21 January 2019 Guest: Lerato Makhetha

Lerato Makhetha (also credited as Lerato Mofokeng) is a South African actor and musician best known for his recurring role as Ntando Sibeko on the SABC3 soapie Isidingo.

Lerato is the son of actor Jerry Mofokeng Wa Makhetha Born in Soweto, at the age of one his family moved to New York, USA where his father was awarded a scholarship to study at Columbia University.

They returned to South Africa four years later and he attended Sacred Heart College. His journey in the arts began at the age of 10 when he auditioned for a spot in the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School, where he was classically trained as a pianist and vocalist.

After graduating he extended and completed his studies in popular music at the National School of the Arts (NSA), where he played lead roles in two musicals in 2001 and 2002. He received a National Senior Certificate in Popular, Jazz and Contemporary Music.

Lerato is a seasoned pianist and vocalist who has worked as a session musician for artists such as Tuks Senganga, JR, Unathi Msengana and Kabomo. In 2015 he formed a duo called Throwback which was signed by recording label Universal Music.

He has featured in a number of made-for-TV movies including Vacancy, Umhlaba Uyahlaba and Surprise (all part of the “Lokshin Bioskop” strand on Mzansi Magic); and episodes of the e.tv anthology series eKasi: Our Stories entitled Chicken Murder (Season 4, Episode 9) and Holes in Our Souls (Season 5, Episode 23), also known as Ithemba Alilahlwa.

Lerato has had guest roles in the SABC1 soapie Generations: The Legacy, the e.tv drama series Umlilo and the feature film Baby Mamas, starring Thembisa Mdoda.

In 2017 he placed fourth out of the male contestants on the acting reality competition series The Final Cut on SABC3. His time on the show afforded him the opportunity to work with directors from soaps and dramas on the SABC platform, including Isidingo.

The following year he landed his biggest role to date, reprising the role of Ntando Sibeko on Isidingo originally played by Loyiso McDonald. He made his first appearance on the show on 25 June, 2018.

Tune in tonight and catch him live at 22:30 on SABC 3. #TSAon3

15 January 2019 Guset: Lebo Motsoeli

Lebo Motsoeli (briefly known as Lebo Mabena) is an award-winning South African television presenter, voice-over artist, scriptwriter and producer, best known for presenting a variety of sports programmes for the SABC.

Motsoeli hosted Sport On 2 with Tshepo Mabona, was an anchor for SABC3 Sport and SABC1 Sport and presents Above the Bar, Hockistix, Spike and Sportsbuzz.

She’s also presented Glory Hallelujah, the Coca Cola Game show, a Sunsilk advertorial and Crazy Games.

Having grown up loving hockey and representing Gauteng for three years, Lebo was introduced to the world of sport broadcasting in 2003. There she began as a voice over artist and scriptwriter for the youth programme Sportsbuzz, which she’s still involved with to date.

Thereafter, she presented the first sport programme dedicated to woman, Women in Sport.

She went on to win the SAB Newcomer of the Year Merit award in 2006, as well as being recognised as the 2007 January Woman in Media by Gsport.

Her involvement in sport also includes the programmes Amakrokokroko, Pedal Talk, FNB African Soccer Show and being the face of the Siyanqoba 2010 Campaign.

Her annual visit to the coast includes the Comrades marathon, Durban Beach Africa, Two Oceans Marathon and Cape Argus Cycle Tour.

Her passion and knowledge for sport has taken her to Brazil for the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation World Games (IWAS Games) in 2005. This was her first international reporting for SABC sport.

She went on to Amsterdam for the International Paralympic World Athletics Champions in 2006 as a live television and radio reporter.

In 2007, Lebo made her mark at the Special Olympics where she reported the 10-day spectacle of 21 sporting codes.

The highlight of her career was when hosted the 2007 All Africa Games in Nigeria. This tested her knowledge for sport as she had to be South Africa’s only link to the continental event.

Armed with a Communications Science degree, Lebo is the Lifestyle and Fashion Editor for Soccerlife magazine.

As an MC, Lebo has hosted The SA Sport Awards; SA Boxing awards; National Women’s Day at the Union Buildings and the Sunsilk Launch.

Beginning on 10 June 2008, Lebo was the co-host (with Fezile Makhanya and Eugene Khoza) of the SABC1 magazine show Countdown 2010, which aims to keep South Africans informed and involved in the preparation for the largest sports event ever held on the African continent – the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

She later hosted Soccer 411 on SABC1 and the reality soccer search Nedbank Ke Yona, in 2013.

Tune in tonight at 22:30 live on SABC 3, to hear more of her story. #TSAon3

15 January 2019 Worth-A-Follow: Edlyn Serge

Known for his progressive attitude towards fitness. Edlyn is a determined and focused individual. His passion for health and fitness is overwhelming. He started at a young age playing all kinds of sports in school. Sports included cricket, soccer, rugby and athletics. His focus shifted to rugby and he excelled in it. He played professional rugby all over including England, Scotland, Spain and New Zealand.  While playing professional rugby in the United Kingdom, Edlyn studied sports conditioning. He started conditioning sports teams, individuals and groups while still playing rugby. His passion grew and grew for the health and fitness industry. His name grew as well. The rest speaks for itself. Tune in tonight at 22:30 live on SABC 3 to find out more about him. #TSAon3

07 January 2019 Roger Goode & Gugu Mhlungu

Roger Goode is a South African DJ who rose to local fame for his first single “In The Beginning”, which featured on 5Fm’s Top 40. This later led to him being signed up with a local dance record label Sheer Dance, under which he released his first album, Coming Up for Air in 2001.

