Caxton Magazines has announced the appointment of Gugulethu Mhlungu in the position of Deputy Editor of Bona magazine. Self-confessed ‘wanna be’ Marvel Avenger and current Nightalk host on Radio 702 Monday to Thursday, Gugulethu is ready to add a new adventure to her mantle of skills.
“My media career began at the age of 17 when the radio bug bit in Grahamstown at Rhodes University’s campus radio. Shortly after that the print bug bit and I’ve been privileged to have had experience as a former lifestyle editor and writer at a Sunday newspaper. Now, I’m excited to join the Caxton Magazines stable and to be working on a strong South African heritage brand with an incredibly loyal reader base,” says Gugu.
Gugu’s former bi-weekly newspaper column won her the 2015 Columnist of the Year at the 2015 Media 24 Legends Awards. She is also a 2015 National Arts Festival/Business Art SA silver award-winning feature journalist. Her interest in young black South African women and magazines led her to apply for the deputy editor position at Bona – a magazine she’s had the utmost respect for, for many years.
Bona, South Africa’s only publication available in four languages: English, isiZulu, seSotho and isiXhosa, provides its audience with the inspiration, advice and confidence they need to be better at everything they encounter.
Caxton Magazine’s General Manager Anton Botes adds that Gugu is already adding tremendous value to the team. “We love Gugulethu’s enthusiasm for her new challenge and her unique perspective on the magazine industry. We look forward to seeing her career flourish at Caxton Magazines and are thrilled to have her on board.”
Gugu has completed her Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Journalism, Media Studies and Anthropology) from Rhodes University, and has also completed an honours-level post grad in media management, also at Rhodes University. She has plans to complete her Masters, and is currently completing her first book on the myth of the rainbow nation.