About Pearl

" Even the poorest among us deserve the dignity of equality" - Prophet of Life

About Pearl

Pearl believes in social justice through education and an inclusive economy & society.

In a fast paced world, we often find ourselves whisked by the wind that blows our way…this has not been the case for Pearl Shongwe. She has become a force to be reckoned with in the media landscape. Born in Soweto, the television presenter, newsreader, voice artist and facilitator has always dreamed of a career in broadcasting – having started auditioning for TV commercials at the age of 12.

Years on, the 'Miss Soweto 2011 Finalists' passion has not died – in fact it's spurred her on and has been the driver behind her continued diligence, excellence and dedication to her craft - Pearl has found herself on the anchoring chair, behind the mic and some big stages where she leads ceremonies as an MC, Program Director and Facilitator.

Her career in broadcasting kicked off in 2010 when she worked for youth radio station YFM as an entertainment reporter, alongside youth pioneer and DJ, Mo Flava, for over two years. She went on to work as a floor MC at Silverstar Casino, where she learnt the art of connecting with audiences. Having sport as one of her passions, led her to work with SABC Sport as a reporter and voice artist to their flagship programs, including a children sport show, 'Sports Buzz'.

  • Newsreader

    Metro FM

  • Presenter

    SABC News Channel 404

  • Presenter

    SABC 1

Pearl believes in social justice through education and an inclusive economy & society.

In a fast paced world, we often find ourselves whisked by the wind that blows our way…this has not been the case for Pearl Shongwe. She has become a force to be reckoned with in the media landscape. Born in Soweto, the television presenter, newsreader, voice artist and facilitator has always dreamed of a career in broadcasting – having started auditioning for TV commercials at the age of 12.

Years on, the 'Miss Soweto 2011 Finalists' passion has not died – in fact it's spurred her on and has been the driver behind her continued diligence, excellence and dedication to her craft - Pearl has found herself on the anchoring chair, behind the mic and some big stages where she leads ceremonies as an MC, Program Director and Facilitator.

Her career in broadcasting kicked off in 2010 when she worked for youth radio station YFM as an entertainment reporter, alongside youth pioneer and DJ, Mo Flava, for over two years. She went on to work as a floor MC at Silverstar Casino, where she learnt the art of connecting with audiences. Having sport as one of her passions, led her to work with SABC Sport as a reporter and voice artist to their flagship programs, including a children sport show, 'Sports Buzz'.

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