Devi Sankaree Govender (born in Umzinto on the South Coast of KZN) is a South African Journalist, MC and, guest speaker. Her daily radio chat show ran for seven (7) years.
The show gained a reputation for its straightforward approach to tackling sensitive and controversial issues. She started her career in journalism at the age of 21.
Devi is married to Perumal Moodley, and the couple has two (2) teenage kids – Sayuran and Kaiyuree
She was a presenter at music shows, read the news, and also talk show host for the national public broadcaster, Lotus FM.
She holds an Honours degree in Drama and Performance Studies and a Higher Diploma in Education. She joined the education fraternity during her freelancing on the radio.
Devi completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and an MBA from the University of Natal,
She resigned after a year as a high school educator from the Department of Education following a permanent position as a talk show host and current affairs anchor.
In 1998, she interviewed former President, Nelson Mandela.
In 1996, She walked into the spotlight as a freelance continuity presenter for Eastern Mosaic.
After two (2) years, in 1998, she joined the Sunday Times as a weekly columnist.
The next year, Devi became their Features Editor in Durban. In 2004, she won the prestigious British Council scholarship for creative writing.
She joined the Carte Blanche team in 2002. Devi is also a popular MC and guest speaker.
But, besides her achievements, Devi is inherently still a wife and mum to two teenagers.