Zanele Potelwa is one of the youngest minds in the commercial radio and TV space – 5FM Monday – Friday Lunch 12pm to 3pm & TV Presenter on SABC 1: Selimathunzi. Zanele is full of life, inspired and a multi-faceted young woman from the Eastern Cape and there is nothing she loves more than people. Her passion and absolute respect for the art of speaking – in every shape and form – stems from the love that she has for communicating with, being with, and wanting to know more about people from all different walks of life. From radio to television presenting, to being an MC (for corporate events and musical festivals), and even acting.
After having worked as The Drive Time show host at TuksFM in 2018, Zanele joined 947 as part of the 947 Crew and as an on-air presenter on their overnight show on weekends. During the week, Zanele and her fellow crew members were correspondents and the ‘on the ground’ crew for 947 for all the cool things happening in and around Joburg with teams like ‘Anele and The Club’.
Zanele then joined the national radio station 5FM – 1 – 4AM Monday-Friday. She then moved to join the Roger Goode Show as traffic presenter and after just one year, was given her very own weekday lunch time show. Zanele quickly won the “Bright Stars Award” at the Liberty Radio Awards 2019.
In 2017, Zanele entered the “Mzansi Insider TV Presenter Search’ where she was awarded Runner-Up. Soon after, she became a guest presenter on Selimathunzi, the celebrity entertainment show on SABC 1 & the longest running magazine show in SA & as of early 2020, Zanele became the main TV Presenter for the show.
Zanele has also worked at the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 Event that took place at FNB Stadium in 2018, where she interviewed local and international trailblazers such Denai Gurira, D’banj, Bonang Matheba and the deputy Prime Minister of Belgium: Alexander Croo.
Other MC career highlights:
- Red Carpet Host for South African Music Awards 2019
- Host for Gen Next Awards 2021 & 2022
- Red Carpet Host for SA Amapiano Awards 2021
- Pink Carpet Host for Feather Awards 2021
- Host for Homecoming 2021
- Host for Big Brother eviction parties.
Zanele is also a DJ, Content Creator, Actress and Voice Over Artist and a true lover of the beautiful entertainment industry that she finds herself so blessed to be part of.
For bookings or more information on Zanele, please get in contact with an agent at OSM Talent.