Redi Tlhabi is a reporter, producer, author, and previous radio host from South Africa. For nearly a decade, she hosted The Redi Tlhabi Show on Radio 702. Her journalism experience includes time at Kaya FM, as a SABC newscaster, and afterward at eMedia Holdings’ eNews Channel Africa, eNCA. Let’s explore the biography, age, net worth, career, etc., of Redi Tlhabi.
Redi Tlhabi is a South African TV and radio host, MC, novelist, and columnist born on May 5, 1978; she is a Brand Ambassador for Clarins, a French cosmetics firm. Redi earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg.
The University of Johannesburg awarded Redi an honors degree in Social Sciences and English Literature. In 2008, she earned a Master’s degree in African Literature. Redi is an associate of the Rand Athletics Club and has completed the Comrades Marathon three times.
Redi Tlhabi was born in Orlando East, Soweto, South Africa, on May 5, 1978; therefore, as of 2022, she will be 44 years old.
Redi and her husband, Dr. Brian Tlhabi, have two kids together. She also has two stepdaughters from Brian’s earlier marriage, Lesego Tlhabi, and Ofentse.
Redi Tlhabi career
The seemingly successful career began at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg, where she studied Communications and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She went on to study Social Sciences and English Literature later in life. Her master’s degree in African Literature was awarded to her in 2008.
These academic credentials are an excellent match for her current job titles. Her career started with Network Radio News, and she then moved to Kaya FM, a Gauteng-based radio station. She was the editor of the Kaya FM bulletin at the time. In the afternoons, she also hosted a drive show.
Redi worked for the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) as a television reporter. Later in her career, she worked as a current affairs anchor and producer. ‘Interface,’ ‘Today in Africa,’ and ‘News Hour’ were among the many programs she produced at SABC.
She earned the post of Eyewitness News journalist at Talk Radio 702 in 2005, which was a watershed moment in her career. Then she got an evening talk program named ‘Talk at 9’ later that year. She had the opportunity to work for SABC 3 as a presenter in 2006.
Initially, she used to host a talk show called Rights and Recourse, which discussed constitutional rights. Between 2006 and 2008, she presented this show. She got the incredible chance to cover the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, in 2007.
After that, she got a job with e.tv’s Primetime news bulletin in 2008 and collaborated with Jeremy Maggs as a co-anchor here. However, she left the position later that year, claiming she couldn’t handle the hectic pace.
She was the mastermind behind the acclaimed documentary about former South African President Thabo Mbeki. On weekdays, she hosts The Redi Direko Show on Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk.
Redi Tlhabi As A Columnist
She serves as a monthly columnist for Fairlady, a South African ladies’ magazine, in addition to her excellent career on the radio and television. She’s also written for a Sowetan newspaper as a columnist.
Redi Tlhabi As An Author
So far, she has published two books: ‘Endings and Beginnings (Jacana),’ which she published in 2012, and ‘Khwezi – The Remarkable Story Of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo,’ which she published in 2013. In 2013, her first novel earned her the prestigious Alan Paton Award. All these career successes had a significant impact on the net worth of Redi Tlhabi.
Redi Tlhabi Book
Redi published ‘Endings and Beginnings’ in 2012. (Jacana). The book was well-received by both readers and critics, and it won the Alan Paton Award in 2013.
● Redi was named one of the Young South Africans you should invite to lunch by the Mail and Guardian in 2008 and 2009. (in the media category).
● Vodacom Women in the Media’s ‘Rising Star Award’ was bestowed upon her in 2008.
● She got the ‘Tomorrow’s Leader Award’ in the MIW (Most Influential Women in Business and Government) awards in August 2009.
Redi Tlhabi is active on various social media platforms, and the following are her social media handles:
Twitter – @RediTlhabi
Redi Tlhabi Net Worth
Redi Tlhabi is a South African journalist, producer, author, and former radio presenter with an estimated net worth of $300,000, which she acquired as a TV and radio host.