Lerato Mbele - Updated Feb 2024

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Lerato Mbele

Lerato Mbele is a talented South African journalist as well as a broadcaster. Lerato Mbele is well-known for being the presenter of Talking Business Africa, Africa Business Report, and Newsday among others.

Early Life

Lerato Mbele was born on 2 June 1977 and she is currently 45 years old. Likewise, her nationality is South African and her zodiac sign is Gemini. Talking about her educational journey, this personality attended the University of Cape Town.

From this institution, she earned a bachelor’s degree in politics and international relations.

For her further education, she attended a university in London. From there, she obtained her master’s degree in development studies. There is little to no information regarding this personality’s parents, siblings, and other personal details.

Moreover, she is a Chevening Scholar who has an MSc degree in Development Studies from The School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

Likewise, she completed her undergraduate from the University of Cape Town whereas she received her Honours degree from the University of Stellenbosch.

Lerato Mbele – Social Media

Talking about her social media presence, Lerato Mbele joined Twitter in June 2012 and so far has over 40.4K followers on her @mbele_lnb account.

Likewise, this personality is available on Instagram under the username @lerato_mbele_queening. However, the journalist has kept her Instagram profile private.

hence only her 7.5k followers can view her activities on this profile.

Professional Life and Career

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Caption: Lerato Mbele speaking at the World Economic Forum. Source: Flickr

Professionally, Lerato Mbele is a well-known journalist and broadcaster. This South African journalist is working for the BBC. Moreover, this journalist also presents Talking Business Africa for the aforementioned network at present.

Before this, she presented the Africa Business Report and Newsday. More recently, this personality was appointed as a member of the council (the board of directors) at the University of Cape Town.

Talking about the beginning of her career as a journalist, this personality began working for the South African Broadcasting Corporation in the year 1999. She soon rose her rank and became an anchor for its program called News at Ten.

Then in the year 2007, this journalist joined CNBC Africa at its launch. She joined it as one of the channel’s senior business presenters. During her tenure at CNBC, this journalist hosted regular programs on this channel.

Alongside, she also did coverage of many other business events including the World Economic Forum among others.

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Caption: Lerato in an interview. Source: eNCA

Similarly, in the year 2012, this journalist joined BBC News. She joined to help launch and present Newsday on the BBC World Service. Her co-worker for the aforementioned program is Lawrence Pollard.

The duo presented from 6–8.30 am (UK time) every weekday.

Moreover, she is also the presenter of Talking Business Africa. This program is a lifestyle business show that focuses on prominent entrepreneurs and their business mindset in the boardroom and on the factory floor.

For a hands-on experience, the journalist explores alongside the guest entrepreneurs.

Furthermore, this journalist was also the long-standing presenter of the Africa Business Report. The aforementioned is a weekly program and it provides analyses of different sectors of the economy across African countries.

This program also featured leading business personalities from the African continent. Moreover, this journalist’s interviews also appear on BBC World News and World Business Report.

Then in the year 2014, this journalist received the name of a “Young Global Leader”. This title was given by the Switzerland-based World Economic Forum, in the cohort selected that year. Similarly, she is a former co-editor of
Designing Democracy. She was also previously the anti-poverty ambassador for Southern Africa Trust. Likewise, she also previously received literature awards from the World Association of the University of Women.

Relationship Status

Lerato Mbele is a happily married person. However, her husband’s name is still a secret. Nevertheless, the media call her husband “Mr. Roberts”. The journalist tied the knot with her lover on 15 April 2018.

Before this, her lover gave a surprise proposal on 28 September 2017. The proposal was in the middle of the African forest. During their engagement, her husband gifted this journalist a precious engagement ring from Jenna Clifford Jewels.

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Caption: Lerato on her wedding day. Source: Twitter

Body Measurements

There is no verified information regarding Lerato Mbele’s height, weight, dress size, chest-waist-hip measures, and other body measurement details. On the other hand, the journalist has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.

Lerato Mbele – Net Worth 2022

Moving on, this journalist has a net worth of $300,000 US dollars.