Robert Marawa is a South African veteran broadcaster known for his expertise in sports. He’s covered multiple high-profile events in his illustrious career, including the FIFA World Cup. That said, he’s worked for multiple broadcasters in South Africa, so where is he now?
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Robert Marawa’s Career Trajectory
In 1996 he got an audition opportunity at South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) where he began his career.
He was a continuity presenter, but after a year, he moved to the sports department, and Marawa worked his way to become one of the biggest sports presenters in South Africa.
In 1997, Marawa hosted the Soccer Laduma show and presented football SoccerZone, football highlights show on SABC1 Mondays.
With so much success in his television career, Marawa became a powerhouse in sports journalism. Radio stations scouted him and Metro FM was the first to hand him a radio show, Discovery Sports Centre, which aired for 30 minutes from Monday to Friday.
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Robert Marawa Joins SuperSport
Marawa was the lead presenter in most high-profile shows on the station, like Extra Time with Robert Marawa and Thursday Night Live with Robert Marawa.
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Robert Marawa Unceremonious Exit From SuperSport
After 13 years at SuperSport, Robert Marawa was fired from his job. According to him, he received a text message just as he was preparing to go for his show. At the time, he said that other factors occasioned his dismissal and weren’t work-related. This has been a theme in his career. At SABC, he was fired, and he also said that it was political.
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Robert Marawa’s Career After SuperSport
After his exit from the pan-African broadcaster, Marawa set up his own show on YouTube, Marawa TV. In this show, he interviewed some of the biggest names in the sports industry.
Robert Marawa’s Return to Broadcasting
Marawa Returns to Radio
In January, the veteran broadcaster announced his return to commercial radio. His show Marawa Sports World Wide airs on 947. He said:
“It’s both historic and exciting in creating a wider reach for all Marawa Sports Worldwide fans, especially for Gauteng residents who have been complaining about being left out,” he said.
“With this move, we are raising the game for sports enthusiasts in South Africa and beyond.”
Robert Marawa’s talent and dedication show that opportunities will always be there for those who never stop creating.
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