23 Aug Women’s Month: Redi Tlhabi
Continuing with our Women’s Month segment for the month of August; TV and radio presenter, author, production company owner, columnist and ultra matron runner Redi Tlhabi. Redi holds a BA in Communication and BA Honours which she attained from the University of Johannesburg before beginning her 15 year career as a broadcast journalist.
Redi has been a broadcast journalist for 15 years – her experience spanning some of South Africa’s most respected media and news brands, including Kaya FM, where she hosted the afternoon drive and was the afternoon news editor. On TV, she presented various shows for the SABC’s Africa channel, including Today in Africa, News Hour, and Interface.
She was also co-host of News Night, the prime time show that launched the 24 hour eNews channel. She has hosted a legal show, Rights and Recourse on SABC3 and produced a controversial documentary on former President, Thabo Mbeki. Redi has anchored for international broadcasters like SKY and the BBC and has also produced and presented two of her own TV shows.
In 2012, Redi released her first book, Endings and Beginnings (Jacana) which led her to receive the Alan Paton Award the very next year. Red is passionate about issues going on around her and has hosted marches to protest against sexist taxi drivers in both 2008 and in 2015. She was also noted marching to the Union Buildings in solidarity with students in the #FeesMustFall campaign. Redi thrives on being part of South Africa’s evolution.
With all of this and more, Red is also a proud Mom of two and avid ultra marathon runner. You can stay up to date with Redi by following her on Twitter @RediTlhabi