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Nikiwe Bikitsha

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Nikiwe Bikitsha is a South African journalist, television presenter, radio host and social commentator best known on television for hosting SABC3's current affairs show Interface and for anchoring the news on CNBC Africa (on DStv).

On Tuesday, 11 May 2009 she joined DStv's eNews Channel as co-anchor of the channels Primetime news bulletin, alongside Jeremy Maggs.

Currently studying for her honours degree in journalism from Wits University, Nikiwe was one of the anchors of e.tv's breakfast show Morning Edition in 2001 - when the show first launched.

In the radio industry she has managed the news team for Talk Radio 702 and anchored the news for the station. Between 2004 and 2007 she co-hosted the current affairs radio show AM Live on SAFM, alongside John Perlman.

In 2006, she was awarded the prestigious 'women in media' awards as the rising star of that year. This is an award that is given to women journalists under 30, who've done outstanding work.

In 2007 she left the show to move to CNBC Africa and in 2009 she joined the eNews channel.

She also currently writes a social commentary column for the Mail & Guardian entitled High Heels.

As of June 2009 she is the co-host and co-producer (with Siki Mgabadeli) of the SABC3 business magazine show Africa Inc., which investigates the complex issues that surround and drive the country's Black Economic Empowerment policies.

Nikiwe's interests include reading, travelling and running. She is a committed member of the Bethesda Methodist Church which is her spiritual home. She is part of the team that will launch the church's website.

She is the youngest of three children and is very close to her family. She has a 6-year-old son.


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Host - Herself


LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Sunday 11 April

Amazing Voices returns to Mzansi Magic and the drama Council of Dads starts a run on Vuzu.


New on TV today: Saturday 10 April

Reality show Abazali starts on Wethu and Curiosity takes you down The World's Most Dangerous Roads.


New! It's Complicated Teasers - April 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Zee World's new weekend series about Jassi who loves two men.


King of Hearts Teasers - April 2021

Exposed: DD’s conniving plans. And Sid gets arrested for attempted murder.


Begusarai Teasers - April 2021

Begusarai reloads on Zee World on 10 April for weekend double bills at 17h00 and 18h00.


Queen of the South 2 Teasers - May 2021

Teresa and her team are kidnapped.


Ring of Fire Teasers - April 2021

Schedule alert! Ring of Fire loses Saturdays and Sundays from this weekend (10th) with the premieres of It's Complicated and Begusarai (repeat).


Law of the Heart Teasers - May 2021

Andres proposes to Catalina!


New on TV today: Friday 9 April

Four shows start on SABC3 tonight including the mockumentary Tali's Wedding Diary.


The Cost of Love Teasers - April 2021

A mother tries to stop her own daughter from being happy.

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