Riaan Cruywagen back on SA TV screens

2013-02-01 10:40
Cape Town - Riaan Cruywagen will be heading back to television, months after he stepped down from his role as an Afrikaans news anchor on SABC2, reports Huisgenoot's website.

In an exclusive interview with Huisgenoot in their latest issue (7 February), Riaan revealed that he will be joining kykNET's breakfast show Dagbreek as a presenter as from Monday, 4 February.

What is described as a "highly confidential project", kykNET kept the news a closely guarded secret before it was revealed to members of the media recently.

It was also revealed on Dagbreek's Facebook page on Friday morning that Riaan will be joining the team of other presenters such as Dalen Lance, Elma Smit, Bettie Kemp and Harold Richter.

Dagbreek airs every Monday to Friday morning from 05:30 to 07:30 on kykNET (channel 144).

*What do you think of Riaan's return to television? Let us know what you think and you could be published.


  • damonsb - 2013-02-01 10:53

    Will wake up early to chatch that first Good morning

      SunblushStarfish - 2013-02-02 02:51

      Yay! I love Riaan so much - he is a legend and true icon. I wish I had his hair and his secret 'Oil of Delay' potion.

      wynand.calitz.7 - 2013-02-02 11:15

      Sal nogal nie good morning wees nie maar GOEIE MORE!

      debduplessis - 2013-02-02 23:10

      Welcome back Mr Riaan Cruywagen... once its in your blood its hard to keep a good man from doing what he does best!! ;) I am sure your wife & family understand xxx I dont even speak afrikaans and i missed you xxx

      beverly.young3 - 2013-02-03 08:20

      Lovely man, welcome back!!!

  • crystal.gillam - 2013-02-01 10:56

    Wonderful news to have him back. Man IS a real icon to many south africans.

      mbulelu.diba - 2013-02-01 19:36

      He is almost like our own David Attenborough... just for news!

  • kallie.joubert.7 - 2013-02-01 10:59

    Lekker die Riaan!!!

  • grant.logan.94 - 2013-02-01 10:59

    This was always going to happen wasn't it? As a Kyknet fan I'm not surprised.

  • piet.hannibol - 2013-02-01 11:06

    Yaaaay I just LOVE Riaan he has such good manners! Welcome back!

  • emmanuel.mohlaume - 2013-02-01 11:07

    U know what they say...''u can take a boy out of the farm but u cannot take the farm out of the boy''... Its good news. Heita!!!

  • baldersnatch - 2013-02-01 11:11

    He should be the bad guy in a horror film.

      mariana.barry - 2013-02-01 16:44

      HA HA HA - imagine....

  • cynthia.parkes.12 - 2013-02-01 11:17

    Welcome back to TV "oom Haas Das"

  • mista.brown1 - 2013-02-01 11:27

    I thought he had enough. I mean 30something years in front of cameras.

  • ConroyF - 2013-02-01 11:29

    Great News!

  • General.AlanMuller - 2013-02-01 11:30

    Go Riaan go

  • thasmeel.singh - 2013-02-01 11:42

    the legend is back.

  • ingo.irle - 2013-02-01 11:42

    Unfortunately not to be seen by all South Africans, as I don't have DSTV.

      bukudu - 2013-02-02 08:59

      dstv is crap but we all love Riaan

  • flippn.cool - 2013-02-01 11:44

    LOL! You can't kill a vampire! Great to hear you're back!

  • gavin.green.7798 - 2013-02-01 11:48

    He is like a wart, just cant get rid of him....... lol. Well done sir, ill be watching out for you. You are a legend.

  • gerda.vanrooyen.39 - 2013-02-01 11:49

    Great news. Welcome back RC!!

  • chris.booise - 2013-02-01 12:06

    I Like.

  • TheRealWitblitz - 2013-02-01 12:08

    The yanks have Chuck Norris, we've got Riaan Cruywagen!

