Joy Mphande

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Joy Mphande
Born and raised in Pretoria and known on the airwaves as Joy Gracious, which is a combination of her first and second name. Joy is a vibrant, opinionated and highly competent individual who aspires to thrive in the media industry.
Joy has done first year media practices at Boston Media House, but was unable to complete the course so she decided to opt for a shorter course by enrolling at a presenting school called ‘Oncue Communications’, in that doing the 21-year-old stride taker qualified herself as a Radio presenter. A day after getting her radio presenting certificate she began interning as a technical producer and voice-over artist at a community radio station called Radio Today, three weeks into her internship she swooped up a co-presenting and content producing slot on an urban culture show called ‘The Ultimate Shutdown’ with two other mail presenters.
This media personality is qualified as an arts journalist by the training and development programme of the 18th annual Jazz festival where she was mentored and trained by journalist and author of ‘yakhal’inkomo’ Percy Mabandu and journalist Gwen Ansell.
Joy has also co-presented and produced a breakfast show called ‘The Tom London’s show’ which also broadcasted from Radio Today with radio legend Tom London.

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