Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp is one of the most recognised media personalities in South Africa.
She presents the daily breakfast TV show Expresso on SABC3 and is well-known for her past radio shows on 5fm, Jacaranda 94.2 and Kfm. Her TV presenting resume includes The Road to Miss SA and numerous programs for Mnet, Supersport and Kyknet. Her film acting roles include Footskating 101, Spaarwiel, Jimmy in Pienk, Stone Cold Jane Austen (due for release April 2015) and Hollywood in My Huis (due for release May 2015). In 2013 she was the lead actress in Droom at the Klein Karoo National Kunstefees.
Fashion has always been of keen interest to Elana. She’s a GQ Style Award Winner and launched the well-known ShoesDay concept to radio. She created the celebrated #ShoesDay which sees her giving her own shoes to fans for free. Elana is in enormous demand on the corporate speaking and MC circuit. Her CSI work includes an ongoing mentorship program with her alma mater, Parow High School. She’s an ambassador for CANSA and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.
An astute businesswoman and university graduate, Elana launched her first range of wine in 2014 – “Elana Wine” – a boutique range of Shiraz produced in the Durbanville Wine Route region. Elana also co-owns and manages the PR & social media agency The Media Menu – www.themediamenu.com.
Elana is a keen golfer with honorary membership at premium golf courses in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Last but not least, she is highly influential in social media and is considered one of the most influential tweeters in SA. She complements her strength in the digital space with a sizzling lifestyle and fashion blog chocolateface.co.za