5 winners instead of 3 in SABC3's 2018 Presenter Search

Written by TVSA Team from the blog SABC3 on 02 Aug 2018
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Five aspiring presenters landed themselves full-time presenting gigs on Thursday night (2 August) in the finale of SABC3's 2018 Presenter Search.

We were expecting 3 winners but 5 got lucky when the search did a switcheroo on the usual format.

Three will be joining Top Billing and one will join Expresso and Afternoon Express respectively.

The competiton came down to 6 finalists in the end so there was only one who was left out with a cold shiver: 27-year-old actress Mosa Kaiser, who received a consolation prize.

She'll be joining Expresso as a roving field reporter so she'll be popping up at various times during the live show.

As for the 5 permanent fixtures... this is what they have to say about what they're bringing to the table, with Mosa rounding things off:

Fezile Mkhize

New presenter on: Top Billing
Age: 27
Profession: Medical doctor AKA he's the new Michael Mol, with a muti-liscious bod. 

What he promises to bring to Top Billing... he says he plans to:

“maintain the high standard it’s always been known for with a huge dose of whimsy, energy and most importantly heart!”


Harmony Katulondi

New presenter on:
Top Billing
Age: 28
Profession: Model and voice artist with a degree in Economics and Econometrics.

Harmony: “Speaking French will allow me to add an international flare to Top Billing. My diverse background, upbringing and curious nature will also bring an interesting perspective to the segments."


Palesa Tembe

New presenter on:
Afternoon Express
Age: 27
Profession: Actress and YouTuber

Palesa: “I'm going to bring some spunk to afternoon TV. I’m excited to bring a younger energy to the show and add to the already positive atmosphere the show delivers on a daily basis.”

Is she calling Jeannie D and Bonnie Mbuli Old??

Ryle De Morny

New presenter on:
Top Billing
Age: 29
Profession: Entrepreneur, model and lifeguard, who also boasts a body that loves to be shirtless.

Ryle: “I’m going to bring a fresh new energy to this show. I hope to share as much love as possible and take my viewer on awesome journeys with me as we discover and showcase moments, events and areas in a unique, raw and genuinely real way.”


Thabiso Makhubela

New presenter on:
Age: 28
Profession: Entrepreneur with a postgraduate degree in Business Project Management and a part-time dancer.

Thabiso: “I love Expresso and I can’t wait to bring my refreshing, upbeat energy to the show. The show is extremely important because people are waking up and the tone on the show sets the audience’s mood for the entire day. I am like the power bank for the people and I don’t take that responsibility lightly.” 


Mosa Kaiser

Field reporter on:
Age: 27
Profession: Actress with an honours degree in TV and Film

Mosa: “I am really happy about my new gig with Expresso. It promises to be a lot of fun and I am excited to bring my unique style and spunk to these inserts. I am so proud of myself and I am excited for the journey that lies ahead."


Fezile, Harmony and Ryle will debut on Top Billing on Saturday (4 August at 18h00) and Thabiso and Palesa start with Expresso (06h00) and Afternoon Express (16h30) from Monday (6 August).

Pics by Denzil Jacobs 

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