Life by Design

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±39 min episodes every 1 week  | 
LIFE BY DESIGN shares stories of discovering purpose, whether through leaving a vocation to pursue one’s passion or whether discovering your purpose through pain or any other life event. The aim of the programme is to inspire listeners to tap into their full potential. It is a One on One in studio interview where the presenter talks to the guest who shares about their background and their life story/experience of discovering their passion.
The show features a surprise guest- through a telephonic or in studio interview – during the 3rd segment.
It is a 4 segment show – Introduction & welcome as well as sharing background information, Journey to discovering purpose/passion, Surprise guest feature to talk through the guests’ pursuit of purpose & impact thereof (this can be a parent, a friend, a mentee, an expert, etc) & Lessons learnt & to share plus parting shots and presenter wrap up that closes with a song.


Social Media handles are as follows:

Facebook: Living Life by Design
Twitter: @livinglifebydesign
Instagram: @livinglifebydesign
YouTube: Living Life by Design with Amanda Matshaka

Our hashtags: #LivingLifeByDesign #MondayMotivation ALWAYS TAG @ChannelAfricaRadio

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Eshdey Diphae

On this episode we are joined by Eshdey Diphae is a South African born Radio DJ, TV presenter and entrepreneur. Eshdey went from being homeless to running a successful community radio station and is the founder of Black Entertainment Awards. Eshdey is living proof that your painful beginning can be a stepping stone to a future of success. She has been in the entertainment industry for more than a decade. Our surprise guest (who joins us on the line) is Thembi Mazibuko from Dorahs’ Ark Children’s home – a centre that provided Eshdey with shelter when she was homeless – today Eshdey assists at the centre as her way of giving back.

Theodorah Mooketsi

On this episode we are joined by Theodorah Mooketsi, born in Durban, South Africa and moved to Cape Town when she was only a few days old due to circumstances beyond her control . She was raised by her grandmother in the notorious Cape Flats. Theo studied Public Relations, however she couldn’t complete her Diploma due to finances, then she miraculously got a learnership to study Insurance Administration, this was a start of a bright and progressive career in the insurance industry. She was then employed by big corporations working her way up from being a contact centre sales agent, to admin clerk, to consultant, and spent the last 4 years of her corporate life in management. Theodora tells us about the sacrifices she had to make in pursuit of her purpose as she is now a successful inspirational speaker and astute businesswoman. Her husband, Joseph Mooketsi later joins us in studio and shares about what it takes to be the supporting force behind a strong purpose-driven woman.

Kedidimetse Tswai

On this episode we are joined by Mrs Africa & Mrs Africa Globe 2017, Kedidimetse Tswai. Kedidimetse was born in Mafikeng, in South Africa’s North-west province. She is the founder of I AM KEDIDIMETSE foundation, owner of KD’s Fabulous Couture Boutique, an Ambassador, Businesswoman and Mentor, Kedidimetse also works for SA’s Department of Water and Sanitation in the Communication division. She tells us about how she’s living out a life of purpose in the roles that she plays.

Clementine Mosimane

On this episode we are joined by veteran South African actress, Clementine Mosimane. She is popular for her starring role as Thandi Mazwai in Soul City, an SABC1 drama series that played in 1994 to 2003. She was also the star actress in the M-Net soap opera The Wild as Mama Rose Tladi, a pillar of the community and mother to all. Clementine has also starred as a guest in many TV series including The Lab, Intersexions, Clean Break, eKasi: Our Stories, Yizo Yizo, Ngempela, Rhythm City and others. She recently starred in a lead role in Poppie Nongena Film, a true life story based on a novel by Elsa Joubert. Growing up Clementine wanted to be a medical doctor but things took a turn when she landed a TV presenting role by chance.

Dr. Annie Claire Gallet

On this episode we are joined Dr. Annie Claire Gallet, a medical doctor with masters in HIV/Aids management and ordained pastor. Dr Gallet is an activist and Humanitarian from the DRC. She is the founder of Female Leaders Africa Service Humanitarian (FLASH). She is a wife, a mother and a businesswoman. She tells us about how she balances it all and in which area her passion lies.

