Carol Tshabalala Biography, Age, Husband, Boyfriend, Award, Career & Twitter

Carol Tshabalala biography
Carol Tshabalala on Twitter: “Always shining / Image via Twitter

Carol Tshabalala Biography

Carol Tshabalala was born on the 11th of August, 1981 in Pimville, Soweto, South Africa. She is popularly known as the voice-over artist at SuperSport International.

She is also a sports broadcaster, freelance reporter, live studio anchor, and producer. Her place of birth is Soweto, South Africa.


NameCarol Tshabalala
Age38 years old
Place of BirthPimeville, Soweto
CountrySouth Africa
OccupationSports broadcaster
Freelance reporter
Live studio anchor
HusbandSolomon Manana (div.)
BoyfriendSbu Motoloung


Carol was born on August 11, 1981, in Pimville, Soweto, South Africa. As of the time, this memoir was written, she is 38 years old (2019).


She became a wife at a young age after getting married to Solomon Manana at the age of 19. In 2002 she conceived of a male child named Joel and later in 2007 the couple had another son, Solomon.

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Her nephew Mpho is also under her care after the death of his mother, who was her sister.


She and her husband, Solomon, had their divorce in December 2006. According to her, “she felt trapped in her marriage for the longest time since she was emotionally and physically abused”.


She is happy with her newfound love, Sbu Motoloung , who is four years younger than she is. During an interview section with Bona Magazine, Carol said, “Sbu’s so mature, he understands my world and isn’t intimidated or threatened that I’m in sports and my colleagues are men.

I was worried at first about the age gap between us and also because I entered the relationship with three kids. I didn’t know how he’d handle that. But I’m also so young at heart and he gets along with my children so well.”

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Following her graduation from Krugersdorp High School in 2000, she got the job as a sportscaster for SABC. She worked there as a voice-over artist, TV anchor, and program director for eleven years, till 2011.

She joined Kaya FM 95.9 in 2005 and worked with them for about two years as a sports reporter. She compiled and reported news on the breakfast show.

Later in 2008, she joined Radio 2000 and worked as a drive time sports show host, she also was working as a sportscaster for SABC at this time.

After leaving SABC in 2011, she joined SuperSport. She revealed in an interview with Bona Magazine that one reason why she left was that she felt as if she was not used to her full potential at SABC.

The minor role she played during the 2010 FIFA World Cup coverage bothered her. It showed that the channel didn’t have enough confidence in her to consider her for such a grand event.

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She later joined Barclays Premier League Productions (IMG productions) and worked as a live studio anchor in 2016. In 2017, she co-hosted SuperSport’s 10-year celebration.


  • First female sports anchor of a major TV sports show (2002).
  • First and currently the only African to host the FIFA Ballon d’Or.
  • The only African based presenter at English Premier League sportscaster (2016).



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Notable Facts about Carol Tshabalala

  • She was born in Pimville, Soweto.
  • Her job was a voice-over artist
  • Her favorite sports include toss-up between football, boxing, and basketball.
  • She enjoys reading, traveling, watching movies and fine dining
  • When she is set for holiday travel, here are her favorite destinations Greece, New York, and France.
  • She enjoys eating oxtail, baked cheesecake with vanilla ice cream, fresh scones with strawberry jam and cream.


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  1. Im proud of sis Carol to be in this sports field as a woman she occupied the space I wish to see her be a technical director in big clubs eg chiefs bucs etc

  2. She’s such a beautiful woman and her presence in sports is vivid and vital.
    Keep shining Carol

  3. Carol has shown so much confidence and lots of energy in whatever she does.
    Some current celebrities have adopted her style of speaking (with clarity and full confidence).
    Her personality is pleasant.

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