Media legend Felicia Mabuza-Suttle is to be honoured at a prestigious event to be held at the Soweto Theatre on Thursday.

Mabuza-Suttle rose to prominence as the first successful talk show host in the democratic South Africa.

The entrepreneur and business woman will be honoured during this year’s Gauteng High Impact Leadership summit which focuses on entrepreneurship in South Africa and beyond.


The day’s programme includes engagements with Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu and former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Speaking on Morning Live Mabuza-Suttle says although she is based in the US she feels happiest when she is in South Africa.

“My head is only in America but my heart is here. My husband says to me I think you’re happier when you’re in South Africa, when we call him he says you’re always laughing, you always have people around you, you always in a spirit that I don’t witness here in the US which is true, I do feel that way.”

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Felicia Mabuza-Suttle Profile

Businesswoman and talk show host, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle, is an international award-winning entrepreneur, an inspirational speaker, an author, and a philanthropist. She is President and co-owner of Leadership Success International, LLC, an organization that specializes in executive leadership training and business communications.

Mabuza-Suttle is one of the founding members and shareholders of Pamodzi Investment Holdings. The South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC) also named her among the “100 Great South Africans.”

Felicia, as she is known on television, is host of Conversations with Felicia, a talk show on The Africa Channel in the US.

In South Africa, she hosted the popular The Felicia Show. The Felicia Show was the first South African audience talk show that enabled black and white South Africans to come together and debate issues they could not discuss during apartheid.

Felicia has interviewed luminaries like Nelson Mandela, Julius Nyerere, Kenneth Kaunda, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Britain’s former first lady, Cherie Blair, and personalities like Larry King, Danny Glover, Diana Ross, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, John Maxwell, Iylana Vanzant, T.D. Jakes, Wayne Dyer, Suze Orman, and many others.

She is author of Dare to Dream, her memoir describing how she answered Nelson Mandela’s call to all South Africans living abroad to come back home to help build a new democracy. Her new book, Live Your Dream, is an inspirational book based on quotes and experiences that will help propel you to your own success.

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle at the Columbia University in New York

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle on Real Talk

Author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and “Queen of talk” Felicia Mabuza-Suttle speaks to Azania Mosaka on Real Talk on 3 about her experiences.

Mabuza-Suttle spoke about having former President Nelson Mandela on one of her shows with children as audience members.

She recounts a moment when Mandela was touring the US and called on exiles to return to South Africa.

“When he said ‘all South Africans living abroad I want you to come back home to serve’. I sat and looked at my family and said to my husband, he is talking to me I want to go back home and serve otherwise I’m just working. Here in America it’s a pay cheque, I’m not about a pay cheque right now. I’m about serving.”

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle on Visionaries Lounge

“Queen of talk” Felicia Mabuza-Suttle speaks to Ayanda Pallie-Paine on Visionaries Lounge about her experiences.

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle on her book “Felicia, live Your Dreams”

From growing up in Soweto, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle realised her potentials and became one of South Africa’s pioneers in the fields of communications, business, inspirational speaking and philantrophy, amongst others.

Mabuza-Suttle spoke to Morning Live in 2015 about her experiences and her book titled “Felicia, Live Your Dreams”.