SABC: 2017 BUT WE'RE USING TAPES LIKE IT'S 1980

Monday, September 7, 2015

Top Billing on SABC3 suddenly adds Presenter Search on 3 contestant Christopher Jaftha as a new male presenter to the magazine show.


Glamour entertainment magazine show Top Billing is adding Christopher Jaftha, known as just Chris to its roster of presenters.

Chris Jaftha, who had won several best looking man awards, has been added to possibly follow in the testosterone filled footsteps of former longtime presenters Michael Mol and Janez Vermeiren.

Chris Jaftha landed a spot in the Top 11 during the reality show Presenter Search on 3 earlier this year on SABC3.

He made it to a place as one of the Top 5 in the competition which saw Jade Hubner win the prize to become the latest Top Billing presenter, with Danilo Acquisto who joined the SABC3 afternoon variety and talk show programme, Afternoon Express.


SABC3 and production company Tswelopele Productions gave no reason as to why Chris Jaftha has suddenly also been added.

The second season of Win a Home on SABC3 which just started on Friday evenings also added two Presenter Search on 3 contestants - Khanya Siyengo and Mishka Patel - although Mishka Patel was unexplicably dumped and removed from all marketing material just before the first episode was broadcast last month.

Chris Jaftha's first insert for Top Billing will be to cover the Durban Fashion Fair this week in the episode of 10 September.

Chris Jaftha lives in Johannesburg and has studied Fine Art at the National School of Arts. He's appeared in several pantomimes and musicals and can currently also be seen in SABC3's musical drama Roer Jou Voete.

Chris Jaftha appeared on Afternoon Express, produced by Cardova, on SABC3 on Monday afternoon so that Bonang Matheba could interview him in a cross-promotion, and asked him what people can expect and how it was filming his first insert.

"It's never as easy as it looks but I've been in the industry a long time now, and I know you need to work hard. With Top Billing and my first insert at the Durban Fashion Fair it was really cool. I worked with a really lovely team. It was so much fun," said Chris Jaftha.