“In The Beginning” prompted Purple Eye Records to approach Goode, who allowed Ferry Corsten to remix the track, which went on to the UK Singles Chart (#33, 2002 and MTV’s Music Video Chart. At 21, Goode was signed to Pete Tongt’s London Records, who promoted “In The Beginning” in the Buzz Chart, and showcased the track on Danny Ramplings Weekly Top 10.

Goode performs every week day on 5FM’s morning breakfast show from 6am to 9am alongside Robbie Cruz, Sushi Rider and Miss Cosmo

Roger Goode has been one of the most influential Dj’s that has surfaced on the underground and commercial scene of dance music throughout South Africa having compiled the SL Magazine Compilation in the 2000s era that had the best dance music produced in South Africa and many international hits. This was a project put together in conjunction with the Saturday Surgery brought to by Roger Goode [The Goode Dr.] Sponsored by Volkswagen [VW] and SL Magazine. The Saturday Surgery show highlighted the latest dance music that brought both cultures together black [The Brothers] and [White] with a versatile line up of DJ’s mixes both international and local. Should anybody have a say he is one of the best Voices on Radio Dj’s in South Africa with a broad of listenership around South Africa and the world and has produced the dopest quality shows on radio for weekend and midweek shows. One can explain him as those unpredictable dj’s who can playlist an unknown hit song from local to international.

Roger Goode has been hosting the 5fm afternoon drivetime show since 2014 after Gareth Cliff quit his morning show and DJ Fresh took over the morning show.

Gugulethu Mhlungu is a presenter on 702 and has nearly a decade of experience in media (both on and off-air) and volunteer work. She’s also the Lifestyle editor and writer at City Press, a position she’s held since 2014.

At 21 she was made the station manager of RMR, Rhodes Music Radio, and was the youngest station manager in South African broadcast history.She has served as chairperson and deputy chairperson of the Eastern Cape Communication Forum representing both print and broadcast entities in the province. She has also served as a board member for the Eastern Cape Community Radio Forum.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Media Studies and Anthropology from Rhodes University and completed an honours level post grad diploma in media management.

Her work with YouthLab saw her creating platform for young South Africans to become active participants in all spheres of civic life while also providing tools and skills that enable young people to contribute meaningfully to South Africa.

In 2015 she won the Columnist of the Year award at the 2015 Media 24 Legends Awards.

Catch both, Roger Goode and Gugu Mhlungu live at 22:30 on SABC 3 #TSAon3

20 December 2018 Guest’s: Trompies

Trompies are a South African music group who specialise in a type of pop music known as Kwaito. The members of the group grew up together in a Soweto Township and agreed to form a band after they had all completed their music studies in college. Beginning to make music in the mid 1990s, they have since sold over half a million records and have become very successful in producing and managing other artists as well through their record label Kalawa Jazmee.

The group is made up of five members, Emmanuel “Mjokes” Matsane, Mandla “Spikiri” Mofokeng, Eugene “Donald Duck” Mthethwa, Jairus “Jakarumba” Nkwe and Zynne “Mahoota” Sibika. They use various vernacular languages where they speak about daily issues society faces.

Two of the group members had previous performing experience as dancers in Chicco Twala’s group, and a third was the keyboard player for popular South African reggae artist Lucky Dude. This background in older forms of dancing and music lends to their music a style of singing and synchronised dancing and dressing that is much more often found in a pop group than in kwaito, which was previously thought of as the “music of gangsters” but is now, thanks in part to Trompies, becoming increasingly more well-respected.

Tune in tonight as they will be with us live at 22:30 on SABC 3. #TSAon3

18 December 2018 Guest: Kwesta

Kwesta is one of SA’s most prominent figures in the music industry. He has three albums under his belt and has worked with one of the USA’s most noticeable rappers such as, Wale and Rick Ross.

The Katlehong born star, took an interest in poetry during his high school years and received positive feedback and encouragement from fellow students and teachers.[

In 2003, Kwesta, then known as Quest, and some friends, formed a group called “Ghetto Fellaz”, which became known as “The Juvenylz” with an additional member. His crew hoped to be discovered and signed, but this did not happen. Kwesta dropped out of high school at age 16 to pursue his music career full-time. He recorded his first demo in his home studio. This demo caught the attention of Africa’s Most Southern Record Company (AMS), which eventually allowed him to use their recording facilities.

Kwesta, still a teenager, convinced his mother to give him taxi fare necessary to get to Buttabing Entertainment’s offices. This meeting resulted in him being added to Buttabing Entertainment’s roster, co-owned by founding members Shugasmakx and Slikour.

He is currently signed to his own Independent and media company known as Rap Lyf with co-founder Kid X. His third studio album Dakar II was released on 26 February 2016. Tune in tonight at 22:30 live on SABC 3. #TSAon3