On Air Personality
More on Amanda Matshaka
Briefly describe you/your background?
I was born in the rural Eastern Cape Province, in South Africa. There wasn’t much at home but I was surrounded by love. The poverty that I grew up in has taught me to be an achiever in life and never to set limits.
What’s your favourite day of the week and why?
Saturday, I get to go out and spend time shopping or watching a movie. Later on I relax with my family.
Your Favourite weekend hang out?
Any beautiful shopping mall with some seafood restaurant and a movie house.
What is your favourite form of relaxing?
Chilling at home with a good book and lots of magazines.
What makes you laugh/smile?
Children, they’re just so cute and crack me up when they are having “serious conversations”.
What is your favourite tourism destination?
I’ll keep it South African, its Haga Haga Resort in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
What or who inspires you?
I’m inspired by a lot of different things in life. People who strive to make a difference inspire me a lot.
What does it mean to you to be a part of Channel Africa in this era?
It means being awakened to the beauty and uniqueness of the African continent. To be a part of a global community that serves the interests of Africans.
How do you describe your on-air personality?
As a news reader I believe that I come across as a strong, serious somebody, also witty as well.
Your most memorable radio moment?
The first salary I got for doing what I love – radio broadcasting. I never thought that one could do what they love and get paid for it. For me radio is not a job but a passion.
Any other passions besides Radio?
I’m a writer as well, I write articles for magazines and newspapers.
Do you have any phobias?
I had to face my fear of snakes and have overcome it. So no, I don’t have phobias.
Cooking, scrapbooking, reading, socializing...
When I’m keeping to myself, I love to read and my love for people makes me a sociable somebody I believe. So for me it’s reading & socializing.
Message you would like to share with your listeners?
I’ll quote from Nelson Mandela‘s wise words: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”