Thu. May 30th, 2024
By Senator Iroegbu

Showing love and compassion for humanity does not have to be expensive or when we have in abundance; it should be a way of life to share with the less privileged in society. It is these little acts of kindness that make the world a better place.

Accordingly, this life ethos has been the guiding principle of Ms. Ayanda Ngwane, a renowned journalist, media entrepreneur, geopolitics enthusiast, and humanitarian. Against all odds, she has sustained a philanthropic lifestyle using her resources, influence, and contacts to touch and inspire the lives of the less privileged in society. This she has accomplished through various platforms, particularly as the Founder of Global Assist Foundation (GAF), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).

It is, therefore, no surprise that April 19th of every year, being her birthday, is utilised as an occasion and opportunity to extend her milk of human kindness. This year, April 19, 2024, is no different as Ngwane has set her sights on amelioration of the condition of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria and underprivileged children in South Africa. Through GAF and in partnership with the Embassy of South Africa in Nigeria, Ms. Ngwane will donate a mobile library to the New Kuchingoro IDP Camp in Abuja, Nigeria, and Ga’Rankuwa Camp in Pretoria, South Africa.

In addition, her foundation also facilitates all types of skills acquisition and education training for vulnerable groups and communities, especially the youths, women, and girls.

Speaking to Global Sentinel, she said: “My foundation has been running fully since 2017, with a Shelter in Johannesburg. The main focus is to rescue, educate, and empower kids who have been made homeless by different circumstances, be they refugees, from abused homes, internally displaced, or abandoned.

“Our mission is to rehabilitate them and offer different types of skills and education so they can be part of us and fit into society; it’s all about giving hope and rescuing an African Child. In Nigeria, we will donate the mobile library to the New Kuchingoro IDP Camp, Abuja.”

Ngwane has chosen a commendable way of marking one’s birthday with a humanitarian touch. Happy birthday Yaya of Africa.


Ayanda Ngwane aka “Yaya of Africa” is a highly accomplished journalist, TV host, editor, and media consultant with a wealth of experience across the African continent. As a professional in the field, Ayanda has made significant contributions to the media industry.

Ayanda currently serves as the Host and Producer of the popular Sharing with Ayanda TV show, captivating audiences with insightful interviews and engaging discussions. In addition, Ayanda holds the position of Editor in Chief of the Diplomatic Envoy Newsletter, showcasing a deep understanding of international affairs and diplomacy.

With a solid reputation as a PR/Media Consultant, Ayanda has made a mark in Nigeria, Angola, and South Africa. Notably, Ayanda has served as the Publicist for the 2015 Davos World Economic Forum (African Chapter) and the African Women in Leadership Conference. Furthermore, Ayanda has played a pivotal role as the PR Director for the Goodwill Ambassador Awards, demonstrating a strong ability to effectively manage public relations strategies and campaigns.

Building on years of experience and a successful career journey, Ayanda has taken on the role of CEO of Ayanda Media Network. Through this venture, Ayanda continues to make strides in the media landscape, providing valuable content and media solutions to a diverse audience.

Ayanda Ngwane’s expertise extends beyond professional accomplishments. With a deep passion for promoting positive change and empowerment, Ayanda actively engages in activities that uplift communities and advocate for women’s leadership.

She is the Co-convener of the Geopolitics Series, a platform that analyses global issues from an African context working towards a solution to a more peaceful, justifiable, and prosperous world. Recently, she was appointed as the Head of the West Africa Region for BRICS TV, bringing to Africa more in-depth reports of the non-Western world.

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