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Sam Cowen

Sam Cowen joins Africa Melane to host the Weekend Breakfast show on 702/CapeTalk, 6am to 10am every Saturday and Sunday.

Sam started off her career at Primedia Broadcasting on 702. She later moved to sister station 947 to co-present Joburg’s biggest breakfast show, where she spent 18 years. She is the longest-running female morning show host in the country.

In 2015 she took over the 1pm to 3pm slot on 702. Her interest in current affairs and her extensive experience as a radio presenter are well suited to the talk format and she is able to host discussions on everything from pop culture to breaking political scandals.

In addition to her radio work, Sam hosted the successful parenting show Great Expectations on e-tv for five years and wrote two bestselling books on the topic of motherhood, ‘Waiting for Christopher,’ and ‘Good Enough Mother.’ The first was featured in an exhibition in the International Museum of Women is San Francisco. She also co-wrote a third book The Irreverent Mothers’ Handbook with Lee van Loggerenberg, a collection of columns and advice that originally appeared in Your Baby magazine.

Follow Sam on Twitter @samcowen or email

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