Liezel van der Westhuizen is a South African continuity announcer best known for presenting continuity on SABC3.
Van der Westhuizen officially became a face of the channel on Monday, 30 July 2007 when SABC3 re-launched a new brand image.
Prior to joining SABC3, she worked for a publicity company. She has a Master Degree in Communication from the University if Pretoria and she's been a member of Toastmasters International since 2000. She received her Advanced Toastmaster Bronze certificate in 2005.
In December 2008 she was announced by M-Net as the new host of Idols for the show's 5th season, replacing Colin Moss (who reportedly declined to continue on the show in order to pursue his film career).
She beat out former Season 1 host Sami Sabiti, Top Billing presenter Janez Vermeiren and YFM jock and TV presenter Pabi Moloi to win the presenting job.
She began hosting Idols 5 on Sunday 1 February, 2009. She left the show midway through Season 6 to take a job co-hosting the SABC3 breakfast show Expresso, in October 2010.
In December 2009 she began co-hosting (with Bongani Nxumalo) the M-Net live music request show Soundcheck Live.