Presenter Search on 3 Judges
2018 Presenter Search on 3 Judges
We are delighted to announce that Jeannie D, DJ Fresh, Sbusiso Kumalo, and Patience Stevens will serve as the official judges for the show’s highly-anticipated new season of Presenter Search on 3 which is proudly brought to you by McCafé and Capitec.
With their vast array of skills in and around the entertainment industry, this eclectic mix of judges will ensure that every aspect of a perfect presenter is honed and highlighted in what promises to be an exciting new season of Presenter Search on 3.
Jeannie D is no stranger to the SABC 3 screens. She started off her illustrious career as a radio presenter on Good Hope FM and has since become one of the most prestigious presenters in the country. She is a familiar face on SABC 3 shows such as Top Billing, Top Travel, Afternoon Express and Presenter Search on 3. Jeannie will bring her bubbly personality and professionalism to the table as she scours the country for the perfect batch of presenters to join the trendsetting channel. “I’ve been privileged to be part of the presenter search phenomenon from the beginning and it’s such a joy for me to help undiscovered talent fulfil their dreams,” Jeannie says. “After all, it is the best job in the world!”
DJ Fresh needs no introduction. He is one of the most formidable radio presenters of our time and has mastered the art of creating interesting, informative and entertaining conversations. From his early days on YFM and Studio Mix on SABC 1, to his prime-time slots on 5FM and Metro FM, this breakfast show host has set the bar high and remains a source of inspiration to presenters around the country. While radio has always been DJ Fresh’s first love, his is also a wildly popular club DJ and has presented shows such as Club Culture, Tropika Island Of Treasure and served as a judge on South Africa’s Got Talent. His experience behind the mic and in front of the camera helps him understand what makes a great presenter and is excited to help discover new presenters with a passion and a dream for making a difference. “It’s such an honour and privilege to be a part of this great movement,” DJ Fresh says. “It’s not every day you see a brand live up to their promise; the stage is indeed yours, and if you can successfully master that then the world can be yours too.”
Sbusiso Kumalo is the Head of Marketing at Capitec, one of the headline sponsors of Presenter Search on 3. He is a charismatic and business savvy marketing and brand expert who has over 20 years of experience in marketing and sales, specializing in the black middle-class South African market. As a first-time Presenter Search on 3 judge, Sbusiso is excited to unearth new talent – something he has always been passionate about. “In life everyone has two birthdays, the first one is the day you were born and the second one is the day you discover why you were born. I’m excited to be part of the team that will help someone out there experience their second birthday,” Sbusiso says. “Your only limit is your imagination. If all you do is hope for it - your dreams will always be on a waiting list.”
Patience Stevens is one of the most respected television producers in the country. She has worked on Top Billing since its inception 25 years ago – and, along with Tswelopele Productions Chairperson, Basetsana Kumalo, is co-producer of the Top Billing and Pasella lifestyle magazine shows. She is also co-executive producer of Expresso Morning Show and Afternoon Express. Top Billing, Pasella and Expresso are all SAFTA award winning shows, tribute to the production expertise of both Tswelopele and Cardova Productions. Identifying and growing new talent is Patience’s passion, and her experience in lifestyle television makes her a valuable player when it comes to the Presenter Search on 3 judging process. “I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity to discover and nurture fresh new talent. As SABC3 says – ‘the stage is yours’ – and this is our chance to point the spotlight onto new faces, and to give them a chance to excel."
Think you have what it takes to be one of SABC 3’s new faces? Make sure you audition for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that can change your life for good.
Meet the 2015 Judges
Presenter Search on 3 is incredibly proud to have three of the very best in the entertainment industry as the judges for the first season. With years of experience, multiple awards and having established themselves as true leaders in their fields their understanding of what it takes to make it as a television host will make finding the right winners possible.
Majota 'Phat Joe' Kambule
Phat Joe is a pioneering broadcaster & entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience as an account executive, content producer, and executive producer in the South African broadcast media industry. He has worked in various capacities both on air and as a media owner for all of the country’s major public and private broadcasters, and more recently launch the countries first digital subscription radio streaming service.
Follow Phat Joe on Twitter: @TheRealPhatJoe
A radio host, tv presenter and style icon - Bonang is known for her electric personality, husky voice and magnetic smile. A global brand ambassador for an international cosmetics company as well as groundbreaking entrepreneur and business owner it is no surprise that Bonang made it onto the Forbes List of the 13 African Celebrities To Watch In 2013. Her talent, work ethic and determination commands attention as does her status as SA's number 1 social media Queen!
Follow Bonang on Twitter: @bonang_m
International TV presenter, actress and model, Jeannie D knew from a young age that performing was her forte. After huge success in radio Jeannie set her sights on TV and has been a part of South Africa's premium lifestyle television show Top Billing for almost a decade! Having traveled the world as a host of Top Travel and interviewed both local and international celebrities Jeannie's career is continually on the rise. The sky is the limit for this woman…
Follow Jeannie D on Twitter: @Jeannieous