Tim Modise

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Tim Modise interviewing Nelson Mandela for Ubuntu (view full video)

Timothy Molefe Modise (born 8 September 1961 in Pretoria) is a South African journalist, TV and radio presenter. He has also held a number of senior positions in governmental and non-governmental organisations, including chairing the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee and advising the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.[1]

Born on 8 September 1961 in Pretoria, he attended Moruleng Secondary School[1] before beginning his career in broadcasting.

His awards include SABC "Best Broadcaster in Radio" (1999), GQ Magazine's "Presenter Of The Year" (2001)[1] and the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation's "Reconcilliation Award" (2001).[2]

He is also featured interviewing Nelson Mandela in the video Experience Ubuntu, supplied with every desktop installation of Ubuntu Linux.

Tim Modise currently presents Power Breakfast on PowerFM.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Mr Timothy "Tim" MODISE". Who's Who South Africa. 24.com. April 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Tim Modise". Speakers of Note. Archived from the original on October 20, 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  3. ^ "Tim Modise returns to SABC". The Citizen, Johannesburg. 22 October 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2009.