Refiloe Mpakanyane, a 2014 National Book Week ambassador, started her career as Metro FM’s first-ever, in house, film critic. Refiloe has been in radio for eight years, the latter six , spent reading and compiling news, on the flagship breakfast radio shows of talk station SA Fm and the country’s leading urban commercial music station, Metro FM. She can now be heard anchoring the news, as part of the afternoon drive time team on Metro FM and is also a television news anchor at the 24hour news station eNCA.
Refiloe had a short, but noteworthy stint at satellite/shortwave radio news service Channel Africa, at which she presented the morning’s current affairs, on a service available throughout the African continent as well as North America. Refiloe gained valuable experience in writing and editing while working in the newsroom, the basic but all important tenets of factual accuracy, research, brevity, positioning and tone, standing her in good stead as a script writer for television talk show “Respect with HHP”.
She is also a voice over artist and emcee. Her proudest achievements have grown to include championing causes close to her heart, such as promoting reading, as a National Book Week ambassador (2011 & 2012) and mentoring younger women as a mentor to girls at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.