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 - for which she was nominat-ed for a MTN Radio Award. Her TV presenting resume includes The Road to Miss SA and numerous programs for Mnet, Supersport and Kyknet.
A former-SAMA judge, her film acting roles include Footskating 101, Spaarwiel, Jim-my in Pienk, Stone Cold Jane Austen and Hollywood in My Huis . 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 recipient of GLAMOUR’s Most GLAMOURous Award. Elana extended her love for fashion by launching the well-known ShoesDay concept to radio and extended it online with #ShoesDay, giving her shoes to her fans via social media. She was re-cently nominated at the YOU Spectacular awards and also serves as an ambassador for the SA Brandy Foundation.
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, raking in a Gold Michelangelo award. She is an ambassador for the KIA Motors and group and 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 Johan-nesburg and Cape Town.
Last but not least, this mom-trepreneur is highly influential in social media and is con-sidered 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.