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Speaker William Jiyana

Arts, Entertainment and Educational Background

I was born Kwandebele at Tweefontein E 1990 on the 03 of June. I attended my primary school at Phelwane Primary School in 2006, where I started dreaming big and unleashing my potential. I matriculated at Phambili Senior Secondary School, where I started an organisation called Zivuseni Art Society (currently known as Zivuseni Youth and Community Development) which is involved in performing arts and theatre production. 2006 I auditioned for the radio Drama at Ikwekwezifm station and I got the part. I starred in several radio dramas. In 2007 I won the best Male actor awards of Ikwekwezi Star Awards.

2009 I was recognised by the Black Business Quarterly Youth Awards as the youngest person for contributing in Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Youth Development. I was the first presenter for the Teen Zone show which was dealing with the everyday life challenges that the youth face in South Africa and Africa.

After matric I enrolled at the University of Pretoria for a Bachelor of Arts in Languages and Communications and Graduated and received my degree in 2010. Then I did BA honours in Languages and Communications. I started doing voice-over adverts which I’m still doing for Radio and Television

2010 I went to Asia in Thailand and did news reporting for the Dhamakaya Media Channels which broadcast Peace News all over the world; it was a great experience thanks to Mrs Juliet Skhosana and Advocate John Mthimunye for making my tour to Asia possible.

2010 I became a weather presenter for Isindebele News on SABC 1 which I’m still presenting and attended climatology and the study of weather conditions for three (3) months. I was chosen by the University of Pretoria to attend a conference in Cape Town as one of the Brightest Young Minds of South Africa and I delivered a speech on Media influence on Young People.

2011 I started being involved in Filmmaking and produced a film titled “Hoekline” which addresses the issues we as youth are faces and the film was released 2011 December. I’m currently the Radio host at the Ikwekwezi FM hosting two (2) show’s on weekends, Ungasali (6pm-9pm) Saturdays and NgezikhambaNomoya (12pm-15pm) on Sundays. And I’m a professional Arts Administrator trained with Arts and Culture Trust.

2012: I was appointed as an Educator and District Subject Moderator at Star of Hope Independent Schoolwhere I taught isiNdebele an (African Language)and Life Orientation and I served a year.

2013: I'm appointed as a Lecturer for University of Johannesburg project called Teacher Education Campus in Mpumalanga Province which is soon to be recognized as University of Mpumalanga.

Partcipant on a National Competition for Corporate Social Investment called “You Deserve it” brough to you by OMO which is aired on E.TV.

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