Redi Tlhabi joins BBC Newsday

Veteran South African journalist and talk-radio host Redi Tlhabi has relocated to the United Kingdown where she will join BBC Newsday.

The award-winning news and current affairs talk host made the move after years of planning. In a radio interview, Tlhabi said that making the transition a smooth one for her children was important.

“I had to move them from the life they know in Johannesburg, Hyde Park to a strange new country and city. We’re in Kensington and I moved here because I have friends in the area, there are beautiful parks for the kids. Life is so different here but I know we’re going to make this home,” she said.

Tlhabi spent her early days in radio as a News Editor at Kaya 959 before moving to Talk Radio 702 in 2005.

She has experience as a radio and TV broadcaster having worked on shows for Al Jazeera, eNCA and the SABC.

BBC Newsday caters to a global audience across the UK, Europe and Africa as well as America and Asia. Tlhabi will be the anchor of the Newsday show which is a compelling global news and current affairs show.

Tlhabi will be back in South Africa for the Easter break.

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