Pearl Ngobeni

In this episode we are joined Pearl Ngobeni, a qualified Economist and gospel singer, Pearl Ngobeni. During Her varsity years, she tried entering singing competitions such as, the Coca Cola pop stars, which she made it to the second round, however at the time she had to choose between pursuing school and music, in which she chose to further Her Studies. School had to come first as her parents were also looking forward to her graduation Day. In 2008 Pearl obtained her Bcom Degree in Economics from South Africa’s University of Limpopo. Pearl says she lives her purpose through her music

reigning Miss South Africa Sasha-Lee Olivier.

In this episode we are joined by reigning Miss South Africa Sasha-Lee Olivier. Sasha-Lee represented South Africa at Miss World 2019. Sasha-Lee, who was Miss South Africa 2019 runner's up was announced as the new Miss South Africa, taking over Miss SA duties from the title holder, Zozibini Tunzi who was crowned Miss Universe in December. Sasha says she is thrilled to wear the Miss South Africa crown. She says, “Taking over the Miss South Africa title means that I am able to continue working to help women who, like me, have been sexually abused. It will be a top priority for me during my time as Miss South Africa. Sasha-Lee has turned her painful past of sexual assault into a message of hope for victims of sexual assault through her #Itsnotyourfault campaign – something that she says is her life purpose.

Dorothy Seekoei - Kenya

In this episode we are joined by Dorothy Seekoei, a native of Kenya. Growing up Dorothy wanted to be a medical doctor but realised in high school that she wasn’t gifted in the area of sciences. It was during this time that she realised she had a gift of public speaking. She is now a lecturer at Johannesburg Bible College and is the co-founder of a network that trains women in business across Africa – something that she says she’s passionate about and is her calling. Our surprise guest, Palesa Mokhethi, Dorothy’s colleague at JBC joins us on the line.


In this episode we are joined by Keabetswe Ncube born and raised in Johannesburg, SA. Kea is a DJ, radio and television presenter. Before she ventured into radio she did a catering and hospitality course for three years. She worked in the hospitality industry for some time before she realised that her passion lied in radio. She tells us how she made the switch from hospitality to media. Later we are joined on the line by Kea’s friend and former colleague – Miss Q – as our surprise guest.

Onkarabile Mokoto South Africa

In this episode we are joined by Onkarabile Mokoto from North West, SA. Onkarabile wanted to be a musician growing up but gave that up when he realised he couldn’t sing. He went to Johannesburg to study teaching at Wits University but dropped out due to lack of finances. He took up a job as a security guard and worked at it for six years to save up in order to pursue his dream of becoming a motivational speaker. Today he owns a speaking academy, is an award-winning author and actor. He tells us about the sacrifices he made to live a life of purpose.


In this episode we are joined by Joseph Ukor who hails from the southern part of Nigeria, now living in Johannesburg, SA. Joseph obtained a diploma in hotel catering and management and went on to work in the hospitality industry, where he did quite well. He later switched to theology studies in his quest to pursue his purpose and obtained a diploma from Global African school of missions in Nigeria before moving to South Africa to further his studies in theology. He joins us to talk about the difficult yet fulfilling journey he had to take to pursue his purpose. On the line we are joined by a surprise guest – a person from the Johannesburg college Joe went to – she shares how his resilient spirit in the midst of trials encouraged everyone at the college.

Uche Agu

In this episode we are joined by Nigerian musician Uche Agu who was born in Onitsha, in Ambra State of Nigeria. Uche grew up in a musical family and at an early age would take to the stage and demonstrate his talent. He later planned to study law at the University of Port Harcourt as he hoped to pursue a legal career, but he never got to realise this as his love for music and his calling to pursue it took over. He received his big break when he came to South Africa and after trying for a while was introduced to one of Africa’s biggest gospel choirs – Joyous Celebration where he became popular after he led the song My God is goodooo. He tells us how his life changed from pursuing a law degree to becoming a music sensation.

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