Sydney Matlhaku is a South African television presenter best known for hosting shows like The Gen Game, Sho't Left and You Deserve It.
Matlhaku was born and bred in Soweto in 1981 and buttered in the suburbs. He matriculated at Krugersdorp High School, then went on to study PC Engineering, but dropped out in his second year.
In February 2001 Sydney joined Peter Stuyvesant in their Marketing department.
No newcomer to television; in 2001 Matlhaku co-presented Studio Mix Live on SABC1, and during 2004 he became the Field presenter for Vicious Delicious, a traveling entertainment show for DStv’s GO.
In early 2005 Sydney was an advance driving instructor for BMW, and in mid 2005 he went on to become the anchor presenter on Power Play for SABC2.
Sydney is currently the presenter of SABC1’s Gen Game as well as the presenter for Yebo Millionaires which also aired on SABC1.
When asked what makes his job so interesting, Sydney states: “The hours and the people you meet along the way.”
Sydney describes himself as outrageous in a controlled environment. In his free time he enjoys playing play station, watching DVD’s, waterskiing and visiting Mozambique. His hobbies include soccer, volleyball, table tennis and horse riding.
Sydney declares that the one thing that he is proudest of is the fact that he is still living. His role models are a combination of Popeye and Jonny Bravo.
Asked where he would like to see himself in five years time, Sydney blissfully replies, “I dunno, but happyland would do.”