Meet the Most Famous South African TV Presenters

Being a TV presenter is certainly not an easy job and not everyone has the skills to face the camera without sounding awkward or getting shy. In as much as most TV stations look out for good-looking presenters, a ‘fine’ face is not always enough. The South African TV industry is filled with awesome presenters who grace our screens with their lively personalities. Although all South African TV presenters are noteworthy, a lot of them stand out as a result of their professionalism and awesome performance skills.

If you are seeking to become a TV presenter one day, you will be inspired by the work of some of the most famous South African TV presenters. You should also take out time to watch their shows, as it may help you develop charisma and boldness when facing a camera.

South African TV Presenters To Look Out For

Please note that this list of the most famous TV presenters is in no special order, so the fact that a person’s name comes last does not mean others on the list are more famous or more talented.

1. Pearl Thusi

  • Age: 33 years old
  • TV Station: MTV Base
  • Active Years: 2003 – present
  • Salary/Net worth: $2.1 million

Pearl Thusi is one of those beautiful South African presenters that wears multiple hats. She is a model, actress, radio personality, businesswoman, and television host. She has been active in the entertainment industry since 2003 and built a solid name for herself in all aspects of her career.

She once co-hosted the SABC1 celebrity gossip magazine show Real Goboza and Live AMP with DJ Warras and Luthando Shosha. Pearl Thusi became the host of Behind the Story that aired on MTV Base in 2018. Along with Somizi Mhlongo, she co-hosted the 1st KZN Entertainment Awards in 2020.

Thusi is the host of Lip Sync Battle Africa that airs on MTV Base and e.tv. She is also the host of the talk show Momentz on EbonyLife TV. Pearl has been featured in popular South African and Hollywood movies and series like Isidingo, Quantico, Catching Feelings, Queen Sono, and Kalushi.

2. Riaan Cruywagen

  • Age: 75 years old
  • TV Station: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
  • Active Since: 1975
  • Salary/Net worth: $6 million

Riaan Cruywagen

Riaan Cruywagen’s career as a South African presenter spans over four decades. He started his career at the age of 20 as a journalist working part-time for SABC1 in Cape Town while he was studying at the University of Stellenbosch. 10 years after he started his career in 1965 as a journalist, he made his debut presentation on the 26th of November 1975, when he read his first-ever news bulletin concerning the jail sentence of Breyten Breytenbach.

He remained one of the SABC news presenters for 37 years despite having contract renewal issues. He read his final news for the station on the 26th of November 2012. It is estimated that Riaan Cruywagen read up to 700 news broadcasts during his stay with SABC.

Riaan Cruywagen was also a voice-over artist for the popular children’s show Haas Das se Nuuskas, where he voiced the role of Haas Das in 1976. He also voiced the same character when the movie was revived in 2007.

3. Minnie Dlamini

  • Age: 31 years old
  • TV Station: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC1)
  • Active Years: 2010 – present
  • Salary/Net worth: R14 million (estimate)

Aside from being a TV presenter, Minnie Dlamini is also a model and actress. She is a graduate of the University of Cape Town where she studied film, media, drama, and economics.

She became a presenter for SABC LIVE on the 16th of June 2010 and made her debut screen appearance covering ‘Youth Day’ and ‘World Cup celebrations’. She later went on to co-host SABC1’s lifestyle show Mzansi Insider after which she resigned from TV presenting in 2012 to pursue a career in acting.

But, her break from television did not last long, a year later, she became a co-host on SABC’s SoccerZone along with Thomas Mlambo from 2013 to 2016 when the show structure was changed. She has since been a host for several national and international events and award ceremonies like the South African Film and Television Awards and the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

Minnie Dlamini has been featured in popular South African soap operas like Generations and Rockville. In 2011, she became the face of the South African departmental store, LEGit, and currently owns her own fashion line called ‘Minnie-Series’.

