Home-grown tal­ent to boost SABC rat­ings

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Af­ter a long wait, the SABC has fi­nally re­vealed some new shows with fresh, home-grown tal­ent to boost its view­er­ship this sum­mer.

On a sunny Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, #BeNewWithOne took cen­tre stage as the pub­lic broad­caster pre­sented its new line-up, which it hopes will at­tract and cap­ture new view­ers on its SABC1 chan­nel.

Held at the five-star Fair­lawns Bou­tique Ho­tel & Spa, the me­dia launch re­sem­bled a cock­tail party as guests were served ex­pen­sive Veuve Clic­quot and Night Nec­tar Krone.

While peo­ple were sip­ping Cham­pagne along­side the pool, the me­dia had an op­por­tu­nity to min­gle with actors, in­clud­ing new kid on the block and pre­sen­ter of Tastemaker, Kay “DJ Doowap” Mor­gan.

Tumelo Motho­toane and DJ War­ras were the MCs, and led the event well by en­sur­ing they kept things en­ter­tain­ing.

Motho­toane pre­sented a snip­pet of the show Daily Thetha, which will re­place Shift and air from Mon­day to Thurs­day. She will co­host the show with Kini Shandu. The show fo­cuses on ed­u­ca­tion is­sues that are af­fect­ing young peo­ple’s daily lives.

“There will be a stu­dio au­di­ence that will en­gage in those top­ics dur­ing the show,” Motho­toane said.

The broad­caster an­nounced other new shows, in­clud­ing a re­al­ity fashion show called Raw Silk, which boasts faces such as Pearl Mo­di­adie, who will be the pre­sen­ter, and fash­ion­istas Nthato Mashishi, Yas­min Fur­mie and Ole Led­imo.

Throw­back Thurs­day is also a new ex­cit­ing show, and will be pre­sented by pop­u­lar co­me­dian Skhumba Hlophe and ac­tress Gabisile Tsha­bal­ala.

There is never a dull mo­ment around Hlophe, and he’ll def­i­nitely keep view­ers in stitches. The show will keep you hooked as the hosts give you the high­lights of things that are trend­ing on so­cial me­dia.

To keep the me­dia and the se­lected guests in­ter­ested, or­gan­is­ers spiced up the event with mas­sages, man­i­cures, pedi­cures and fa­cials for half an hour.

And it didn’t end there – in the evening, guests were taken to a dif­fer­ent din­ner set-up venue for the for­mal­i­ties.

Guests in­dulged in smoked salmon and cream of tomato soup as a starter, and grilled line fish, but­ter­nut ravi­oli or lamb as mains. Malva with crème anglaise was the de­li­cious dessert.

On the decks, twin broth­ers Banele and Bandile Mbere kept the party go­ing.

Maitele Wawe and pre­sen­ter Kay Mor­gan show off their style TONED DOWN West­ern Cape Premier He­len Zille wore a dress by


MCs for the night Tumelo Motho­toane and DJ War­ras pose for the cam­eras at the SABC event HOW’S MY SWING?

Se­li­math­unzi pre­sen­ter Lunga Sha­bal­ala looked chilled dur­ing the launch of new SABC1 TV pro­grammes

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