CNBC Africa lands Oprah interview

2012-01-16 15:50
Thinus Ferreira
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.


  • stoute.babuseng - 2012-01-16 16:58

    Man i'm tired of reading news about this old woman already, why cant she just go home and eat Hamburgers and watch stupid rugby imitation sport they call american football

      ncubs - 2012-01-16 17:33

      don't hate appreciate her boobs lol

      Shoosh - 2012-01-16 18:19

      @ncubs doesn't she look like a typical African without the American? Enuff of this racist tart now, surely there are more newsworthy articles which to report? This school was 1 (ONE) of 644 that scored 100% Matric pass rate yet this is the only one given this prominent news coverage, WHY?

  • bulelwa.m.maki - 2012-01-17 10:02

    Why are we allowing Americans to come into our country critisise or education and then say they set a standard for our country in education. Out of how many private and public schools that got 100% pass rate, she is not doing any of us a favour instead we are making her look good and giving her exposure. And why does our country allow this fat lady to come and take our land then profit from all the publicity she get from her school of the disadvantaged and even did anyone notice how well spoken and fluent the kids she took into her school when she started. Our poor kids her struggle to even speak the english language properly. Oprah is just a foney. Go back home we are sick of you "Miss Know it all"

      Irene - 2012-01-18 09:11

      I agree with u 100%. Go home and stay there - u old cow!!

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