4. Boity Thulo

  • Age: 31 years old
  • TV Station: 1Magic
  • Active Since: 2010
  • Salary/Net worth: $1.5 million

Boity Thulo is one of the fastest-growing South African TV presenters. Although she started her TV career in 2010, she has attained so many great heights – even more than some presenters who started their careers before her. She made her debut TV appearance in a Wimpy commercial in 2010, and in 2011, Boity landed her first presenting role on YoTV’s educational show ‘Crib Note’. This was a huge stepping stone for her as it opened the eyes of other TV producers to her talent.

She started landing other gigs like co-hosting Club 808 on e.tv, hosting Zoned, Big Brother Africa, SkyRoom Live, and Change Down. One of her biggest hosting roles was hosting Big Brother Africa, a reality TV show that was watched across 40 African countries.

Boity has also been featured in South African movies and soap operas such as Rockville, Dear Betty, and Mrs Right Guy. She is also a rapper, and her first single released in 2018 went platinum, making her the first female rapper in South Africa to go platinum. Boity Thulo is currently an entrepreneur and runs her own reality TV show titled Own Your Throne.

5. Somizi Mhlongo

  • Age: 48 years old
  • TV Station: 1Magic
  • Active Since: 1987 – present
  • Salary/Net worth: $5 million

Somizi Mhlongo is one of the most famous South African TV presenters of recent times. Although he started his career as an actor, he has already made a good name for himself in the world of TV presenting. In 1987, Somizi Mhlongo made his debut TV appearance in the movie Scavengers and after that, he went on to feature in a good number of movies like Sarafina!, Cry, the Beloved Country, and Black Beulahs.

From 2013 to 2016, he was the commentator on 10 Over 10, seasons one and four. He co-hosted the South African Music Awards (SAMA) for three consecutive years – 2016, 2017, and 2018. Also in 2017, he became one of the hosts of V Entertainment, a show he still anchors to date. In 2018, he was the red carpet host of the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100, and then on December 15, 2020, he co-hosted the 1st KZN Entertainment Awards with Pearl Thusi.

Somizi Mhlongo is also a radio presenter and correctly works for Metro FM where he co-hosts, The Bridge. In 2020, he launched his new cooking show on 1Magic, and this got tongues wagging as people felt he keeps taking all the shows and does not allow upcoming presenters to get a shot.

6. Patricia Lewis

  • Age: 53 years old
  • TV Station: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC2)
  • Active Years: 1992-2009; 2015–present
  • Salary/Net worth: $1 million – $5 million

Patricia Lewis, one of South Africa’s most popular TV presenters, started her career in the entertainment industry as a singer. She released her debut album in 1992 and following its success, she went ahead to release other songs which also did well in the music market. She also has a career in modeling and after that, she started another career aspect and this time as a TV presenter. She was the presenter for the SABC2 reality series Blonde Ambisie and the Toyota Top 20. Patricia Lewis went on to create her own reality singing competition, Supersterre.

Sadly, in 2009, Patricia Lewis had to take a four-year break from the entertainment industry and public life as a whole as she was diagnosed with cancer. After the hiatus, she returned in 2015 as a contestant for MasterChef South Africa (celebrity edition). Currently, Patricia Lewis is expected to be a judge for Republiek van Zoid Afrika which airs on KykNET.

7. Lerato Kganyago

  • Age: 39 years old
  • TV Station: Mzansi Magic
  • Active Since: 2010
  • Salary/Net worth: $74 million

Lerato Kganyago started her career as a model before going into TV presenting. In 2002, she won the SABC1 music variety show beauty pageant and was crowned Miss Jam Alley. After winning several beauty pageants that brought her into the limelight, she landed the role of a reporter for Jozi FM.

In 2008, she landed her first TV presenting job for Soweto TV which she did for four years. In 2012, she took over hosting The Link on Metro FM from Bonang Matheba, and then again, in 2016, she took over the hosting duties for ‘Live Amp’ from Pearl Thusi. In 2018, she was selected as one of the hosts of Project Runway in Mzansi Magic – a gig she still handles to date.

