REDI DIREKO

Redi Direko is the presenter of The Redi Direko Show, broadcast on Talk Radio 702 in Johannesburg and 567 Cape Talk in Cape Town. She conducts in-depth interviews with newsmakers and provides live analysis and discussion on a range of socio-economic issues that are making news. She promotes and stimulates public debate, engages listeners and interviewees and guides the tone and content of the show. Direko is passionate about the evolution of South African society and relishes any opportunity to interact with South Africans from all walks of life. Born in 1978 in Orlando East, Soweto, Direko started out at Network Radio News in 1997 before moving to Kaya FM in 1998 as a news anchor. She joined the SABC in 2000, where she worked for four years on programmes such as Interface. In 2004, Direko tried her hand at government communication for a year before returning to the private sector. Last year, she was the presenter and producer of the show, Rights and Recourse, and currently she pens a regular column for City Press.

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