Jeremy Mansfield Biography

Robert Jeremy Clayton Mansfield was a radio and TV host in South Africa. He was born on August 15, 1963, and died on October 31, 2022. He worked as a host and voice-over artist for a number of radio stations. He also hosted a number of TV shows and segments for popular TV magazine shows. In his field, people looked up to him.


Early Life  

She was born in South Africa, in Grahamstown. He went to Kingswood College, which is a very good school. He stayed in Grahamstown and went to Rhodes University to study speech, theater, and journalism.

He died on October 31, 2022, after a long fight with liver cancer. He was 59 years old.



In 1985, while he was still in school, he started working at the Capital Radio 604 station in Durban. He won the AA Vita Award for the Most Promising Young South African Actor that same year. [needs citation] Mansfield left Capital Radio in 1990. (then broadcasting from Johannesburg). He was hired by Super Sport on M-Net and asked to talk about sports on the John Berks show on 702 Talk Radio, which is owned by Primedia.

Mansfield’s popularity kept going up, and in 1993, he became a regular host of the Saturday Afternoon magazine show on 702 radio. The afternoon show was taken over by Mansfield in 1995.

In 1997, Mansfield moved to the sister station of 702 Talk Radio, 94.7 Highveld Stereo. There, he made The Rude Awakening, a weekday breakfast show that he hosted with Harry Sideropoulos, Sam Cowan, Paul Rotherham, and Whackhead Simpson. Mansfield said in June 2010 that he was leaving the show. His last show was on Monday, July 12, 2010.

In November 2018, Jeremy Mansfield went back to radio as the host of “Mansfield in the Morning” on Hot 91.9fm, a community radio station in Johannesburg that has won many awards. At the 2019 Liberty Radio Awards, which took place on April 13 in Sandton, his show won Best Breakfast Show, Best Content Production, and Best Breakfast Show Presenter for Mansfield.

He made a YouTube channel in July of 2021. The channel put out vodcasts every day that Mansfield hosted. The co-hosts were experts in business, gardening, law, medicine, and entertainment.

Television and film 

Around the middle of the 1990s, Mansfield began to appear on South African Pay TV channels M-Net for Front Row and SuperSport as a feature writer and guest host. In 1998, he left the channel and moved to SABC 2 to host “A Word or Two.” There were 10 years of the show.

Mansfield was one of the hosts of the M-Net comedy show Laugh Out Loud in 2005.

There was a second season of the show (airing in 2006).

Mansfield was chosen to be the voice of Lifer in the local release of Toy Story 3 by Disney in 2010.

From 2010, Mansfield had his own weekly money show on CNBC Africa called Mansfield’s Moneysense.

Mansfield hosted Mansfield2day on the same-named YouTube channel.


CDs and books 

Mansfield had put out five CDs with characters he made up on the air, funny stories and songs (most of which he wrote himself) that made fun of South African people and situations.

Mansfield wrote a number of joke books, including the South African best-seller Vrot Jokes (ISBN 978-1-86872-335-5). In February 2009, he wrote with others a modern cookbook called Zhoozsh! (ISBN 978-1-77007-785-0) that won several awards. It won several awards, including Best Cook Book in South Africa and Third Best Cook Book in the World at the Gourmand Awards. The second cookbook, Zhoozsh! Faking It (ISBN 9781770078659), also won an award. Both books have sold a lot of copies.


Awards and accolades 

1985: AA Vita Award as The Most Promising Young South African Actor 

1996–2010: Best Radio Personality of the year (Best of Johannesburg Readers’ Choice Awards) 14 years in a row

1996–2010: Best Radio Show 14 years in a row

2004: The only radio personality to make the Top 100 South Africans list

Won Leisure Options’ Most Popular Personality

2008: Three wins in the South African sector of the Gourmand Cookbook Awards: Book of the Year, Innovative and Media for ‘Zhoozsh!’ 

2008: Zhoozsh! wins Bronze as Third Best Cookbook in the World at London ceremony on 13 April

2008: ‘Zhoozsh!’ ]wins Random House Struik Best Seller of the Year

2009: You magazine Radio Personality of the Year 2009

2011: Zhoozsh! Faking It wins South Africa’s Easy Cook Book in the South African sector of the Gourmand Cookbook Awards

2019 Liberty Radio Awards: wins Best Breakfast Show Presenter and Best Breakfast Show for “Mansfield in the Morning” and his show wins Best Content Producer award in the Community Radio category.

2020: He wins both Breakfast Show Presenter and Best Breakfast Show again.

Charity work 

  • The Christmas Wish: Mansfield established an annual charity drive aimed at assisting people around South Africa (Johannesburg primarily). Assistance included helping to pay school fees, covering people’s financial expenses, paying for surgeries and hospital expenses and supplying homes. The Christmas Wish was broadcast live on The Rude Awakening and rebroadcast on M-Net in the evening of the same day.
  • Hear for Life Trust: the Hear for Life Trust was established out of the Christmas Wish. The trust was set up to assist in Cochlea implants to needy individuals who can not otherwise afford the procedures. 
  • He was a patron, along with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, of The Sunflower Fund and an Ambassador of Hope for them
  • He was an Honorary Member of the SA Chef’s Association. 
  • Mansfield was an Honorary Member of the animal welfare group the NSPCA. 
  • Jeremy was also an ambassador for the Springbok Rugby Supporter’s Club.
  • Recipient of the first SAB Inqaba Award (2010)

Mansfield was thanked personally by South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela for the charity work he had done which raised over R12 million.