Gugulethu Mhlungu (2006)

Gugulethu Mhlungu
Gugulethu Mhlungu

Caxton Magazines has announced the appointment of Gugulethu Mhlungu as the new deputy editor of Bona magazine. Mhlungu is the current Nightalk host on Radio 702.

My media career began at the age of 17 when the radio bug bit in Grahamstown at Rhodes University’s campus radio. Shortly after that, the print bug bit, and I’ve been privileged to have had experience as a former lifestyle editor and writer at a Sunday newspaper," says Mhlungu.

"Now, I’m excited to join the Caxton Magazines stable and to be working on a strong South African heritage brand with an incredibly loyal reader base," adds Mhlungu.

Mhlungu's former bi-weekly newspaper column won her the 2015 Columnist of the Year at the 2015 Media 24 Legends Awards. She also won Silver at the 2015 National Arts Festival/Business Art South Africa.

Bona, South Africa’s only publication available in four languages – English, isiZulu, seSotho and isiXhosa – aims to provide its audience with the inspiration, advice and confidence they need to be better at everything they encounter.

Caxton Magazine’s general manager, Anton Botes, says that Mhlungu is already adding tremendous value to the team.

"We love Gugulethu’s enthusiasm for her new challenge and her unique perspective on the magazine industry. We look forward to seeing her career flourish at Caxton Magazines and are thrilled to have her on board," adds Botes. 

Mhlungu has completed her bachelor of arts (majoring in journalism, media studies and anthropology) from Rhodes University, and has also completed an honours-level postgraduate degree in media management, also at Rhodes University. She has plans to complete her masters, and is currently completing her first book on the myth of the rainbow nation.

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