Top Billing Says Goodbye After 27 Years On Air

Top Billing canceled

After a monumental 27 years on air, SABC 3’s flagship magazine show Top Billing is coming to an end. The series has continuously brought viewers a taste of the good life by showcasing some of South Africa’s grandest homes, explored a magnitude of breath-taking countries, brought South Africans closer to some of the biggest stars … Read more

Top Billing presenter Fezile Mkhize announced as Cosmo’s Sexiest Man

Fezile Mkhize announced as Cosmo’s Sexiest Man

Top Billing presenter search 2018 winner and doctor, Fezile Mkhize was crowned as South Africa’s sexiest man at the COSMO pool and pizza party at The Capital on the Park in Sandton on Saturday 9 February. ALSO READ: Loyiso MacDonald And Zola Nombona Crowned 2018 Mzansi’s Sexiest The 27-year-old model’s incredible charm and impressive physique … Read more

Ayanda Thabethe living her best life in New York

Ayanda Thabethe in New York USA

Local radio and television personality Ayanda Thabethe is living her best life in New York, United States of America (USA). ALSO READ: Ayanda Thabethe Looks Sexy On GQ South Africa March Issue The 32-year-old Top Billing presenter, captioned one of her Instagram photos: “Little girl’s with dreams become women with vision (sic).” “So funny I find … Read more

Five Minutes With Top Billing’s Ryle De Morny

Top Billing Ryle De Morny

The fourth season of Presenter Search on 3 came to a jaw-dropping end earlier this month and six brand new faces joined the SABC 3 family.

ALSO READ: Getting To Know Top Billing’s Dr. Fezile Mkhize

While initially looking for three new presenters to join the SABC 3 stable, judges Patience Stevens, DJ Fresh, Sbusiso Kumalo and Jeannie D were impressed by the overwhelming amount of talent and have decided to open up the industry even further by welcoming Harmony Katulondi, Ryle De Morny, Fezile Mkhize,Palesa Tembe, and Thabiso Makhubela to the SABC 3 family with Mosa Kaiser grabbing a role as Expresso’s new field presenter.

Ryle De Morny joins the team as one of the brand-new Top Billing presenters. The entrepreneur, model and lifeguard wowed the judges with his effortless presenting style and his ability to captivate audiences no matter what scenario he is put in. Ryle, who holds the title of ‘fastest man on sand’, is excited about his new chapter and his journey on Presenter Search on 3 is proof that now is his time to shine.

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Getting to know Top Billing’s Dr. Fezile Mkhize

Top Billing Dr. Fezile Mkhize

The fourth season of Presenter Search on 3 came to a jaw-dropping end earlier this month and six brand new faces including Dr. Fezile Mkhize joined the SABC 3 family.

ALSO READ: Five Minutes With Expresso’s Thabiso Makhubela

While initially looking for three new presenters to join the SABC 3 stable, judges Patience Stevens, DJ Fresh, Sbusiso Kumalo and Jeannie D were impressed by the overwhelming amount of talent and have decided to open up the industry even further by welcoming Harmony Katulondi, Ryle De Morny, Fezile Mkhize,Palesa Tembe, and Thabiso Makhubela to the SABC 3 family with Mosa Kaiser grabbing a role as Expresso’s new field presenter.

One of the faces joining the Top Billing family is Dr. Fezile Mkhize. With his charming good looks, infectious personality and vast medical knowledge, Fezile is bound to add a great deal of experience to the Top Billing stable. Fezile was a front-runner in the competition ever since his girlfriend convinced him to audition and effortlessly undertook every curve-ball that was thrown at him throughout the season – making him the perfect addition to the SABC 3 family.

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Zikhona Mda First To Be Eliminated Off PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3

Presenter Search on 3 finalist Zikhona Mda

Presenter Search on 3 finalist Zikhona Mda was the first to be eliminated off the reality show as the search for the next Top BillingExpresso and Afternoon Express presenters heats up.

ALSO READ: PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3 Top 10 Announcement

In their first elimination task, the Top 10 headed out to the Emerald Resort and Casino where each of them were asked to highlight one of the resort’s exciting activities on camera.

