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Hosted by Food Editor Sibahle Mtongana with a host of celebrities, this entertaining show will introduce a new style of cooking that is exciting, engaging and, more importantly, easy to do in your own kitchen.

Siba is one of South Africa’s most renowned food editors, she is young modern and spritely and has a keen sense of culinary trends within South Africa and the rest of the continent. Siba is a ‘breathe of fresh air’ with a firm handle traditional African food and health.

Sibahle Mtongana has taken the world of cooking by storm in her native South Africa, and is set to have the same success right here in the UK when Cooking with Siba airs exclusively on The Africa Channel.

So let’s get to know our kitchen hostess with the mostess:

  • Sibahle was born in East London, South Africa and moved to Cape Town to study Food and Consumer Science.
  • She began her culinary career as a Food Editor at Drum Magazine.
  • Despite previously working as a part time model and featuring in many hair and beauty adverts, Cooking with Siba is her first TV presenting role.
  • She says she was influenced by Delia Smith, and recently became a fan of Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver’s cooking shows.
  • Sibahle had to juggle planning her wedding, writing for Drum Magazine and filming her TV show at the same time in the space of 4 weeks.
  • She lists a good quality chopping board, gas stove, dishwasher, a sharp chef’s knife and a good set of pots and pans as the five things a cook should never be without in their kitchen.

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12 Responses to “Introducing…Sibahle Mtongana”

  1. Viwe says:

    You go gal

  2. I’m so proud of you my sister, continue to do what you love and putting East London (Mdantsane) on the world map…We love you so much. Be blessed.

  3. Yulanda Magwentshu says:

    I am so proud of you my sweet; your success gives me goose bumps!

    You deserve everything true and beautiful as you have the most beautiful soul.

    May God bless even more

  4. Viwe says:

    I’m so proud of this gal,she is beautiful inside and outside, n talented i used to study with her :-) . God bless u dear. All teh best on your new show!

  5. Wendy Iminathi says:

    Finally you have arrived Cooking in African Channelll .Wooowooooo… Lord help her to enjoy this and make the most of it .Praise the Lord Ameeennn……

  6. mark says:

    i am a tv producer looking for a similarly cute female african chef,

  7. TussahSilk says:

    I stumbled across this show last week, and really enjoyed it. Being of Caribbean descent and growing up in the UK, I didn’t know the presenter or any of the celebrities, but the show has a lot of charm and the recipes look easy to do at home.

    What I’m fascinated with is how glamorous everyone looks, the makeup is FLAWLESS. i’m inspired to try harder.

  8. Eddie says:

    Hi Siba,

    You’re quite simply an elegant and beautiful African lady. Your sweetness and charm has captivated me. Frankly, I can’t stop watching your show. Think your personality is fab…

    I tried your brandy snaps with great difficulty initially but glad to say I’m an expert now lol…

    Well done and keep up the good work.


    PS: Am a Nigerian; live in London since 1983. Ah! I miss home Oooo! lol

  9. TUMELO says:

    Thanks girl for putting us on the map. You’re talented, elegant and beautiful lady…whuu whuu

  10. Babalwa Mtsewu says:

    Thank u Sibahle for putting our school (Alphendale) on the map, our Home Economics teachers (Mrs Wilson. Mrs Daniels and Mrs Mentoor) must be so proud. All the best dear

  11. Dipelaelo says:

    Hi Siba, im so in luv with ur cookings so is my daughter(8). She asked m 1day de meaning of Siba nd i said its Reba-(we are) so nw she wants 2kno it in full nd i think its Rebantle-(we are beautiful) hope im correct… nd she was so happy that her name Bontle-(beautiful) its got the same meaning as urs, so nw she is saying u r her bitso-(name sake) nd she said she is gonna cook delicious food like u when she grow up “lyk maybe wen im 10″ dats wat she said LOL

  12. getty says:

    you are talented and nice

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