She has also been featured in TV series like 4play: Sex Tips for Girls, After 9, The Phat Show, The Wild, and Muvhango. Asides from working as a TV presenter, Lerato Kganyago is also a businesswoman who owns an eyelashes line – Flutter by LKG. She has also endorsed brands like Always Ultra, Jawa Production, and a host of others. She recently announced in April 2021 that she will be taking a break from disc jockey jobs to focus on her health.

8. Jeremy Maggs

  • Age: 60 years old
  • TV Station: eNCA
  • Active Years: 1999 – 2009
  • Salary/Net worth: $200,000

If the name Jeremy Maggs sounds familiar to you, it is probably because you were a viewer of the popular show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? which he hosted from 1999 to 2005 and is best known for. After the show ended in 2005, Jeremy Maggs moved on to hosting Media Focus, a weekly media and advertising show on SABC3, and also became a presenter of Test the Nation.

After several successful years as a TV presenter, Maggs decided to venture into radio as a presenter for Radio 702 where he gained attention for breaking the news about Chris Hani’s assassination. He also co-hosted the live rolling news program Death of Princess Diana. After leaving Radio 702, Jeremy Maggs went on to co-host the SABC3 breakfast show with Nothemba Madumo and after the resignation of John Perlman, he became the host of AM Live – a job he left in March 2008.

In 2007, he became the editor for a magazine called Mag, and then in 2008, he became a co-anchor for the e.Sat pay channel’s 24-hour news program. Currently, Jeremy is the publisher of his own hardcover review of the industry called The Annual and the editor in chief of The Redzone.

9. Lawrence Maleka

  • Age: 31 years old
  • TV Station: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC1)
  • Active Years: 2009 – present
  • Salary/Net worth: R600 000 – R1 million

Lawrence Maleka made his debut TV appearance while he was still in primary school in the Jungle Book, and since then, he just knew he would love to be in the entertainment industry. For his choice of career in radio and television, Maleka knew there were already very good presenters in the industry and so, he had to prepare himself if he had any chance of radio and TV stations considering him.

He took up the challenge and started training himself to become a top-notch presenter. In 2009, it was time to put his practice into action as he was encouraged by Lerato Kganyago to audition for the Soweto TV’s Gadget Show. All the time spent in training paid off as his interviewers were impressed with his performance and gave him the job.

In 2011, he went on to host e.tv’s Coca-Cola’s promotional show, Coca-Cola Happiness, and moved on to co-hosting AfricaMagic Entertainment celebrity gist show, Star Gist with Vimbai Mutinhiri for two years. In 2015, Lawrence Maleka hit another major milestone in his career as he landed the role of presenter for Mzansi Magic’s Clash of Choirs South Africa following the exit of Bonang Matheba from the show. In 2016, he joined Boity Thulo to co-host Club 808 on e.tv, and in 2017, he hosted Final Cut on SABC3.

Lawrence Maleka took a break from presenting after hosting Final Cut. He had ventured into acting in 2015 and was on a regular on popular South African sitcoms such as IsiBaya and The River. Finally, in March 2021, he announced that he was glad to be on board as the presenter for SABC1’s dating show, Too Hot To Be Single.

10. Pearl Modiadie

  • Age: 33 years old
  • TV Station: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC3)
  • Active Years: 2006 – present
  • Salary/Net worth: $300,000

The 33-year-old TV presenter, radio DJ, actress, and writer is best known for presenting the music talk show Zaziwa on SABC1. Formerly, she was best known for presenting the e.tv kids programming block Craz-e.

In 2007, she co-hosted the kid’s game show ‘Crazed Out’ and was also a radio DJ for YFM. Pearl Modiadie was a content producer and host for the TV series Sistahood. After she stopped hosting Sistahood in 2012, she made her debut acting appearance in 2013 in the popular e.tv soapie, Scandal!

