Robert Marawa Biography

Robert Marawa is a 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. He was born on 1st March 1973.

Education Background

Robert Marawa 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.


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.

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 Sports@6 with Robert Marawa on SABC Radio’s Metro FM.

Robert Marawa Age

He was born on 1st March 1973.

Robert Marawa Family

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 Parents

His parents are Phumlile and Frank Marawa.

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 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 as Awande Marawa.

The sports presenter confirmed that he and the actress have broken up. He and Thusi have been dating for a few years and got engaged. 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 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. If their love goes on increasing and become comfortable with each other’s company then within a less time, we will get to hear the news about Robert Marawa wife too.

Robert Marawa Nationality

He is a South African.

Robert Marawa Salary

He is said to earn R300,000 per month.

Health Issues

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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