Robert Marawa a South African sports journalist, television and radio personality who rose to fame as a ‘Zulu and English’ continuity presenter on SABC 1. He solidified his place and career in the entertainment industry when he moved to sport broadcasting; he previously fronted Topsport’s Laduma and 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 was born in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal province of the Republic of South Africa.He has two sisters; Vanessa Marawa who achieved fame after participating and eventually winning Survivor South Africa: Panama and Gugu Marawa who was the deputy manager of the South African Senior Men’s National Team (Bafana Bafana) and later general manager of the Durban based Lamontville Golden Arrows football club.

Robert Marawa went to Hilton College in Hilton outside Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal.He later attended the University of the Witwatersrand in 1992 where he studied a Law Degree.

In 1996 when the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) overhauled and relaunched it’s three channels (SABC 1, 2 and 3), Robert Marawa auditioned and was hired as a continuity presenter for SABC 1.

In late 1997 he switched from continuity presenting to sports broadcasting, Robert Marawa joined Topsport ahead of the 1998 Fifa World Cup in France which would be the first for Bafana Bafana.

On Topsport Robert Marawa presented Laduma, a football show that continues to endure post Marawa era.

In his early days he saw through the 1998 Fifa World Cup, sharing the entire tournament with one other sports anchor.

Over the next years Robert Marawa would 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.

In 2013 he was the subject of an episode of SABC 1’s Pearl Modiadie hosted Zaziwa.

Robert Marawa 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.

Personal Life

Robert Marawa was born in Vryheid in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa to Phumlile and Frank Marawa.

It is unclear if Robert Marawa has other siblings either 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.

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.