In 2015, Pearl was one of the celebrity contestants in the Strictly Come Dancing reality competition series. She is currently a field presenter in the SABC3 breakfast show, Expresso, also she is a co-host with Thomas Msengane at Metro FM.

11. Thapelo Mokoena

  • Age: 38 years old
  • TV Station: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC1), e.tv
  • Active Years: 2005
  • Salary/Net worth: $1 million – $5 million

Viewers of the popular reality TV show Fear Factor in 2005 should be very familiar with the name Thapelo Mokoena. He was the presenter for Ride Mzansi in 2010, a reality TV show that aired on SABC1. In 2014, he hosted another reality TV show dubbed Sinawe 72 on e.tv. Mokoena is also an actor and has starred in several South African movies and TV series.

As an actor, he was featured in Wild at Heart, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Between Friends: Ithala, Nothing for Mahala, Mr Nice Guy, Broken Vows, and Generations. He currently owns his own production company called Easy Sundays Productions.

12. Michael Mol

  • Age: 50 years old
  • TV Station: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC3)
  • Active Since: 1999
  • Salary/Net worth: N/A

Michael Mol is a medical doctor who also wears the hat of a business consultant, TV presenter, executive television producer, and international speaker. As a medical doctor, Michael has an interest in emergency medicine and HIV management. In 1999, while working as a doctor, Dr. Mol started doubling as a TV presenter cum anchor for the television show, Top Billing. In 2000, 2001, and 2003, Michael Mol won the award for Best on Camera Presentation at the NTVA Awards.

To add to the number of awards he has bagged, in 2008, he got nominated for the award of Best Male Television Presenter at the People Magazine Crystal Awards which he won. And in 2006, he was appointed CEO of the Sportron International Group of Companies. In October 2010, Dr. Mol became the anchor of Expresso on SABC1, and in 2011, he moved from being the executive producer of the SABC3 show, Hello Doctor, to becoming the presenter.

13. Bonang Matheba

  • Age: 34 years old
  • TV Station: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC3)
  • Active Since: 2002
  • Salary/Net worth: $7.2 million

Bonang Matheba started presenting as early as the age of 15 in 2002 when she hosted the Manhattan’s Fantasy challenge on SABC2. However, she had her major breakthrough in the industry in 2007 when she landed a new presenting gig for SABC1 to co-host LIVE with Andile Ncube after auditioning five times for the job. This opened doors for her to earn more prominent presenting gigs like co-hosting the Annual Metro FM Award with Tbo Touch in 2008. She went on to host the 16th Annual South African Music Awards (SAMA) alongside Sizwe Dhlomo, Trevor Noah, and Siyabonga Ngwekazi in 2010.

Once again, in 2011, she co-hosted the South African Music Awards (SAMA) but this time she worked with Phat Joe. Her impact on the number of viewers that will view a show depending on who the presenter is was obvious when she joined SABC3’s Top Billing as a presenter. The viewership of the show rose to over 200,000. She is also the co-host of The Front Row that airs on Metro FM. She is currently one of the most sought-after presenters in South Africa.

14. Jessica Nkosi

  • Age: 31 years old
  • TV Station: BET
  • Active Years: 2013 – present
  • Salary/Net worth: $16 million

Jessica Nkosi is a South African actor and presenter. She started pursuing a career in law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal but later switched to study Drama and Performing Arts at the same university and graduated in 2012. She started her career in the entertainment industry as an actress in the popular TV series, IsiBaya. Since then, she has also been featured in Ayeye and The Queen. Nkosi made her debut as a TV presenter as co-host of BET’s A-List alongside Nomzamo Mbatha.

Nkosi was first a guest presenter on Our Perfect Wedding show and went on to become the host of the show in the next season. She has made an appearance in several award events like MTV Africa Music Awards, Channel O Music Video Awards and was a celebrity guest at MTV’s Lip Sync Battle Africa.

