Carol Tshabalala – Award Winning Television Presenter, MC, Radio Presenter, Scriptwriter and Voice Artist, Carol Tshabalala  currently hosts “SABC Sport on 1” from 14h00-18h00 every Saturday and Sunday, featuring and covering as many different sporting codes as possible.

She is the only female soccer anchor, presenting live Premier soccer league matches on “Laduma” on SABC 1. Carol began broadcasting in 2000 for the youth sports program “Sportsbuzz”.  Within a year she was a field reporter for the soccer show “Soccer Special” and soon earned the prestigious accolade of being the first female sports anchor of major TV show, “Mabaleng”, previously hosted by Robert Marawa and Martin Locke.

She also hosted the 2003 and 2008 “Miss South Africa and Miss SouthAfrica teen” pageant. Now available to book through Conference Speakers

Carol Tshabalala

She has been involved in such prestigious productions as The 2010 world cup preliminary and final draws (broadcast across the world) 46664 Nelson Mandela aids concert, All Africa Games, Blue I.Q, Comrades and City to City marathons, the Durban July Handicap and the world Karate cup and has covered 2 Olympics and Paralympic Games, the Commonwealth Games inAustralia and the soccer world cup in Germany 2006 .

Beyond sport she is the presenter of “Yebo Millionaires” Vodacoms flagship gameshow aired Tuesdays on Sabc 1 at 18h30.

As a radio journalist, Carol moved from Kaya fm, where she compiled and presented daily sports bulletins for the breakfast show to Radio 2000 where she now anchors “Beyond the Game” daily from 16h00-19h00, the first dedicated drive time sports show in SA.

As an MC, she has hosted, amongst others, the following functions:

  • 2010 FIFA world cup final draw
  • The Presidential sports awards
  • 2010 soccer world cup Preliminary draw
  • 2009 Confederations cup draw
  • Launch of Belgium/Holland 2018/2022 bids
  • Annual Premier soccer league awards
  • Annual Boxing awards (every year since 2003)
  • SABC 2 New years eve concert
  • Launch of the African cup of nations
  • 2010 Soccer bid book handover
  • The launch of SABC Sport
  • The launch of the ABSA cup
  • Miss SA pageant (2003 & 2008)
  • United school sports association of South Africa Awards
  • Launch of new Bonitas image
  • Launch of new Nike headquarters
  • The ABSA Relay
  • Blue I.Q Nelson Mandela marathon
  • The Kaizer Chiefs end of season awards


These include:

  • Best television newcomer- SAB Sports journalist of the year awards 2001
  • Best Sports personality- Selimathunzi, Duku Duku awards 2002
  • SABC Woman of the year nominee
  • Elle/ Sunday Times style awards finalist
  • Cosmopolitan most extraordinary women – finalist
  • Merit award – Best Television Presenter for the 2003/2004 PSL soccer    season
  • 2009 Best radio journalist-SAB Sports journalists of the year awards

Follow CSI on Twitter

Carol Tshabalala