Twenty-five-year-old Renaldo Schwarp’s face and voice are difficult to miss in and around the City of Cape Town. Currently the host of his own late-night radio show on CapeTalk, Schwarp is also the host of VIA TV’s weekly Afrikaans entertainment news show titled #GONS. With his upbeat personality and infectious smile, Schwarp – who entered the media industry in 2012 – is fast becoming one of South Africa’s most-loved and switched on media personalities.

In 2015 Schwarp accepted an internship at Netwerk24 where he invested time into creating online and video content for Media24, as well as spearheading and becoming the ambassador of WeCan24; a digital school news network which provides training for aspiring young journalists with a keen interest in the media industry and gives them the tools to set up their own online school newspaper. Something very close to Schwarp’s heart. This experience helped him develop and fine-tune his content generation skills, as well as making him a seasoned presenter. Those very skills are what saw him producing and presenting the weekly digital programme #GONS, which is broadcast Fridays on the WeCan24 YouTube channel, as well as throughout the weekend on VIA TV (channel 147 on DStv).

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