Monday, September 21, 2015

One Day Leader back on SABC1 for a 4th season; after 3rd season's scandal contestants may no longer have family members working for the SABC.

One Day Leader will be back on SABC1 for a 4th season with people who can enter now for the youth leadership show run by the SABC Education division.

One Day Leader found its credibility dented and its reputation tarnished last year as viewers wondered exactly what kind of leaders the SABC's One Day Leader show is actually producing.

The third season of One Day Leader became embroiled in a scandal when dishonest contestant Jabulani Sibiya was dumped just before the finale over dishonesty and lying.

The brouhaha followed after the discovery that his sister actually worked for the SABC - as a brand manager for SABC2 - and allegations of possible favouritism.

Now SABC Education and SABC1 have announced that entries for the fourth season of One Day Leader are open.

People who want to enter the 4th season of One Day Leader must be between 18 and 25, be South African, already matriculated (meaning the SABC's own chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng would not be eligible), must be involved in a community project of some kind and have a portfolio of work to show.

Contestants must be able to communicate well in English (since studios debates are in English), must be willing to live in Johannesburg for a period of three months and - to avoid another scandal like the third season - not have any family members working for the SABC.

People can enter and find the entry form at or call 011 326 0276 and the colsing date is 1 November.