Redi Tlhabi

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Redi Tlhabi is a South African journalist, producer, author and a former radio presenter. She presented 'The Redi Tlhabi Show' on 702 for over a decade. Her broadcasting career spans years spent at Kaya FM, being a newscaster for the SABC and later, eMedia Holdings owned eNews Channel Africa, eNCA.

Tlhabi has an Honours degree in Political Economy and English Literature. She has been a television and radio journalist for the SABC and eTV.[1]

After 12 years of working for 702, a radio station in South Africa, Tlhabi announced her departure at the station. She was set to leave for the USA for a fellowship. She has since postponed her move to America.


In 2013, Tlhabi won the Alan Paton Award for her book, Endings and Beginnings.[2][3] The book describes Tlhabi's relationship with a notorious gangster as she was growing up, after the death of her father. Tlhabi claims that she changed the names of the characters, but the mother of a gangster of the same name claims that the names are accurate but is disputing some of the facts in the book.[4]


  • Endings & Beginnings: A Story of Healing. Jacana Media. 2013. ISBN 978-1-4314-0461-2.

° Khwezi - The Remarkable Story Of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo


Personal life[edit]

Tlhabi married Brian Tlhabi, a medical practitioner, in 2010.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Redi Tlhabi". Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  2. ^ Tlhabi 2013.
  3. ^ "Redi Tlhabi Wins the 2013 Alan Paton Award for Endings and Beginnings". Books Live. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Angry mother's reaction to Redi Tlhabi comments". The Citizen. Retrieved 6 September 2015.