Siki Mgabadeli

Siki Mgabadeli is a South African financial journalist, television presenter and producer best known for anchoring a variety of television and radio shows for the SABC and Enca, including Business@10 on SABC3; Market Update on SABC,   Morning Talk on SAFM and most recently the Big Debate on Enca.
Siki attained a Bachelor of Journalism Degree from Rhodes University, studying at the institution from 1997-2000. Exploring a number of courses of interest such politics, television journalism and production and economics journalism.
She started her career as a journalist in January 2001 at the satellite business channel Summit TV, where she worked as a reporter, covering daily business and economic stories. She was also a part-time presenter on the channel. While at Summit TV, she anchored African Business Tonight, a programme dedicated to business and markets in Africa, which aired across Africa sold by TV Africa and Summit TV.
She also served as senior business news anchor at CNBC Africa which airs in South Africa on DStv until 2009. She covered major African markets and participated at the World Economic Forum on Africa, the IBSA Editor’s Conference in India and the African Green Revolution Conference in Oslo, Norway.
She left Summit TV and CNBC and held the position of Executive Producer – Economics Desk at the SABC. She was on the public broadcaster’s evening business programme, Business Beat. She also anchored and produced the business news on the SABC’s premier morning programme Morning Live for a few months.
Siki got the opportunity to sub-anchor the financial markets slot on the SABC’s Business Update, the only business-news programme on television that aired while the stock exchange was trading opened up. She was based at the JSE and spoke to traders and fund managers on issues affecting investors.
She also acted as a stand-in presenter on the SABC’s prime-time News@10 economics slot and anchored the special broadcasts of the Reserve Bank’s Monetary...