Tumelo Mothotoane is a South Africa born, international TV/Radio professional and media entrepreneur. She is currently the senior Talk-show host of a daytime talk programme called ‘Daily Thetha’ on SABC 1. She previously occupied the position of news anchor and correspondent for both Russia Today International News and SABC International News.

Tumelo Mothotoane has extensive local and international broadcasting experience in both news, current affairs and talk-show programming, which include:

  • Russia Today International News
  • SABC News (Prime-Time)
  • Sunday Live
  • Morning Live
  • Newsroom
  • AM News
  • PM News
  • PM Sports News
  • News Today
  • The Chatroom
  • One Day Leader
  • Future Leaders
  • Channel Africa
  • Trans Africa Radio
  • SISTAS on Soweto TV



She is the Founder of a media company called Afri Channel Network (ACN). She is also the Managing Director of EST Investment Group with key interest in Property Investment, Communications Solutions and Events Management.


Tumelo Mothotoane holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Media Studies and Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. She matriculated in 2008 from Midrand High School with Distinctions in Mathematical Literacy and English.



She has received numerous media awards and recognition for her work within the local and international media industry. Such accolades include:
• Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans for 2014
• Featured in Forbes Africa and Forbes Woman in the year 2016.
• Fabulous Girl of the Year 2016
• Best TV Presenter 2010 (Soweto TV Awards)
• Best New Presenter 2010 (Soweto TV Awards)
• Best individual Speaker 2008 (Represented Midrand High School)
• Former FabGalz Ambassador
• Former ‘YFE’ Ambassador
• Former Executive Trustee – Skew Circle Education Trust
• Former Executive Board Member – Young Women in Business Forum