Siki Mgabadeli

Radio and television presenter

That is Siki Mgabadeli's favourite thing? Talking. That's why she feels she's got the "best job in the world�. The 31-year-old Rhodes graduate presents SAfm's Morning Talk with Siki every weekday morning. "As a nation, we are hungry for information and I think that's healthy � it certainly helps the debates I'm able to have on radio,� she says. She also co-hosts Africa Inc � a show about black economic empowerment � on SABC 3. Her commitment to "removing the jargon� from economic news coverage won her Sanlam's financial journalist of the year award in 2006, and she hasn't looked back since. Mgabadeli's love of media is in her blood. Her grandmother was a trailblazer, who wrote radio dramas in isiXhosa: one of the first women of her generation to do so. Mgabadeli needed that same spirit when she entered the world of financial journalism � especially when CEOs talked to her "like a two-year-old� during interviews. They don't do that now. � Sipho McDermott

Twitter: @sikimgabadeli