Bob Mabena


Bob Mabena is an On Air Radio Presenter on Kaya fm’s breakfast show, reputable radio consultant, inspirational speaker and renowned master of ceremonies. The Bob Mabena Brand has been around since 1998 and has grown to cover Radio and Television extensively, with huge success. Bob Mabena is an astute and professional MC and has hosted all of South Africa’s presidents since 1994. Bob Mabena is the only personality to have won awards on both Radio, Television and Music and raced Group N cars professionally.

Mabena’s radio career began in 1988 at Radio Bop where he hosted the breakfast and afternoon shows. He then moved on to Metro fm in 1992, later Highveld Stereo 94.7 and is now on Kaya fm. Earlier this year, he was inducted into the MTN Hall of Fame. His talents span beyond just radio, however. Bob's television career includes having been a Bop TV presenter, the Studio Mix presenter on SABC 1 for three years and the Africa Talks presenter for DSTV Africa to Africa.

Bob's MC and hosting highlights span from government and corporate functions to international music concerts;

 The Randy Crawford Concert

 PABHA Regional Launch, 2001

 2001 Soweto Awards

 The Consilience Technology Launch

 Ster Kinekor Bait Launch

 Oracle Year End Function in 2000

 Inaugural 46664 Concert

 City of Tshwane State of the City Address

 Sedibeng Municipality State of The District Address

 Dept of Roads and Transport Gala Dinner

 SANParks Awards

 BMF Awards

Mabena has been involved in a myriad of exciting communications centric projects including the All Africa Rally with then minster of Communications, Jay Naidoo, driving from Tunisia to Cape point to highlight the importance of Telephony and Communication in Africa. He also managed Operation Access for the IEC in the first democratic elections – a dangerous operation that provided political parties access to traditionally “no go” areas in parts of Gauteng. He is still active in his interest in the upholding of our country’s image, having staged a protest against the insulting posting of the South African flag on the backsides of elephants on a billboard belonging to a South African corporation. Although he is not an adrenaline junkie, Bob has had his fair share of thrills, bungee jumping at Moses Mabida Stadium, shark diving, Class B racing with Nissan Motorsport.

To add to his extensive list of interests, Mabena is also a philanthropist. He founded the Bob Mabena Foundation. The Foundation was established to create awareness of the needs of disadvantaged children living in South Africa’s townships. This involves supplying and improving resources, implementing feeding schemes and enhancing early childhood development in these poverty stricken areas.

Testimonial from the most recent event “He scores a 10/10. He was notified late and yet was able to accommodate us. He showed a sense of understanding the significance of the celebrant. A key mark of a good programme director is being able to think on your feet to adjust the programme sensing if there is a crisis. We started late and so he was to cut time on other items to avoid finishing late. He didn't come & behave like a celebrity but carried himself with ease and interacted well with the audience before & after the programme. He scores a 10/10. Overall rating is Excellent.

Would I hire him again or refer him to another function: Definitely.” Malose Kekana Trustee - Mlangeni Foundation

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