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CNBC Africa lands Oprah interview

2012-01-16 15:50
 
Cape Town – CNBC Africa (DStv channel 410) has scored an exclusive hour long interview with Oprah Winfrey set to be broadcast on Tuesday evening, with the talk show diva set to open up about everything regarding her South African private girls' school, her conversation with former president Nelson Mandela which led her to build the school and her new American TV channel, the Oprah Winfrey Network.

The business channel scored the "get" as it's known in the TV industry as Winfrey arrived this past Friday in South Africa for the graduation ceremony which of the first class of 72 girls who just matriculated from her private boarding school, The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls near Henley-on-Klip.

The hour long interview will be shown on CNBC Africa's Africa Prime with Godfrey Mutizwa on Tuesday at 18:00. According to CNBC Africa, Winfrey talks about her school which she began in 2007 and which has since seen its share of headline grabbing controversies but has also become an education success story for South Africa as well as an example for the rest of the African continent.

In the exclusive TV interview, Winfrey will be talking about the importance of education and why it personally matters to her. She sheds light on the conversation she had with the former president, Nelson Mandela, who convinced her to build the school – something she now says she would have approached differently.  

In the Africa Prime hour Winfrey also gives insight into life after The Oprah Winfrey Show (still seen in reruns on SABC3) as well as her newest endeavour, The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) which just turned one year old in America. Her new talk show Oprah's Next Chapter just started and is a ratings success for the channel that's been struggling to find viewership during the past year.

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