Thina finally realises her dream of being heard on radio

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Thina Nemaranzhe has always dreamt of reading the news on the radio. The 35-year-old businesswoman from Duthuni, outside Thohoyandou, who is in the grave-restoration and tombstone business, grew up listening to the former popular Phalaphala FM news reader and Afropop musician Makhadzi Mpilo. She told herself that, one day, she too would be sitting behind a microphone, reading the news.

Over the years, her dream remained elusive, but Nemaranzhe kept on hoping that it would happen for her. An opportunity finally presented itself when the position of a news reader became vacant at Vuwani Community Radio in January this year. She immediately applied and went for an audition, and great was her excitement when she got the job as a news reader during the week.

Nemaranzhe is looking forward to a prosperous radio career. “This is a dream come true for me. It is a love that started when I was only six years old. I would listen to news presenter Makhadzi Mpilo and imitate her all the time. I never missed any of her bulletins. When I grew up, the desire also grew, but I was not lucky when I tried my luck at other local community radio stations.”

She said that knowing what went on in the news had always been her passion. “News is a part of my life. I am inquisitive and always want to know what is happening around me and the world as a whole. This I have done consistently over the years, and now, being a news reader with such a desire to know what is happening all over, this has become an added advantage for me. I enjoy my work so much, and the response I am getting from listeners is overwhelming and encouraging. I have big dreams and would like to work for the big SABC stations someday, but I realise that to achieve this, I will need special skills backed by a more advanced education. I will soon be enrolling for a degree in media studies at one of the universities,” she said.



Thina Nemaranzhe’s dream of working on radio has become a reality.


By: Elmon Tshikhudo

Elmon Tshikhudo started off as a photographer. He developed an interest in writing and started submitting articles to local as well as national publications. He became part of the Limpopo Mirror family in 2005 and was a permanent part of the news team until 2019.






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