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Leading Master of Ceremonies

Ursula Chikane (formerly Stapelfeldt) is the popular presenter of the lifestyle show “Top Billing”. In addition she hosts the radio show, “Jammin’ Africa” which broadcasts throughout the continent weekly.

Ursula has been involved in South African media for many years. She is well-known by South Africans for her stint as “Brown Sugar” on the top radio station 5FM, and as the former MTN “Gladiator” presenter. Ursula was born in Johannesburg and studied Public Relations at Wits Technikon. She started out as a sports presenter for “TopSport” on SABC.

Ursula’s infectious smile, generous personality and professional approach make her an extremely popular and sought-after Master of Ceremonies for corporate events, and clients’ feedback on her participation includes enthusiastic praise without fail!

“Ursula was just amazing! We could not have asked for a more professional MC for our Restaurant Summit. She is eloquent, energetic, and totally on the ball. She knows how to make a crowd feel at ease, while being completely engaging. Her energy levels are incredible, and she managed to keep the conference attendees interested at all times with her personal (and apt) anecdotes and jokes. Ursula arrived totally prepared, and offered a lot by way of guiding the conference in the right direction. Ursula manages to find a personal connection with each and every person that she speaks to, and she is immensely likeable. We would not hesitate to work with Ursula again.” -Cara Hedding, Marketing Manager, Zomato Media Limited

“Ursula is an absolute professional and a pleasure to work with. One of many things I liked about her was that she came prepared with her own script that worked well with the proceedings of the night. She had the delegates – and organisers – eating out of her hand. If you have Ursula on your side that’s one less area you need to worry about!” – Ludwe Manzana, Events Department, The Communications Firm
“I found Ursula Chikane an absolute delight and a true professional – and so did the rest of the Standard Bank People’s Wheels Awards team!! What a pleasure it was working with her!

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