Melinda Bam joins Pasella

2014-02-04 10:28
Cape Town – Melinda Bam is joining SABC2's weekly Afrikaans magazine show Pasella as a new presenter.

There's been no word to the press from either SABC2 nor the Tswelopele Productions produced local programme regarding the addition of Bam as the latest on-screen talent, but Bam is set to make her first Pasella on-screen appearance on 12 February when she interviews Ivan Botha and DonnaLee Roberts who appear in the Afrikaans film Pad na Jou Hart.

Bam was crowned Miss South Africa in 2011.

Pasella, like its sister programme Top Billing, has a soft spot for South African beauty queens as presenters; Pasella previously saw Cindy Nell and Jo-Ann Strauss utilised as presenters for the show.

Bam is no stranger to the show and has appeared on Pasella previously in a profile interview. The former Miss South Africa started working for Pasella two weeks ago, filming her first insert in middle January.

Bam joins the current Pasella crop of presenters Crystal Donna Roberts, Paul Rothman, Minki van der Westhuizen, Irshaad Ally, Dieter Voight, Charlene Lackay and Lynelle Kenned.

Other moves

In other local TV presenting news Ndoni Khayile is gone as the anchor of the weekly Tech Report consumer technology show on eNCA (DStv 403).

There’s been no word or announcement from eNCA or the Homebrew Films production that Khanyile is leaving, why, or who is replacing her. The sprightly Khanyile anchored the show for just over two years since the second season of the well-produced programme started in November 2011.

Meanwhile the rival South African 24-hour TV news channel ANN7 (DStv 405) has started its own new weekly political show, The Political Edge on Sundays at 20:00 in this election year.

ANN7 didn’t make any announcement about the show but it appears to be a rival for eNCA’s The Justice Factor show with Justice Malala. The ANN7 reporter Hajra Omarjee is The Political Edge’s anchor.

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