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Jeremy Maggs

Jeremy Maggs








Who Is Jeremy Maggs

Jeremy Maggs is a journalist, author, radio presenter and television and radio presenter who has been in the business for over 30 years. From He also presented the award-winning television quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire from 1999 to 2005, and is the author of a bestselling book Win! Compelling Conversations with 20 successful South Africans which he has also turned into a powerful corporate presentation. to the presenter of Test the Nation and hosted SABC3's weekly media and advertising show, Media Focus, he event hosted Maggsonmedia a programme with an emphasis on media and advertising. Jeremy acted as editor-in-chief of eNCA for 12 months in 2019 before stepping down in early 2020. Prior to that he was editor of Radio 702’s Eyewitness News for 8 years.


Jeremy writes for the Financial Mail on the advertising industry and edits the publication’s annual review AdFocus, and has worked for 702, SAfm and Power 98.7 where his programme The Power Update won best current affairs programme at the Liberty Radio Awards. In the same year he was also inducted into the SA Radio Hall of Fame. He had presented Media@SAfm and then to AM Live after the resignation of John Perlman. Maggs refers to the show as his “great joy”.

After leaving Natal Technikon, Jeremy embarked on his journalist career writing for publications such as the Eastern Province Herald and Durban's Sunday Tribune, and continues to write a weekly column for The Herald called 'Daze of My Life'.

He is an accomplished public speaker, popular, conference facilitator and witty MC. He also runs a successful media training and coaching business with numerous blue-chip listed companies as clients.


Jeremy also has extensive experience in the reputation and public relations space. For 12 months he was MD of Sussens Mann Communications in the mid-nineties. That company eventually became Meropa Communications. He also runs a successful media training and coaching business with numerous blue chip listed companies as clients. His new book My Final Answer is due out in early May 2021

Keynote Topics:

How They Beat the Odds. Lessons from Key South African Leaders on Their Winning Strategies

My Final Answer


2019 - 2020


2008 - 2009

2008 - Current



1999 - 2005

Editor-in-chief at eNCA

Best of POWER at PowerFM 98.7

Co-Anchor at e.Sat

Author and Consultant at Bold - Part of the Brave Group

Editor of Mags Magazine

Editor of Journal of Marketing

Hosted on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire


My Final Answer
Win! Compelling Conversations

Jeremy Maggs, My Final Answer

Jeremy Maggs has been a journalist and a television and radio presenter for over 30 years, with a front-row seat to major news events in the run-up to and during the birth of South Africa’s democracy and beyond. He was also the host of the hugely successful television show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and so became a household name.

He has worked with some of the country’s most respected journalists, interviewed many famous people from around the world, and been at the forefront of developments as the craft morphed into a social media hydra. From Nelson Mandela’s release from prison to his death in 2013, and throughout the many political and news events that have gripped South Africans, Jeremy has been in the thick of the newsrooms that covered the stories.

Written in an engaging and self-deprecating style, this book is an unexpectedly funny and candid, behind-the-scenes account of what was unfolding in those newsrooms as the stories broke, peppered with anecdotes around those involved in making those stories happen.

Win! Compelling Conversations

The new year is synonymous with resolutions, good intentions and dreams of a successful year ahead. It is natural to look for innovative ideas to grow your future. Win! is the complete inspirational package that will help you do just that.

Imagine learning from South Africa’s unique winners across varied fields be it business, sport, politics, entertainment or philanthropy who have decades of experience in strategic planning, business and change management, human resource development, and the nitty-gritty of building a personal brand that can then be extended to your business and to everyone that you employ.

Accolades and Achievements

2017 Inducted into the SA Radio Hall of Fame 

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