Today South African audiences will welcome the new queen of talk to their TV screens. Radio presenter, business woman, mother and MC, Azania Mosaka will be stepping back in front of the camera to take on the role as the official host for Real Talk on SABC 3.

Having hosted Real Talk when Anele Mdoda took a break, Azania had the opportunity to rediscover her love for the medium of television and to make an impression on audiences, as ratings have indicated. When Anele decided to resign from the show, the Managing Directors at Cheeky Media, who produce Real Talk, saw it more than fitting to entrust the show to Azania. 

As a variety talk show, Real Talk will benefit from Azania’s decade of experience in broadcasting and talk radio. She has a natural curiosity which will stand her in good stead as she facilitates “constructive and meaningful conversations which are in service of the viewers and which honour the guests”. 

“It’s an absolute honour to have a seasoned broadcaster like Azania join this award winning Real Talk team. The Real Talk brand is built upon real conversations telling the stories of ordinary South Africans and the conduit to this is an impartial host that has empathy and understanding of our countries complexities.” says Janez Vermieren, Executive Producer at Cheeky Media.

She wants to highlight ordinary people with extraordinary stories as much as the high-profile guests that viewers can look forward to seeing on the show. Azania admits that she has “done things that make people think ‘are you out of your mind’, like daring to go from a graveyard slot to drive time. Programme managers have believed in me and I dared to do it” she says, and this challenge will be no different. By taking on this “unexpected opportunity”, Azania also aims to engage in conversations that encourage people to dream, motivating girls and young women, as well as reinvigorating the audience and reminding them of their hopes and aspirations. 

“Azania is joining an award winning team and we are very excited about what she will be bringing. Having worked with her briefly before, we know that her humility, passion, empathy and grace will be well received by our audience and we look forward to putting the “real” back into real talk. Azania was born to be in front of the camera.” Says Yusuf Stevens, Managing Director at Cheeky media. 

Audiences can look forward to an hour of engaging television and stimulating conversation on Real Talk with Azania Mosaka, weekdays between 18:00 and 19:00 on SABC 3.