While some contestants rose up to the challenge and made the most out of some difficult shooting scenarios, others failed to deliver. Ultimately, Thabiso Makhubela, Shannon Leibach and Zikhona Mda, as the worst-performing contestants of the episode, were given some tough love by judges Jeannie D, DJ Fresh and Patience Stevens.

Thabiso struggled to wow the directors with his insert exploring the a river cruise. His double-barrelled questions confused his subject which ultimately became his shortfall during the insert. Shannon, the Disney fanatic, attempted to take viewers on the perfect first date by giving audiences tips and tricks they need to win over their crush. However, Shannon’s attempt to connect with the viewers at home appeared too forceful and unnatural which ultimately hampered the quality of his insert. However, it was Zikhona’s inability to make the most out of her interaction with the resort’s reluctant lemurs which ultimately saw her booted from the competition.

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PRESENTER SEARCH ON 3 Top 10 Announcement

Presenter Search on 3 top 10

After a nationwide audition process and having been put to the test through various challenges in the masterclasses, 10 aspiring presenters have made it to the next round on Presenter Search on 3 as the competition heats up.

ALSO READ: SABC 3 Announces PRESENTER SEARCH On 3 Judges

Over the next few weeks, the Top 10 will put their presenting skills to the ultimate test as they vie for a coveted presenting spot on SABC 3’s Top BillingExpresso and Afternoon Express. Throughout the upcoming episodes, the contestants will be eliminated one by one after a series of tasks until the final three are left who will ultimately get a presenting contract with the SABC for one of the three shows. After a vigorous audition process and educational masterclasses, these are the 10 contestants who have impressed the judges the most and who move onto the next phase of the competition:

Harmony Katulondi  

From Johannesburg, 28-year old Harmony Katulondi is a model and voice-over artist.  He holds a double degree in Economics and Econometrics and his unique smooth voice has earned him work for some of South Africa’s biggest advertising campaigns. His style is influenced by his mother, who has her own fashion label that specialises in African prints. He is fluent in French and enjoys spending time outdoors. “I’m Grateful to God and I feel so blessed to be in the Top 10. It’s an honour to know that the judges see something great in me – something great enough to give me the opportunity to be a potential SABC 3 presenter & ambassador,” Harmony shares. “With all that said, I’m really looking forward to the master classes & going through challenges that will better my craft and improve the gifts and talents that I’ve been blessed with.”

Fun Fact: While Harmony is very involved in fashion and entertainment, he is also a Sunday school teacher.

Peelo Mookodi

Born in Botswana, 24-year old Peelo Mookodi is an entertainment entrepreneur with a passion for women empowerment. She obtained her degree in International Relations & Psychology at WITS in Johannesburg. No stranger to the limelight, Peelo has experience as a TV presenter in her home country, having hosted a lifestyle travel show on the national broadcaster, BTV. Peelo is passionate about education and in her spare time enjoys reading and cooking. “My initial reaction to having made it to the Top10 was that of pure joy and relief. With that said this feeling was also very short lived because now it means that the real work begins. Whatever brought me to the Top 10 needs to be the reason I am crowned the winner,” Peelo says. “What I am looking forward to the most about being on the show is meeting all the incredible people that will assist in elevating my career as well as constantly being challenged which will force me to really refine my presenting skills.”

Fun Fact: Peelo has a photographic memory when it comes to memorising number plates.

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Sophie Ndaba and Max Lichaba’s traditional wedding

Sophie Ndaba and Max Lichaba's traditional wedding

Former Generations actress Sophie Ndaba has finally opened up about her relationship and revealed her husband and businessman Max Lichaba. After months of keeping her marriage private, Sophie Ndaba and her husband Max, recently appeared on Top Billing and shared their amazing love story. Sophie explained that they met through his brothers who are close … Read more

Presenter Search on SABC3 Returns For New Season

Presenter Search on SABC3

The popular Presenter Search phenomenon is back on SABC3! The Presenter Search on 3 spotlight is searching for television presenters for various shows on SABC3. You’re not just auditioning to host a TV show; the judges are looking for brand ambassadors that embody the spirit of SABC3 as a channel that shines the spotlight on our progress and aspirations.  … Read more