Over the years, the television presenting medium has ballooned in a way that the new age generation of female television presenters have taken the baton from the older generation and flipped the script over, thus redefining presenting as a lucrative and respectable medium within the world of the Arts in South Africa.
While switching through television channels, one is bound to recognsie a flood of female presenters that are most definitely killing the game with their amazing and impeccable presenting skills. Much like acting or singing, some might argue that aspiring presenters should be extensively trained, as this too is a craft and requires certain technical skills. However the need for training might not needed much as we have witnessed quite a number of various hosts executing their duties very well – without having done intense technical training. Different strokes for different folks perhaps?
We have selected a few well recognised faces from the female TV presenting batch in South Africa. These talented ladies have held their own in this male dominated industry. Having iconic and well respected presenters including, Felicia Mabuza – Suttle and Noeleen Maholwana Sangqu as torchbearers of this presenting medium, paints a great picture regarding the future of presenting in Mzansi.
1. Anele Mdoda
There is no doubt that Ms Mdoda is one of Mzansi's best presenters. She slays also on radio. Many of her followers on SABC 3’s now defunct talk show, Real Talk were left disappointed when she resigned as host. Anele has been hailed for her excellent interviewing skills.
2. Bonang Matheba
Queen B as she is affectionately known, is undoubtedly one of our fiercest television presenters. She cut her teeth in the world of entertainment at the age of 16 and has not looked back ever since. Every rejection that she had to weather has prepared her for her current destiny. After exiting SABC 1's music show, Live Amp, many of her fans were impressed with her versatility and flexibility as a presenter when she joined, SABC 3's lifestyle show, Top Billing, whereby a more toned down and sophisticated kind of presenting is required for that kind of an audience.
3. Pearl Modiadie
'The Black Pearl' as she used to refer to herself when she was starting out at ETV's youth programme, Craz-e, has worked her way up in the local entertainment scene. She has gone as far even content producing. Her journey to stardom has served as an inspiration as she has previously mentioned that she comes from a disadvantaged background, of which she credits her work ethic to. Hosting big events such as the SAFTA"s and Crown Gospel Awards has become a regular sport in her professional life, of which we love!
4. Rorisang Thandekiso
The former YOTV presenter is another one that stays the killing the presenting game with her versatile skills. She now occasionally dabbles on another one of SABC 1's talk show, The Chat Room. Her presenting skills once caught the eye of fellow presenter, Anele who praised her.
5. Pabi Moloi
The SAFTA award winning television presenter has come a long way in the entertainment industry. Pabi Moloi has mastered the art of simultaneously working her magic both on radio and television.
More power to these ladies, They serve as an inspiration to future presenters who will probably take this medium to even greater heights.