South African Change Makers to Feature on African Voices


Two reputable South Africans, well talented in textile designs and style will this week hug the klieglights on African Voices Changemakers, a magazine programme of the Cable News Network (CNN) sponsored by telecommunication services provider, Globacom.

Although both Sindiso Khumalo and Wendy Ntinezo hail from South Africa, the former, who is a specialist in women’s wear textile designs, lives and works in Hackney, East London.

According to a stamen from Globacom, sponsors of the programme, Khumalo was shortlisted in 2012 for the Elle Magazine Rising Star Competition and showcased her debut SS13 collection at the Awards. In February, 2013, her Aretha Dress was nominated for “Most Beautiful Object in South Africa” by the Design Indaba Cape Town. She works with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in various parts of Africa in developing new textiles for her collections.

Ntinezo, Johannesburg-based actress, stylist and mental wellness advocate is also the founder of Black Merge TV. She is regarded as a style icon who has a huge impact on the South African youth.

The 25-year-old is a content creator and producer who recently launched a television show, “Conversations We Never Had”, which harps on living, religion and spirituality.

African Voices Changemakers will be broadcast at 9.30 a.m. on Saturday on CNN on DSTV Channel 401. Repeat broadcasts come up on Sunday at 4.30 a.m., 7.30 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 7.3.0 p.m. and on Monday at 5.30 a.m.