Masechaba Ndlovu has been appointed as the spokesperson to the Department of Sports, Arts and, Culture as Minister Nathi Mthethwa’s newly appointed spokesperson!elevision and radio personality
“It is an honour and a privilege. I am ready to serve indeed,” wrote Masechaba Ndlovu.
“I am pleased to welcome Masechaba Ndlovu to the Department of Sports, Arts and, Culture as my newly appointed Spokesperson. As a Department, we know that you will play an integral part in executing our motto of laying the foundation for greatness,” said Nathi Mthethwa.
Masechaba Ndlovu is a Zambian-born South African actress, television producer, and presenter best-known for presenting shows such as Weekend Live, Into Africa, Afro Showbiz and eNews.
Having earned her media studies qualification in which she majored in journalism, video broadcasting and public relations, Masechaba Ndlovu got a chance to carry out her formal skills and acquired further knowledge at Urban Brew Studios.
Masechaba Ndlovu also hosted the SABC1 reality competition One Day Leader, in 2011 and again in 2013.
While at Urban Brew, she became a studio anchor and video journalist for Into Africa, a travel show on SABC Africa that she co-presented with Hlomla Dandala. The show took her across the continent to Ethiopia, Egypt, Uganda, Ghana, and Nigeria. She was also a researcher, content-producer and scriptwriter for the show.
She debuted on SABC screens as a supporting actress on the soapie Generations, before clinching a lead role in the e.tv soapie Backstage in 2003.
Since then, Masechaba has presented numerous shows including That’I’Zak and Out of Box with Paul Viv. For two consecutive seasons, she was a sports host on the wrestling show WWP.
Later Masechaba Ndlovu traded in the lights of the ring for the glitz of the showbiz world, gracing red carpets and interviewing local and international stars on SABC1’s music show Reliable Slamdown. On many occasions she was a guest presenter on Live, SABC1’s Friday night live music program.
In 2006, Masechaba pioneered SABC Africa’s entertainment news program, Afro Showbiz. She was unveiled as the face of the Old Mutual Vukani Fashion Awards at the official press launch.
In 2013 she began hosting the talk show Eksê: Let’s Talk with Masechaba Lekalake with Tol A$$ Mo and Refilwe Modiselle on the OpenView HD channel eKasi+. It was the first original series to air on eKasi+, starting on the evening that the channel went live in October 2013. It began the following day on e.tv as well and got a second season in 2014.
Also in 2014, she hosted the e.tv game show I Love South Africa.