15. Katlego Maboe

  • Age: 34 years old
  • TV Station: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC3)
  • Active Years: 2009 – Present
  • Salary/Net worth: $100,000

Katlego Maboe made his debut as a TV presenter in 2009, as a host on the Afrikaans lifestyle magazine series DEKAT. He later moved on to co-host the SABC2’s magazine series 50/50. In 2010, when Expresso was launched on SABC3, he became the first host of the show. He has also hosted the Strictly Come Dancing South Africa and in 2016, he co-hosted the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) alongside Minnie Dlamini. In 2017, he co-hosted the SAFTA but this time with Thando Thabethe.

Katlego Maboe was also the host of the eighth and ninth seasons of Tropika Island of Treasure, a reality TV series. For two straight years, 2015 and 2016 to be precise, he bagged the award of Best TV Presenter at the South African Film and Television Awards.

16. Daniella Pellegrini

  • Age: 38 years old
  • TV Station: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Channel ‘GO’
  • Active Years: 1998 – present
  • Salary/Net worth: $.1 million – $5 million

South African TV Presenters
Daniella Pellegrini

Daniella Pellegrini started her career as early as the age of 16, as an actress. She made her debut acting appearance in 1998 on a children’s educational fitness show where she played the role of Sasko Sam. Later on, in 1999, she made her debut TV presentation on e.tv kid’s program, Craz-e. In 2003, she joined the Vicious Delicious, a magazine TV show that was aired on DSTV’s Channel GO. As a presenter, Daniella has interviewed popular DJs and bands like Sepultura, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, among others.

While on Vicious Delicious, Daniella was known for some very funny behaviors like helicopter flipping, bungee jumping over Victoria Falls, drag racing, and many others. She was also a radio presenter on 5FM and 94.7. She has also worked on voice projects for brands like SABC 1, DSTV, Fox, National Geographic, Radio 2000, BBC World, GO, and  Guide Dogs.

Currently, Daniella Pellegrino lives in London with her family, after moving in 2006, she joined the South Africa online radio, she is also involved in TV production.

17. Dineo Ranaka

  • Age: 37 years old
  • TV Station: Mzansi Magic, e.tv
  • Active Years: 2005 – present
  • Salary/Net worth: $300,000

Dineo Ranaka is a TV presenter, actress, producer, music DJ, and radio presenter. She started her career as a radio trainee with 5FM and later moved to YFM as a radio show producer. While working with YFM, she became one of few women who were taking the lead in the radio broadcasting industry which gained her a lot of fame around South Africa.

Alongside Mo Flava Moeti Tsiki, she co-hosted e.TV’s Club 808. After years of hosting Club 808, she started hosting game shows on e.tv. Currently, she is a co-host of a mid-morning show (The Bridge) on Metro FM along with Somizi Mhlongo and Lerato Kganyago. Her reality TV show, Dineo’s Diary, which aired on Showmax, was one of the longest showing reality TV shows. It ended after five seasons and she currently features in the spin-off, The Ranakas, with members of her family.

She is also the current host of Mzansi Magic’s Yim’lo, a show that aims at helping South Africans hiding their sexuality to come out to their family and friends. She also owns a production company and launched her cosmetics line called LuvDrBeauty in December 2020.

18. Reuben Riffel

  • Age: 46 years old
  • TV Station: M’Net
  • Active Years: 2011 – to date
  • Salary/Net worth: $1.5 million – $5 million (estimate)

The name Reuben Riffel should not sound strange to food show lovers as he is one of the most popular celebrity chefs in South Africa. He is also a media personality and restaurant owner. Riffel owns five different restaurants around the country. From the little that has been said about him, you should already know that he is famous for cooking. Celebrity chef Reuben is best known for his recipe-focused TV shows, adverts, and cookbooks, as well as his philanthropic work.

In 2011, he was featured on The Today Show and The Martha Stewart Show and was a guest judge on the second season of MasterChef South Africa, a cooking competition that aired on M-Net. In 2013, Reuben finally hosted his very first Afrikaans cooking show called 5 Sterre met Reuben where he teaches viewers of the show how to make five-star dishes at home.

