Ntokozo Mbuli

From grade 6, when she started film studies, Ntokozo Mbuli wanted to work in television so badly the obsession consumed her. “I wanted my name to be among the credits,” she says. So, when she was in grade 11 she called every number listed under SABC to get an in. “I was there every school holiday and half-term break.” She decided to study at the Rand Afrikaans University (now the University of Johannesburg) in order to be close to the SABC’s studios. Driven as she is, she started with a four-minute slot doing book reviews and today is a presenter on 50/50. As a face of the brand she is called upon to be a mistress of ceremonies, gives talks and is involved in environmental initiatives. But she is happiest when she is behind the camera, as series producer, and heading the business development wing of Clive Morris Productions, the production company for  which she works. — Joonji Mdyogolo