Relaunch own podcast
Following a bullying incident and an assassination attempt on her life, the former Muvhango actress has thrown herself back in the driving seat. She is now fully in the business of podcasting. This comes after her recently relaunched podcast, City Girls with Tebogo Thobejane.
Through this hard-hitting platform, Thobejane tackles social and lifestyle-related issues. She delivers this with an element of style and grace not seen on any other podcast platform.
With the City Girls with Tebogo Podcast, she tackles serious social issues. These include, but are not limited to, HIV/AIDS, cyberbullying, mental health, and many other critical topics.
“Podcast outgrew my capacity. Seeking a fresh, international vibe, I decided to structure it my way. Despite Mac G
being great, we mutually concluded that starting my own channel would be the best move,” she said.
Mac G gave his blessings
She stated that the success has been incredible, but it came with a lot of drama, sweat, and hard work. The actress said that City Girls is going independent now. Mac G understood her vision and gave it his blessings.
“Also, bowing out of the country helped me secure an angel investor and close a deal overseas. We are still maintaining a strong friendship with Mac G, and our regular chats continue. Mac G is such a genius at what he does. I’ve learned much from him.”
Asked how she feels about the success of podcasts in South Africa, she said, “I hope to start monetizing my podcast. When I began, I wasn’t aware of all this, so I want fellow podcasters to start cashing in too. [I’m] proud of the success, though it seems like everyone is doing it. I’ve come across some really good ones.”
A growing platform in SA
She said what sets her podcast apart from other platforms is that “I’m a trendsetter; my podcast and style exude a sexy, unique, classy, and engaging vibe.”
This year, she has dedicated herself to empowering women through her activism as a podcaster as well as through her foundation, the Bothlale Foundation.
As if this is not enough, the talented entertainer wants to use her experience as a victim of cyberbullying. She plans to help young people overcome their own harrowing experiences through an awareness campaign.
Social awareness campaign
“My anti-bullying cyberbullying campaign aims to raise awareness in schools about the negative impact of online harassment. And to also encourage efforts to prevent and address such behaviour.
“It will involve educational initiatives, promoting empathy, providing resources, and fostering a culture of kindness and respect in digital spaces,” she added.
contacted Dudu Methula, who is the executive producer for the Mac G Podcast and Chill network
. He confirmed Thobejane’s departure.
“Tebogo was a great addition to the network. Her show, City Girls, had a good viewership on our platform. As she ventures into the podcasting space independently, we’re thrilled for her and wish her great success.”