Ancillar Mangena


Ancillar Mangena is a journalist who believes in the power of objective storytelling to make an impact in society. As a child, she spent long hours glued to TV News channels, fascinated by news.  From age 12, she knew she wanted to be a journalist reporting on African stories.  Immediately after completing her honours degree in Journalism at the University of Johannesburg in 2014, she was hired by Caxton community newspapers where she worked for just over a year before being head hunted by Chris Bishop, Forbes Africa magazine founding editor.

This June, Ancillar won the Sanlam Excellence in Financial Journalism Award: African Growth Story category; last year, she won the CNN MultiChoice Young Journalist of the Year Award, Sanlam Excellence in Financial Journalism Young Journalist of the Year Award and was a finalist for the Foreign Press Association Young Journalist of the Year award.

In addition to her work at FORBES AFRICA, Ancillar co-hosts, Business Tonight, a show on CNBC Africa, a business news channel. Ancillar has interviewed the likes of Christo Wiese, founder of Shoprite and Seinhoff, Michiel Le Roux founder of Capitec and legendary Richard Maponya.

That’s not all. Ancillar is also a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and a budding entrepreneur.