Robert Marawa Biography
Robert Marawa is a South African television and radio personality. He is a sports journalist who is a presenter for Super Sport and is the host of 083 Sports on Metro FM.
Robert Marawa Age
He was born on 1st March 1973 in Vryheid, South Africa. He is 45 years old as of 2018.
Robert Marawa Family – Robert Marawa Parents
He is the son of Phumlile Marawa (Mother) and Frank Marawa (father). It is unclear if Robert Marawa has other siblings other than his two famous sisters; Gugu Marawa who was deputy manager of the South African Senior Men’s National Football Team (Bafana Bafana) and general manager of Lamontville Golden Arrows for a brief period. His other sibling is Vanessa Marawa who achieved fame after participating and eventually winning Survivor South Africa: Panama.
Robert Marawa Wife – Robert Marawa Wedding
Robert Marawa was romantically linked with Zoe Mthiyane. It is not clear whether they got married or not. She gave birth to their son on 18th July 2011 at Netcare, The Bay Hospital in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal. Robert Marawa baby was named Awande Marawa.
Robert Marawa and Pearl Thusi
Later, he started an affair with Pearl Thusi who is a South African actress, RJ, model and a business woman. The lovebirds met at a Polo event. At the beginning, both of them denied the fact and proved as a rumor but their lie was caught by the media after she was seen with an engagement ring.
Despite their engagement being plagued by rumours of a split and their families apparently not seeing eye to eye on lobola negotiations, they managed to keep up a united front. However, on 6 Aug 2017, Robert Marawa confirmed the rumors in a tweet, ” I confirm the rumour & speculation that our relationship with Miss Pearl Thusi ended a few months ago.We continue 2 be good friends though.”
Robert Marawa Baby
Robert Marawa’s son Awande Marawa was born on July 18, 2011 at 22:35 at Netcare The Bay Hospital in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal to South African performer Zoe Mthiyane.
Robert Marawa Education Background
He attended Hilton College in Hilton outside Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal. Later, he joined the University of the Witwatersrand in 1992 where he studied a Law Degree.
Robert Marawa Career
He began his career as a continuity presenter before MOVING into sports broadcasting, anchoring shows like TopSport and Laduma
In 1996 he joined SABC1, when the channels were relaunched in their present format of SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3, as a Zulu and English continuity presenter.
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After two years at SABC1 he started at the then Topsport as an anchor of the popular live soccer show Laduma in late 1997.
Over the next years Robert Marawa would host host Soccerzone, a football highlights show which continues to air on SABC 1 on Mondays; Discovery Sports Centre which aired from 18:00 to 19:00 weekdays on SABC Radio’s Metro FM; hosted SABC 2’s boxing show Blow by Blow; traveled to Germany for the 2006 Fifa World Cup; hosted various other sports for the SABC and later Supersport.
He has also; presented The Peoples Celebration Concert – a 2006 Premier Foods concert, judged on 2012 Miss South Africa and co-hosted the 12th Annual Metro FM awards with Azania Mosaka in 2013.
In 2006 Robert Marawa left SABC TV for Supersport, SABC’s rival, but remained on SABC Radio’s Metro FM.
He currently hosts Thursday Night Live with Robert Marawa on Supersport 4 (SS4) and 083 [email protected] with Robert Marawa on SABC Radio’s Metro FM.
Robert Marawa Salary
According to the contract of employment signed by Marawa and the SABC, Marawa will be earning a monthly salary of R154 000. The contract also indicates that he will be paid an annual salary of R1.8 million and, by the end of his contract, he would have earned at least R5.5 million.
In 2008 he suffered a heart attack on his way home from the gym. He was able to call the ambulance and was rushed to Sunninghill Hospital where the doctors operated on him to unblock an artery.
Robert Marawa’s continued working relationship with SABC Radio and Supersport television channel has long been a subject of scrutiny and sometimes criticism.
Robert Marawa started his television career at SABC 1 as a continuity presenter (general presenter; no specific subject), one of three SABC television channels, and later switched to sports which presumably led to his post at Metro FM.
In 2006 he reportedly accepted a post and signed with Supersport ahead of the 2006 Fifa World Cup, traveled to Germany for the SABC to cover the tournament for the SABC and resigned after.
When Robert Marawa accepted a post at Supersport, he left his post at SABC television where he headed Laduma and Soccerzone but kept his post at Metro FM despite Supersport and SABC being rivals.
In February 2014 then SABC acting chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng announced a new policy that will prohibit presenters and news readers from having jobs elsewhere, some viewed this as targeted at Robert Marawa.
