On Air Personality
Inspired Sunday Presenter
Born Penny Matsidiso Lebyane on the 25th of December 1976, in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. She has become a multi levelled media practitioner, with over 20 years’ experience in both Radio and Television. Her career started at community radio station – The Voice of Soweto. She studied National Diploma in Public Relations, Communications and Media Studies at UNISA. Penny hosted ETV's Sunrise, and Women’s Talk Show called Motswako on SABC2 for 5 seasons amongst other things. Career highlight was an exclusive interview on international news network; Aljazeera about the impact Oprah Winfrey had on African Women and their Development. The network identified Lebyane as a Voice for African Women.
Penny leads Digital Radio platform’s daily drive time show on Massiv Metro.(3pm – 5pm). She previously hosts Kukuthi La a weekly impactful
property rights real life show, Let’s Talk Papgeld talk show a 360 insight on the impact of child maintenance in South Africa (S.A) and UnBreak My
Heart a relationship therapy TV show, both broadcasted on S.A’s Black owned newly launched Television channel; MOJA LOVE. Penny is also, a loving mother, an advocate for social impact issues, a MC, speaker, a voice of note an activist in her own right. Penny is passionate about community building, women and youth development and has worked closely with various government, NGO’s, educational institutions and corporate companies on issues of women development, mental health, youth empowerment, education, self-actualisation and community development.
In 2012 she established The Penny Lebyane Foundation which offers a mentorship programme to schools and higher learning institutions providing career and personal guidance to young people in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga where she spent most of her childhood.
Her previous MC & Facilitator work includes:
- Global Citizen Mandela 100 Advocate: Moderated a Live TV Discussion with Chris Martin of Cold Play and Kweku
- Mandela Executive Producer of Global Citizen – 2019
- Coca Cola Africa: Global Citizen Speaker – 2019
- Nedbank SA: Global Citizen Advocacy Presenter African Child Feeding Scheme Gala Dinner Fundraiser -Deloitte SA Host 2017, 2018
- The Presidency of SOUTH Africa - 2018
- Wellness Day EOH Health and Empowerment Event 2018
- SPAR - Challenge Women Race MC 2017
- United Nation Women - Conference Moderator, 2016, Nairobi, Kenya