At the start of the third season of the Masterchef South Africa cooking competition, he replaced one of the judges Andrew Atkinson to become a permanent judge for the show. He was also part of the panel of judges on the celebrity MasterChef edition in 2015. Currently, he is the brand ambassador for Samsung in South Africa for Samsung home appliances and also the face of Robertsons Herbs and Spices. You would always see him on adverts featuring recipes which he prepares with Robertsons Herbs and Spices.

19. Lunga Shabalala

  • Age: 32 years old
  • TV Station: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
  • Active Years: 2011 – present
  • Salary/Net worth: $1 million – $5 million

Lunga Shabalala made his debut TV appearance on a Coca-cola commercial, but this did not give him the desired fame, as such, he kept pushing. In 2010, he represented South Africa in a Calvin Klein modeling competition which he won, bringing a lot of attention to him.

Winning the competition has greatly contributed to Lunga’s fame and success in the TV industry. In 2011, he contested to become the presenter of Selimathunzi, this competition was held after Kaos Matu left the show and a worthy replacement was needed. Fortunately for him, he won and became the presenter of the show. After several years of hosting the show, he left in 2017.

The same year he started hosting Selimathunzi, he made it to the Cosmopolitan sexiest hunks calendar. In 2013, he was featured in the entertainment countdown show, 10 Over 10. That same year, he became the co-host of the New Year’s Eve show, Come Duze, which airs on SABC1. He presented the show every new year’s eve for the next three years.

From 2014, he became an official host of the reality TV show, Man Cave, which aired on SABC3. He co-presented the show with Janez Vermeiren and after six successful seasons, the show ended in 2017. A year after landing the contract for the ‘Man Cave’ gig, he appeared on the Master Chef South African celebrity edition.

Working together with Bonang Matheba and Pearl Modiadie, Lunga co-hosted the South African Music Awards (SAMA) at Durban International Convention Centre in 2016. In 2018, he joined the cast of The River where he plays the character of Lindani.

20. Minki van der Westhuizen

  • Age: 37 years old
  • TV Station: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC2), M-Net, e.tv
  • Active Since: 2006
  • Salary/Net worth: $20 million

Minki Van Der Westhuizen is one of those South African presenters who wear multiple hats. She is a model and actress as well. Minki started her career as a model as early as the age of 16. She was featured in the swimmer edition of South Africa sports magazine in 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2007. She also made it to the cover of GQ. In 2003, she ranked 24th on Maxim’s Hot 100 list. That same year, she was voted as the most popular pin-up girl by US troops serving in Iraq and came out as the winner of FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World in a 2004 poll by South African FHM readers.

In 2006, she was featured on an M-Net televised special of the 2006 South African Sports Illustrated Swimwear edition shoot. The following year, she was featured on e.tv’s documentary Behind the Name. In 2007, she became the SABC2 presenter for the Afrikaans magazine programme, Pasella. That same year, she was featured in the South African comedy movie, Big Fellas. Currently, she models under Max Model Agency and was also the host of two seasons of kykNET’s Boer Soek ‘n Vrou (Farmer Wants a Wife).

Summary Of The Most Famous South African TV Presenters

  1. Pearl Thusi
  2. Riaan Cruywagen
  3. Minnie Dlamini
  4. Boity Thulo
  5. Somizi Mhlongo
  6. Patricia Lewis
  7. Lerato Kganyago
  8. Jeremy Maggs
  9. Lawrence Maleka
  10. Pearl Modiadie
  11. Thapelo Mokoena
  12. Michael Mol
  13. Bonang Matheba
  14. Jessica Nkosi
  15. Katlego Maboe
  16. Daniella Pellegrini
  17. Dineo Ranaka
  18. Reuben Riffel
  19. Lunga Shabalala
  20. Minki van der Westhuizen

Some Notable Mentions – Famous South African TV Presenters

David Gresham

  • Age: -1 years old
  • TV Station: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
  • Active Years: 1995–present
  • Salary/Net worth: N/A

David Gresham preferred to be a sound engineer over becoming an electro-medical engineer, so, he decided to audition for LM Radio, a radio station in Mozambique, but unfortunately, he failed the interview. However, he was introduced to a job at Herrick Merryl Recording Studios where he later spent years learning about sound engineering.

