Noted broadcaster and media personality, Xolani Gwala has been chosen as the presenter of the highly popular Dragons Den. The South African version of the show, will be broadcast on Mzansi Magic and is being produced by Rapid Blue Productions.
Currently presenting a radio show on Talk radio 702, Xolani has been in the TV and radio industry for quite some time, and has been an SABC 1 news anchor and also hosted SABC 1's current affairs show, Asikhulume, Let's Talk.
It therefore comes as NO surprise that Mzansi Magic has chosen him to host the business reality competition show. The show starts on Tuesday at 7pm.
On his new role on the show, Gwala said: "I’m thrilled to be joining the Dragons’ Den team. Entrepreneurship is something that I feel passionately about and it’s a subject that we frequently tackle on-air, from many different perspectives," he said. "I can’t wait to see who succeeds in getting the chance to pitch their idea to our dragons and, of course, which business idea is convincing enough to secure funding or mentorship from some of the best business brains in the country."
Mzansi Magic announced last month that "aspirant entrepreneurs will have to convince business giants Lebo Gunguluza, Vusi Thembekwayo, Polo Leteka Radebe, Gil Oved and Vinny Lingham that their idea is a sure-fire win on the show, providing for superb entertainment with an outcome that has the potential to positively affect South Africa’s economy."