The Meaning

First, ThiVi is an acronym for The Internal View. Story-telling with a creative pulse comes together on this site. Here, Bongani uMkhonza Mahlangu combines his writing with voiceover presentation skills. In other words, presetend is decades of penmaship paired with podcasts and vodcasts. 

The objective is to narrate entertaining, thoughtful, naughty and sometimes crazy tales. Meanwhile, story meals served on this platform are various tales of stews. Our focus is on music, showbiz, the arts and analysis of socio-cultural issues. Of course, with a personal touch which explains The Internal View. In addition, coming in due course will be interviews with artists. Add to that list, live-stream panel discussions. 


Bongani Mahlangu

Bongani uMkhonza Mahlangu

Over the last twenty-five years, Bongani uMkhonza Mahlangu has dabbled in journalism, communication, radio broadcasting, events conception and management work. Overall, he has been writing, voice-over gigging, handling panel discussions, and workshop facilitating. His print media journey stretches back to his role as a newspaper editor for arts, entertainment, culture and lifestyle for the Sunday World and The New Age. Additionally, from 2017 to early 2019, he was a socio-political columnist for the Sunday Sun newspaper.

The Beginnings

In 1997, Mahlangu kicked off a media career at Can-I 98.7 FM . At the community radio station based in Hydepark, he wrote, edited and read news. All that work while he produced programs and hosted a music show. While at Can-I FM, he became program and music manager. Due to his passion for music, he later founded and was publishing editor of the cultural magazine MusikMag. As an established showbiz critic, he regularly featured on the Radio 2000 breakfast show, then hosted by Justice Just Ice Ramohlola. Previously, he contributed music news commentary on Power Jams hosted by the late Bob Mabena at Power FM. Other broadcasters such as Pat Cash at YOU FM and Dudu Khoza on uKhozi FM sampled the Mahlangu views on South African showbiz.

Briefly, the uMalume we Showbiz hosted an Arts and Culture talk show on North West FM, now YOU FM.
Furthermore, the amateur songwriter has been a guest commentator on music and entertainment on television shows. These include appearing on Sunrise on e.TV, SABC 1 Daily Thetha and SABC 2 Weekend Morning Live. Mahlangu talked music and culture on the then Phemelo Motene Life Happen on SAfm. Socio-cultural commentator abilities he possesses earned him a guest status on numerous Power FM shows. The Pabi Moloi hosted the Power Weekend Breakfast show made him a regular. Finally, Mahlangu has some certificates obtained from higher education institutions. But he continues to learn through the constant reading of material on broad subjects.


For voice work contact Intertalent on 011 787 5781.  Requests for writing engagements (including corporate writing) panel discussion facilitation services and any other engagements can be directed to ezaboh@icloud.com



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