Apart from being talk show host, MC, Professional Public Speaker, Ashraf Garda is the Co-Founder of the Champion South Africa movement which was birthed with the desire to multiply the number of champions in the country to help turn South Africa into a champion nation. The movement, launched in November 2015, is currently asking: What are you doing to build your country Several local leaders, such as Vusi Thembekayo, Khanyi Dhlomo, and Yvonne Chaka Chaka, were chosen to be part of Champion South Africa, so they too can spread the message and urge more people to become champions.
Ashraf believes that South Africa will become a champion nation when the government, business, and civil society synchronize its efforts towards the goal of becoming individual and collective champions.
In April 2011, he became the host of the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s investigative program “Special Assignment”. During the 2010 World Cup Ashraf provided analysis on the games as well as the social impact of the World Cup on CNN, Al Jazeera, CBC Canada, and SABC 2’s Morning Live.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa on 4 June 1962. Ashraf lived with his parents in Fietas until they had to relocate to Lenasia due to the Group Areas Act of the South African Apartheid regime. He married Jamela Cassim and together they started a business retailing textiles in the Oriental Plaza, called “Fabric Fantasy”. Ashraf’s entry into radio began when he hosted sports shows on community radio stations “Radio az-Zaheer” and later “the Voice,95.4fm”.