by Salaamedia

The world is in need of love, a gentle hand and tons of smiles. Hearts need to be comforted and humanity needs to be shared once again.

Salaamedia was an idea born in the Ramadaan of 2015. Salaamedia is the culmination of years of experience in mainstream and Islamic media combined with a dream to see a multi-media agency that would serve the agenda of the people.

Salaamedia, in its own unique sphere, aims to promote honest, ethical and independent journalism that will elevate the voice of the voiceless and highlight human stories while seeking to inspire people towards active citizenry. One way we participate in our own community is by putting our money where our mouth is, Salaamedia fulfills a Corporate Social Responsibility quota on an ongoing basis, making an advertising spend with Salaamedia, an ethical spend.

During Salaamedia’s six year existence it has remained a focused and unique alternative, unafraid of change, thereby creating a relevant and appealing audio-visual experience to a constantly developing audience.

As the landscape of media constantly changes, Salaamedia will continue to evolve while remaining true to its core, service to humanity.

Contact us:

Tel: +27 11 680 0355
Mobile: +27 81 717 2300
Address: 90 Xavier Street, Robertsham, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ponty Moletsane
COO of  Salaamedia

A dedicated and committed egalitarian, Ponty Israel Moletsane, has become a legend within his own niehgbourhood of Greyville, Lenasia. His sense of generosity and personal giving is equaled by his commitment to the truth and telling the stories of those who face the wrath of corporate and political power. After leaving his home town of Bultfontein in South Africa’s Free State province as a youngster, he has worked on factory floors, run a makeshift takeaway and finally ended up as a studio controller at Cii Radio. He quickly progressed to become the leading producer for the station’s flagship shows. He has since started work as a late night content producer at South Africa’s leading station, Radio 702. In March 2016 he joined the Salaamedia team where he has found a perfect opportunity to fulfill his natural inclination to assist

Desmond Mongoai
Station Manager of 1 Nation FM

Desmond grew up in the village Senwabarwana, a rural setting in South Africa’s Limpopo province about 85 kilometers away from Polokwane city. From the dust of this challenging upbringing, has risen a man who is determined to make his mark on society. Desmond has worked hard since moving to Johannesburg, the city of dreams for many of South Africa’s rural youth. He started off his career as a technical producer for satellite radio broadcaster Cii where he honed his skills as a qualified sound engineer working with production teams designing promos and jingles before moving on to Chai FM as a content producer. His recent move has taken him into the world of television and video content where he worked as Floor Manager for satellite TV broadcaster, eNCA.

Ebrahim Essay
IT & Technical Administrator

Ebrahim Essay hails from the south of Johannesburg in the small town of Roshnee. He grew up surrounded with many forms of technical work helping his father who was heavily involved with PA sound in various masjids over the years.

Ebrahim studied I.T at the Information Technology Training Academy (ITTA) graduating in 2005. He joined Channel Islam two years later as an IT administrator before taking over as a technical administrator as well. He then joined Salaamedia and is always at the forefront to take Salaamedia to new heights and to try and be a step above the rest.

Selaelo Makhwidiri

Selaelo Makhwidiri is a dynamic radio and Media enthusiast who is currently studying the trait at Boston Media House (Sandton) and is also currently under the mentorship of seasoned radio 702 presenter Aubrey Masango and executive producer Nthateng Keogotsitse. His invigorating and intuitive approach to radio makes him a prospect to look out for in the world of radio.

The Late Ebrahim Gangat

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Inayet Hussain Wadee

Inayet Hussain Wadee is the host of the talk show “The Alternative Voice” on Salaamedia. Previously he hosted the Cii talk show “Global Dynamics” connecting global issues, current affairs, politics, religion, and socio-economic dynamics. He believes firmly in the principle of justice for all, and that alternative media has a major role to play in shaping political thought and mindsets. An enthusiastic researcher with interests across a broad scope of issues, Inayet respects the role of media in a world context, to shape history and alter human behavior in a positive and dynamic manner. As a broadcasting professional, he has identified a significant gap to put forth an alternative, informed opinion compared to that presented by the mainstream media. The content and style has transformed his show to make it into the truly global talk show that it is today. With over 15 years experience in on air presenting, he is an experienced interviewer and debate moderator with a natural style of delivery to informed audiences. Inayet Wadee resides in Benoni, and in addition to broadcasting, he has his own accounting and tax consultancy practice.

Maryam Mkwanda

Maryam Mkwanda is the presenter of the lifestyle show called “The Maryam Mkwanda Show”. Maryam is an articulate, confident and energetic person who relishes challenges and working under pressure. She has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that she undertakes. Her great communication and writing skills have given her the ability to write good quality content which has been published as pamphlets and booklets. Her greatest achievement is having the opportunity to work with XCon Films on An Nur The Light and becoming the ambassador for Islam and Muslim women in South Africa. In her spare time, Maryam likes to show off her culinary skills in the kitchen, but she loves fitness as much as she loves her plate of pasta. Maryam occasionally blogs about her favourite things such as fashion, food and hopes to publish a book someday God-Willing.

Mariam Mia

Quality Controller / Presenter 

Mariam Mia Childhood Development Specialist. Mariam is passionate about all matters relating to education, her #Leading a Child Towards Responsible Childhood, is what she deems the essential purpose of education. She conducts specialized Early Childhood Development classes focusing on learning in their 4th year of life, it is a holistic program which encompasses all domains of development which she personally conceptualized. Mariam also conducts Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist learners to overcome learning challenges as well student mentoring and counseling. Social and community issues are also of concern to Mariam Mia . She is a firm believer in being part of the active solution for the upliftment and empowerment communities. The best legacy to “leave for children” to this end SHE is involved in numerous community projects and collaborates the many NPOs , NGOs, and PBOs. She is the Chairperson of the Greenside Muslim Women’s Group. The executive member of Greenside Burial Society conducting female ghusals, an executive member of the Greenside Residence Association, member of the Salaam Foundation, Active Volunteers and Radio presenter on Salaamedia’s program: Educational Insights. Mariam Mia is also a Skills Development Facilitator, does Apprentice Monitoring. Last but certainly the most enriching of all , she is a Blessed Wife, a mother to three amazing children and a grandmother to her most Precious gift, her grandson.

Dr Mohamed Moti

Dr Mohamed Moti is a general practitioner with two practices based in Johannesburg. He qualified with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and after completing his internship and community service, transitioned into the private sector. He is a firm believer that prevention is always better than a cure, and with that in mind, has founded DripTherapy – a company specializing in research-based, customizable vitamin drip treatments that aim to enhance the quality of people’s overall health and well-being. Dr Moti is happily married and enjoys running and traveling whenever he’s able to take a few days away from the city.

Sarfaraaz Takolia

Sarfaraaz Takolia , a qualified ICT network engineer combines a wealth of experience in ICT and media. Having hosted the Brain teasers show and youth talk on Radio Islam in the mid 2000’s. Motivated by technology and always promoting energy brings a unique dynamic to Salaamedia.

Julie Alli

Shakeel Garda

Aqeel Wadee