Mogau Seshoane Aims To Inspire A Nation Through Food

Soul City and Ochre Media in partnership National Department of Health have launched a health and development pop-up channel, The Good Life Network, on DStv channel 199 on 1 December 2015 which will run until 31 March 2016.

The Good Life Network is focused on producing and broadcasting content that contribute towards positive individual and societal health outcomes. Viewers can look forward to shows that cover nutrition, health and fitness, human rights, youth sexuality, HIV and TB, as well as consumer and gender rights.

One of the stars of this pop-up channel is a lady called Mogau Seshoane. This young entrepreneur who is passionate about food particularly South African food, will be hosting a show called Cooks For Life on the channel. 

The Limpopo-born presenter was named in The Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans list in the Business and Law category. She is currently pursuing a diploma in Culinary Arts that she will complete in July of 2016.

But, it is her role on this new informative platform that she is set to shine and push her passion to revive interest in nutritious local foods. 

I had a chance to pick her brain and asked what getting this job means to her personally and her career. She said; 

"I am absolutely honoured to have received such an opportunity to be in the homes of South Africans daily on their tv. The kid of exposure I will get as a result will be life changing. A few months ago I was just a girl from a township in Limpopo with a dream and a love for South African cuisine. It will also broaden my horizons in terms of what the future holds. My plans to launch a recipe book and go national are that much more tangible now"
On the show's potential impact on South African health issues, Seshoane said;
The channel is an incredible initiative,  as a nation we are fast becoming a ticking time bomb because of our eating habits and busy lifestyles.  It about time that we start looking after our minds and bodies. And there is no better way to create awareness and education than through tv and entertainment. The majority of our township viewers will hopefully be enlightened to make better choices for themselves and their families 
It is evident from Mogau's unmissable passion for her trait and field of work that she has high hopes for the the channel and the role that the shows on the channel will have in our society. I quipped her on what she thinks will be the message viewers will take from the show. 
"First to revive a love and appreciation for our own through the art of our own African cuisine. The kind of appreciation we have for example french or Italian food, so should we for our own." she said

Mogau Seshoane continued but pointing out that the second message would be "to educate on new, fun ways to serve the delicious food we grew up with to make it exciting, healthier and more appealing"

The Good Life Network can be viewed on the DSTV platform, channel 199. 

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