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Name: Hlulani Phanuel Magayisa
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Born and brought up at Tiyani village, under Collins Chabane municipality, Hlulani Phanuel Magayisa is the first born in the family of 6 children. He was born on the 30th of December.

He attended his primary education at Kulani Primary School in 1981. In 1989 he started his secondary education and completed his Matric in 1994 at Akani High school at Tiyani village.

Upon completing his Matric, he then registered Media studies Degree in 1995 with the University of the North, today known as University of Limpopo. He completed his Degree in 1997. In 1998 he registered an honors degree in Media Studies with the same University and completed it the same year.


His Radio journey began the following year (1999) after he completed his honors degree. Becoming a Radio news Presenter was his childhood dream. He drew inspiration from many incredible great news readers at the then Radio Tsonga, the likes of Makhayingi Ernest Nkanyani, Salani Edward Khosa, Gezani Maluleke, Freddy Rikhotso, Stein Maswanganyi, Joas Mashimbye, Riot Xikovele Hlatswayo, Tsakani Shirley Valoyi, and many more. These legends were very brilliant and creative in their storytelling.

However his dream of becoming a news Presenter didn't shoot immediately when he joined the SABC in 1999, because now, a broad range of interests, started to emerge.

He began his journey at the national broadcaster in the News division as a Producer for Current Affairs show (Tiko-axi-etleli) in 1999.

He first joined Munghana Lonene fm station in 2000, where he was mostly doing graveyard shifts. His popularity began to rise after he was given a chance to present a show called Party-Time, during weekend slots. And that was between 2000 and 2002.

From 2003 - 2005, he presented the drive show in the afternoon between 15h00 and 18h00, during weekdays.

It was in 2005, when his childhood dream of becoming a news Reader, became a reality. He moved back to newsroom, where he became the news Presenter until to date.

In his style of presentation, he likes to paint a picture with words in the mind of a listener. He likes to inform an audience by presenting information in an accessible and attractive way.


He loves music, and sometimes plays Piano. He loves literature, especially poetry and nonfiction books.

Twitter : @MagHlulani
Facebook : Hlulani Magayisa
Email : magayisahp@sabc.co.za

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