Top Ukhozi FM presenter builds a shed, contributes to war on cancer


Ukhozi FM presenter, Nongcebo Mckenzie, will headline the ‘She Sheds’ feature at Decorex Durban, which starts on Wednesday.

Mckenzie, who is well known for her involvement in community projects, will team up with Jennifer Jones Interiors, as they embark on a campaign to transform regular outdoor sheds into a women’s retreat.

Their work can be seen at the Durban Exhibition Centre between March 21-25. Each shed will incorporate a touch of pink, in support of the Pink Drive initiative. Being a presenter of the largest radio station in the country will do the campaign the world of good.

So, what is it that we can expect from the Mckenzie/Jones partnership this year? What makes an outstanding She Shed?

“I’d want a comfortable but elegant design with neutral colours. It should be a space that I can use for my hobbies, work from home but also to relax,” said Mckenzie on Monday.

“It would definitely have a day bed plus a comfortable single couch with a footstool,” added Mckenzie.

However, this is not all about the design – although that is a major component. The PinkDrive is something that has always been close to Mckenzie’s heart and she is just looking forward to making a meaningful contribution to that end. Cancer must be conquered, she said.

“An important aspect of this is early detection, so people need to go out there and get tested. Not getting testing is gambling with your life,” added Mckenzie.

Echoing similar sentiments was Anita Bloom, Creative Director for Decorex SA.

“For this incredibly innovative feature, we are really excited to be welcoming designers and celebrities of such a high calibre,” said Bloom.

“While providing unique perspectives and inspiration for the She Shed design at home, the She Sheds display will also give a significant boost to PinkDrive, assisting in creating awareness and raising funds for the fight against breast cancer.”