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Robert Marawa Interview
The Big Interview Part 1: The two young men who imitate Robert Marawa and Steve Komphela on social media
Two young men from the University of Johannesburg have taken Twitter by storm with their hilarious but on point videos on Steve Komphela’s pre-match and-post-match interviews.
Goal took time to interview Simangaliso Mdluli, who’s no doubt a carbon copy of Komphela as well as his friend, Nyameko Radebe to get to know them better and understand the reasoning behind their prominent videos.
Mdluli, who is doing his second year in Bachelor of Education, was born and bred in Vryheid, northern KwaZulu Natal, while Radebe is also second year BCom Accounting student from KwaMastela, Umzimkhulu.
The young ‘Komphela’ spoke fondly of the Kaizer Chiefs mentor and his famous quotes, and confessed that he started following his interviews towards the end of 2017.
— Smangaliso Mdluli (@SimangalisoMdl2) March 10, 2018
“To be honest, I only began noticing Komphela’s quotes towards the end of last year. The interview that really drew my attention was the one he did with [Robert] Marawa where he was talking about Jesus (pre-match interview against Sundowns), and when I listened to him, I really became interested in listening to him,” Mdluli told Goal.
Ironically, Komphela is a teacher by profession and Mdluli is studying towards becoming a school teacher, but does the Vryheid-born man see himself on the football pitch just like his role model?
“If it happens then I’d love it, but then again I won’t say becoming a coach is my goal,” said Mdluli.
Meanwhile, Radebe spoke of his desire to one day get into the Television industry and follow in the footsteps of legendary TV presenter Robert Marawa.
“I can say that presenting has always been my thing, because even at school [DRC Senior Secondary School], I was part of the debating team and got accolades for it. So, it’s a wish for me to one day do what Marawa is doing, but I still don’t know how to get into the industry,” said Radebe.
— FARPost (@FarPostSA) March 8, 2018
While Mdluli and Radebe have shown so much commitment in keeping their followers entertained on social media, they insist that this was never planned.
The duo said they one day decided to take part in the #SteveKomphelaChallenge; a hashtag which saw many football fans try to imitate the Amakhosi coach on Twitter.
Much to their surprise, their videos drew a lot of attention and people fell in love with them.
Mdluli and Radebe usually record these videos in their spare time when they’re both bored in their little room at the University of Johannesburg, APK Campus, and share them with their followers on Twitter.
Their recent video has close to 100 000 views, and there’s no doubt that they’re slowly becoming a force to be reckoned with on social media.
Given how popular their videos are on Twitter, expect to see both Mdluli and Radebe on your TV screens in the near future.
— Smangaliso Mdluli (@SimangalisoMdl2) March 7, 2018
Robert Marawa News
Robert Marawa hospitalised after new health scare
Updated: 15 July 2018
TV and radio sports presenter Robert Marawa was allegedly admitted to hospital, again.
This time, the broadcaster, who recently rejoined the SABC in a historic move that will see his popular sports show aired on Metro FM and Radio 2000, was allegedly set to have spent almost two weeks at an undisclosed private hospital in Joburg.
Sunday World learnt of Marawa’s health scare after his fans started asking about his whereabouts since he was last seen on TV during the first round matches of the Fifa World Cup.
As a result of Marawa’s health issues, SuperSport had no choice but to schedule only Carol Tshabalala and Neil Andrews to host shows during the rest of the tournament, held in Russia.
Marawa also failed to MC the launch of former Bafana Bafana coach Clive Barker’s book at Exclusive Books in Rosebank, Joburg on Thursday night. Organisers then opted for Bafana Bafana legend Shaun Bartlett. “We were shocked to find out only at the event that Marawa was not coming,” said Barker’s son Garvin.
Speaking to Sunday World about his hospital visit, Marawa played down the situation and said his ailment was not an important issue that can be made news.
“There are many things that can be written about, and besides, I never said I was not well,” said Marawa.
He said he was not supposed to be at Barker’s book launch, despite advertisements to the contrary.
This was not the first time that Marawa has had a health scare. In 2008, he had a heart attack after a session at the gym. This, he said at the time, was because he had not been exercising for a while. He attributed the heart attack to his rushed and unhealthy lifestyle, stating that he had no history of heart attacks in his family.
Five years later, Marawa collapsed at an event where he was to be MC. It was feared that he was having a relapse of his heart attack but he put it down to possible food poisoning.
Marawa was admitted to medical facilities in November last year after his lengthy battle with the SABC that saw him leaving the public broadcaster.
Among other issues at the time was the suspension of his long-time producer Beverly Maphangwa that saw him going missing for two weeks in protest against her suspension.