  • ingrid.angel.92 - 2013-02-01 12:09

    This is wonderful news ....kudos to television for recalling this popular presenter. Retirement age should NOT be the criteria for losing quality staff. Retirees with many years of experience are lost to society...merely because a law dictates that they have to stop working.In certain areas around the world it has been shown that older people who continue to work offer their expertise and wisdom to society -the spin off -they remain respected members of society, retaining their self esteem and remaining financially stable. The benefits are innumerable!!!!Its high time this unhealthy situation be reversed. We must ALL think ahead before WE reach 'retirement age"

  • fredster.mania.5 - 2013-02-01 12:29

    If it is in your blood, then it's in your blood

      Brandon Cook - 2013-02-03 20:21

      you are a gentleman and a scholar, good luck riaan

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2013-02-01 12:31

    Dankie ou grotte hopelik kry ons nou ontbyt op tyd. Liefie Riaan is terug!!!!

  • lynn.daniels.5249 - 2013-02-01 12:41

    Absolutely fabulous news, I have recently started watching Dagbreek, with Rian now back on the box, I will definately be tuning in on a daily basis, can't wait to see what difference Rian will make. I also just completed reading his book "Whats News" so Kudos to Kyknet, what an asset !!!

  • frederick.carstens - 2013-02-01 12:45

    ...It also became apparent that Chuck Norris has a Riaan Cruywagen poster on his living room wall.

  • plural.southafrica - 2013-02-01 12:45

    I've seen this before. Someone resigns.Going to study or leaving to look after family somewhere far.Gets a heroe's send off. Meanwhile he keeps another job offer under wrap.If we only knew you were leaving for something else the present will be smaller and the party smaller. Or none at all.

  • jan.calitz1 - 2013-02-01 12:57

    We love the guy. One of a kind and very special!

  • jacques.laubscher.37 - 2013-02-01 13:00

    Here is the print ad that was made for the announcement. KONING VAN DIE KASSIE! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151368393429827&set=a.147789324826.110809.45543874826&type=1&theater

  • Chriskoi1 - 2013-02-01 15:15

    Nee kyk dit is die beste nuus in jare. Dit sal nou sowaar n' wonderwerk wees en kyk n' mens kry nie die goeie gehalte van sy status en netheid op hom self is nan die hoogste gehalte . Welkom terug op die kassie en jy moet dit geniet terwyl jy kan en die HERE SEEN JOU MET JOU TALENTE WAT HY VIR JOU SEEN MEE.En ek dink persoonlik dat Kyknet nou een van die beste toegeruste op die kassie sal wees Welgedaan Kyknet Welgedaan.

  • kristine.victor - 2013-02-01 15:15

    Good for him! a change is as good as a holiday :)

  • Veronica Snyman - 2013-02-01 15:46

    lankal gedink dis suiwer talent wat verlore gaan!! Imand wat werklik die woord Afrikaans eer aandoen, is Riaan... weet ek sou dieselfde besluit geneem het as hy... hy is n aanwins vir enige uitsaai kanaal!!

  • pvuuren - 2013-02-01 16:16

    Bettie Kemp Still alive?!

  • lucille.nefdtloubser - 2013-02-01 18:49

    That's wonderful news!!!

  • lucille.nefdtloubser - 2013-02-01 18:49

    That's wonderful news!!!

  • gavin.allchurch1 - 2013-02-02 09:32

    Excellent news!!... Riaan, you're a true South African Legend!! A role model for today's up and coming talent.... Welcome back old guy....

  • wynand.calitz.7 - 2013-02-02 11:12

    Goeie More, dis net na 7uur, en hier is die nuus gelees deur Riaan CrYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYwageeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeNNNNNNNN!

  • winstonenria.worthington - 2013-02-02 11:47

    Welkom terug, Riaan.

  • iceberg.standard - 2013-02-02 13:12

    Fortunately I don't have DSTV. Now can someone in the wardrobe department PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT TUPE/WIG HE IS WEARING! OMG!

  • freddy.vandermerwe.7 - 2013-02-02 13:34


  • piet.duplessis.31 - 2013-02-02 16:00

    Die Beste Nuus in Jare !!! Piet du Plessis - Kaapstad

  • hpodbielski - 2013-02-02 22:25

    The best and most fluent broadcaster ever to appear on television. So well spoken in both English and Afrikaans. Thoroughly enjoy listening to him, a real pleasure to hear clear diction and pronounciation of the spoken language. Welcome back Riaan.

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