Years after that, he finally got a job at LM radio which he did for two and half years before moving to Johannesburg and joining Teal Record Production as an artist and repertoire. He also became a promotion manager at World Record a subsidiary of Teal Record Production.

While working with the record label, he landed the job as a freelance host for SABC’S ‘drive show’ which was renamed The David Gresham Show. He continued to work for the SABC radio station until 1975 when television was brought into South Africa and he made his debut TV appearance on the Variety show Sunshine 30, on the SABC test channel.

In 1976, when the SABC started running officially, he was the host of the Pop Shop show every Friday evening. He sparked controversy when he played a music video of a Black American in the station for the first time. David Gresham currently runs his own production company called David Gresham Entertainment Group. Aside from being a radio DJ and TV presenter, he is now an independent record producer, publisher, and promoter.

Nicky Hambleton-Jones

  • Age: 50 years old
  • TV Station: Channel 4
  • Active Years: 2003 – 2007
  • Salary/Net worth: $1.5 million (estimate)

The 50-year-old never-aging South African presenter, Nicky Hambleton is best known for presenting the show 10 Years Younger on channel 4. Nicky started off by founding her own personal stylist consultancy in 2001 which had a website where she created content for personal styling. In 2003, Channel 4 got to know about her website and was interested in having her for their new makeover show dubbed 10 Years Younger. After the screen testing, a contract for the show was agreed on and she became the host.

In 2008, she took her personal styling consultancy to another level when she introduced NHJ Style Academy. The academy is responsible for producing training and courses for those aspiring to be personal stylists or retailers with personal shopping departments. Currently, Nicky lives in London with her family where she still runs her styling business.

Ashraf Garda

  • Age: 59 years old
  • TV Station: South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
  • Active Years: 2000 – present
  • Salary/Net worth: $300,000 (estimated)

Ashraf Garda started his career as a radio presenter but has built a name for himself as a TV presenter as well. He is often a guest host on the SABC2 current affairs show Interface and is currently the host on the award-winning investigative program Special Assignment that airs on SABC

He is also a radio presenter for SAFM where he hosts the show, [email protected] and Afternoon Talk. He started his career as a presenter for the community radio show Radio az-Zaheer and later moved to host the show The Voice at 95.4FM. In 2010, when the FIFA World Cup was hosted in South Africa, he provided game analysis and social impact on international news stations like Al Jazeera, CNN, and CBC Canada, as well as on Morning LIVE on SABC 2.

Riaad Moosa

  • Age: 44 years old
  • TV Station: SABC 3, SABC1, E-News
  • Active Years: 1999 – present
  • Salary/Net worth: $7 million

Riaad Moosa is a South African comedian, actor, doctor, and TV presenter. He started his career as a stand-up comedian while he was in his fourth year at the University of Cape Town. In 2002, he performed alongside nine other top South African comedians to raise a million rand for a dream foundation at South Africa’s largest stand-up comedy television show.

In 2004, he was featured on SABC1’s The Pure Monate Show. In February 2013, he was the host of Comedy Central Presents Riaad Moosa Live at Parker’s which aired on Comedy Central. Later that year, in June, to be precise, he replaced Dr. Michael Mol as the host of SABC3’s show, Hello Doctor, which was renamed Doctor’s Order.

Currently, he is the presenter of a part of the E-News channel’s satirical news program Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola titled The Second Opinion – with Dr Riaad Moosa.

Highlight of Notable Mentions

  • David Gresham
  • Nicky Hambleton-Jones
  • Ashraf Garda
  • Riaad Moosa
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