Carol Manana

Carol Manana

Award Winning Television Presenter, MC, Radio Presenter, Scriptwriter and Voice Artist.

Carol currently hosts "SABC Sport on 1" from 14h00-18h00 every Saturday, featuring and covering as many different sporting codes as possible.

Carol began broadcasting in 2000 for the youth sports programme "Sportsbuzz". Within a year she was a field reporter for the soccer show "Soccer Special" and soon earned the prestigious accolade of being the first female sports anchor of major TV show, "Mabaleng", previously hosted by Robert Marawa and Martin Locke. She also hosted the 2005 "Miss South Africa and Miss South Africa teen" pageant.

She has been involved in such prestigious productions as The 2010 world cup preliminary draw (broadcast across the world) 46664 Nelson Mandela aids concert, All Africa Games, Blue I.Q, Comrades and City to City marathons, the Durban July Handicap and the world Karate cup and has covered 2 Olympics and Paralympic Games, the Commonwealth Games in Australia and the soccer world cup in Germany 2006 .

Beyond sport she is the presenter of "Yebo Millionaire" Vodacoms flagship gameshow aired Tuesdays on Sabc 1 at 18h30.

As a radio journalist, Carol moved from Kaya fm, where she compiled and presented daily sports bulletins for the breakfast show to Radio 2000 where she now anchors "Beyond the Game" daily from 15h00-18h00, the first dedicated drive time sports show in SA.

As an MC, she has hosted, amongst others, the following functions:

  • The Presidential sports awards
  • 2010 soccer world cup Preliminary draw
  • SABC 2 New years eve concert
  • Launch of the African cup of nations
  • 2010 Soccer bid book handover
  • The launch of SABC Sport
  • The launch of the ABSA cup
  • Miss SA pageant
  • United school sports association of South Africa Awards
  • Discovery Health sponsorship of Netball
  • Launch of new Bonitas image
  • Launch of new Nike headquarters
  • The ABSA Relay
  • Coca Cola cup semi final draw
  • Blue I.Q Nelson Mandela marathon
  • Metrorail Womens' development program awards.
  • Miss teen- Mafikeng
  • Supersport United/ Phumelela legends soccer tourney
  • The Kaizer Chiefs end of season awards

These include:

  • Best television newcomer- SAB Sports journalist of the year awards 2001
  • Best Sports personality- Selimathunzi, Duku Duku awards 2002
  • SABC Woman of the year nominee
  • Elle/ Sunday Times style awards finalist
  • Cosmopolitan most extraordinary women - finalist
  • Merit award - Best Television Presenter for the 2003/2004 PSL soccer season



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