On Air Personality
More on Zikhona
I grew up in the Eastern Cape in South Africa. Matriculated at Victoria Girls' High School in Grahamstown in 2004. I proceeded to go study Journalism at the Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa's capital city Pretoria. Thereafter I worked as a radio field reporter at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) newsroom for 4years. I dabbled as a vocalist in a Jazz band throughout the years and also as a voice over artist. Home is in Mdantsane and I come from a small family with one brother (Bathandwa Miso) and a sister (Nomzamo Ncanywa)
What’s your favourite day of the week and why?
My favourite day of the week is definately Sunday...apart from church,it's a day of reflection, evaluation and rest as I look forward to what lies ahead.
Your Favourite weekend hang out?
Anything where, as long as I’m surrounded my family and friends.
What is your favourite form of relaxing?
Music, Music, Music...I'm a big music junkie, so when I have the time to relax, I pop a cd in my music player, sit back and just 'be'...at this stage I usually end up dozing off!
What makes you laugh/smile?
My five year old niece Olothando Ncanywa...she's just the sweetest thing and extremely inquisitive. Her stories and just the way she carries on always puts a smile on my face.
What is your favourite tourism destination?
In the continent, I have a fascination with Angola and I really want to visit one day...otherwise, I'd love to go to Cuba and experience the culture there.
What or who inspires you?
In life, I am inspired by my parents, Nomathamsanqa and Mjongile Miso who have been go getters, hard workers and never allowed circumstance stand between them and their dreams/aspirations.
In journalism, I am inspired by the many African journalists who continue to strive towards telling "the REAL African story" even through gatekeeping and obstacles along the way.
What does it mean to you to be a part of Channel Africa in this era?
I feel extremely honored to have been chosen as a channel of communication for my fellow Africans. In an era where Africa is gradually advancing in various spheres, I feel incredibly privileged to witness history unfolding and furthermore playing my small role from this platform which is Channel Africa.
How do you describe your on-air personality?
My on air personality is no different to how I am everywhere else...it's welcoming,relevant, authoritative, fun and straight to the point (Getting the answers)
Your most memorable radio moment?
Too many - visiting conflict ridden Gaza in 2009, reporting on being assaulted by Egyptian police in 2010, interviewing former SA president Thabo Mbeki amongst others.
Any other passions besides Radio?
Yes! Music... I am an alto vocalist and I compose songs :-) I thoroughly adore music, particularly jazz and soul
Do you have any phobias?
Yes, unfortunately....I'm not too keen on closed spaces, so I'm chlosterphobic
Cooking, scrapbooking, reading, socializing...
I have a sweet tooth, so I love making desserts and sampling them of course, reading is a given in this profession and socializing, so many people to speak to so little time.
Message you would like to share with your listeners?
"Be the change, you want to see in the world"