Casting Calls

Eastern Mosaic calls for presenters

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Casting Calls on 05 Apr 2012
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Are you passionate about eastern life and lifestyle? Can you think on your feet, go from grassroots to red carpet with just a single costume change - and project a dynamic presence on screen?

If so, you fit the bill to audition for SABC2's lifestyle show Eastern Mosaic.

The series has launched another search for presenters (the first was in 2008) and will be casting in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, starting this Wednesday, 11 April 2102.

Do you have what it takes?

Prospective presenters need not have journalistic or television training but it is important that you feel comfortable in front of a camera. You need to speak clearly and fluently and must be able to project your personality on-screen.

The ability to write, memorise and deliver a brief script is essential. You should also be able to make ad lib comments and do off-the-cuff interviews when required.

Ultimately Eastern Mosaic is looking for candidates who fit the profile of the show. Eastern Mosaic is a celebration of cultural diversity and Indian lifestyle. It is a highly popular magazine programme catering for a large cross-section of the South African population.

The show is packaged in a slick, stylish manner that is accessible to its target audience as well as a huge Indian audience. It is therefore imperative that candidates reflect the philosophy and spirit of the show.

The auditions are open to everyone between the ages of 18 and 38. Smart-casual is the recommended dress option but your image and style are up to you.

To get the best idea of what Eastern Mosaic is looking for, watch the current presenters in action on the show.

What to take

All applicants to please take along a full-length, a close-up and a profile photograph of yourself.

Everyone should be prepared to spend the entire day at the auditions so it's recommended that you take along refreshments and lunch.

A script will be provided for you to study before taking the screen test and the auditions will be recorded for broadcast on Eastern Mosaic.

Audition dates and venues

Open auditions will be at the following venues:


Wednesday 11 April: 10h00 - 18h00: the Prelims
Thursday 12 April: 10h00 - 18h00: the Semis
Friday 13 April: 09h00 - 16h00: the Finals

Venue: The Pyramid Conference and Venue Centre, 96 Eloff Street Ext, Village Deep, Selby, Johannesburg.


Saturday 14 April: 10h00 - 18h00: the Prelims
Sunday 15 April: 10h00 - 18h00: the Semis
Monday 16 April: 09h00 - 16h00: the Finals

Venue: Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel and Convention Centre, 329 Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga.

Cape Town:

Tuesday 17 April: 10h00 - 18h00: the Prelims
Wednesday 18 April: 09h00 - 13h00: the Semis
Wednesday 18 April: 14h00 - 18h00: the Finals

Venue: The Bay Hotel, 69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town.

Please note: those who make it through the Prelims will need to make themselves available for the Semis. And, those who make it through the Semis will also need to make themselves available for the Finals.


05 Apr 2012 23:11

i am so ready

06 Apr 2012 12:05

i was born ready hey...i will make it through.its sanny for you.

07 Apr 2012 15:15

do i have to be oriental? I'm a daki, tall, fluent &randomly where suits. Im a beachboy really and i must say, the things i c on EMosaic r things i'd love to experience.

07 Apr 2012 21:26

Am sure I do have what it takes, from JBG,its my dream to see my self presenting on our Mzansi big screen and am passionate about presenting I believe I can do it.

08 Apr 2012 08:18

Im sthembile from mpumalanga, standerton. I am hundred percent sure that i could do this and I am a very talented young person, I would love to take a chance on this one

09 Apr 2012 17:09

Can't wait till I'm old enough. Hope u guys continue having these presenter searches for many years to come

12 Apr 2012 23:10

Let me warn you, They are looking for Indian-looking people only. I attended the Auditions in 2008 and hardly gave non-Indian people a chance really... Just so you know ...

20 Jun 2012 14:39

im ready ill be there

20 Jun 2012 14:39

im ready ill be there

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