On Air Personality
I am a go-getter. A difference maker and a dreamer.
I, Nkosinathi Ntuli- Call me Na-T, was born and bred in the dusty streets of Kameelrivier ‘B’ 28 years ago. Growing up in a place so remote made it difficult to dream any further than the norm. After completing my matric in the year 2000 I went on a journey of gathering knowledge and getting closer to my dream and passion. That led to me studying at institutions like Tshwane University of Technology, MEDUNSA (now University of Limpopo) and the University of Pretoria. It was while studying at the University of Pretoria pursuing a career in Bcom where my interest in the communications, marketing and presenting fields was reignited. I then got my big break when I joined SABC 1 in June 2006 as a continuity presenter and all that wealth of knowledge that had been gathered over the years came in handy. During my two and a half years tenure on the TV channel, I worked on air and also as one of their Brand Ambassadors. That meant representing this major brand in events and shows such as The Rand Show TV Stand in Nasrec, the tv shows LIVE & Yo-TV, Cell C Concerts in Cape Town, Winikhaya and MACUFE just to mention a few. I have since worked and still continue working with companies like Sonovision, RAP Studios, Hilltop Studios, Intelleca, The Firehouse Group and many others as a voice over artist. Before and also during my relationship with Ikwekwezi fm I have worked with SABC Education on its Takalani Sesame Project as a script reviewer, which is a responsibility that encompasses the promotion of efficient use of IsiNdebele and also of adherence of set script writing standards.
My work on TV extended to me working for Tswelopele and SABC 1’s lifestyle magazine show Ses’khona that airs on Thursdays as a presenter and also a voice over artist for more than two years. For me to be able to do this job effectively, it required good presenting skills, proficiency in more than one language and ability to function as efficiently under pressure.
I joined Ikwekwezi Fm in 2008 as a Breakfast Show - Wasala Wena host. It’s a job that involved interviewing key stakeholders of the station and people that include the former Gauteng Heatlh MEC Qedani Mahlangu, COSATU’s Patrick Craven, SAFA’s Leslie Sedibe, Bantu Holomisa, 2010 LOC’s Communications Manager Rich Mkhondo, Former New Zealand Rugby captain Richard Loe and the list goes on and on. Amongst many achievements that I enjoyed working on this show, include being a part of the team that introduced and saw through the Football Friday concept prior and during the 2010 FIFA World cup. This is a responsibility I took with both hands and did with pride and dedication for 3 years. Siditjhile is Ikwekwezi fm’s Midday Show that airs between 12midday and 15h00 Monday to Friday and it has presented its own challenges, but because I am an individual who is always willing to learn, this is one of those challenges that has propelled me to develop and enhance other skills that I did not even know I possessed.
Because I strive to make a difference in everything I do, I recently got honored by the DR J.S Moroka Local Municipality as a young person who is A Difference Maker in the Media fraternity and who is a leader among his peers. When I’m not on the air I do a lot of MC work. Institutions like Dr J.S Moroka Municipality and the Nkangala District Education Department among others could provide testimony to that. I am also involved with Facebook Difference Makers which is a team of young people whose endeavor is to do away with the misperceptions some people have about the social media through using the Facebook medium in bringing about change to the lives of children who are destitute. I am also a member of Siyatjheja Social Project which is an organization that aims to educate and empower the youth of Mpumalanga. Nkosinathi Wynand Ntuli is a man who leads, while others follow.