Azania Mosaka: A Broadcaster and Advocate

Azania Mosaka

Azania Mosaka, born on April 18, 1977, in Pimville, Soweto, South Africa, is a renowned broadcaster and journalist with over two decades of experience in radio and television. Growing up in a single-parent household with her mother, Azania’s early years were shaped by her mother’s resilience and dedication as a nurse.

Azania Mosaka

Azania Mosaka

18 April 1977 (age 46)

Soweto, South Africa
Alma mater University of Witwatersrand
Occupation(s) Broadcaster, Journalist, Business woman, Speaker, Philanthropist, Podcaster
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Tony Ndoro (2005-2011)
Children Shamiso Mosaka, Tatenda Ndoro
  • Rabotapi Mosaka (father)
  • Ouma Mosaka (mother)

Despite facing challenges, Azania pursued her passion for communication, studying Communication Management at Vega School and earning an Honours in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Azania’s media journey began at the age of 18 when she co-hosted a youth talk show called “The Joint” on CCV-TV, which later became SABC 1. After the show’s third season, she ventured to London for three years, gaining invaluable life experiences while working odd jobs. Upon returning to South Africa, Azania dedicated herself to HIV/AIDS advocacy work for loveLife, facilitating conversations about stigma reduction and awareness in communities across the country.

Broadcasting Career 

Azania’s broadcasting career took off when she joined Metro FM as a producer before transitioning to hosting various shows, including “Route 326” and “Total Bliss.” She made history as the first woman in South Africa to host both the drive and breakfast shows on a commercial radio station. Her move to talk radio at Power 987 and later 702 showcased her versatility and commitment to meaningful dialogue on pressing social issues.

Outside of broadcasting, Azania is deeply involved in advocacy work, particularly in social justice, human rights, and gender equality. She founded Peo Impact Gardens, a non-profit organization focused on developing school gardens in disadvantaged communities to combat child hunger. Through Peo, Azania champions organic vegetable gardens in schools, supplementing the national School Nutrition Program and supporting families in need.

Personal Life

Azania’s personal journey includes marriage to Tony Ndoro, which ended in divorce in 2011, and raising her two children, a daughter, and a son. Despite her busy schedule, Azania remains dedicated to her family and her mission to effect positive change through her broadcasting career and advocacy efforts.

In summary, Azania Mosaka’s impact extends far beyond the airwaves. As a trailblazing broadcaster and advocate, she continues to inspire others with her resilience, compassion, and commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. Through her work, Azania empowers communities, amplifies marginalized voices, and leaves a lasting legacy of compassion and social change

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