Xolani Gwala


Just listening to Xolani Gwala makes smart girls swoon. The former supermarket shelf packer has been talking up everything from politics to education, sports and the arts since he started his career as a newsreader on Ukhozi FM � the biggest radio station in the country, based in Durban. Since then he's worked at every broadcast outlet from Talk Radio 702 to SABC3, where he hosted the flagship English current affairs programme, News Hour. Gwala recently returned from the Middle East where he was a news anchor for Ramfm � Primedia founder Issy Kirsch's brainchild � until it shut down last year. Gwala co-hosts Safm's PM Live and presents and produces SABC1's evening discussion programme Asikhulume/Let's Talk. � Tanya Pampalone

Lunch spot: Sakhumzi's, Soweto, Johannesburg