Tim Modise will return to SABC News to present SAfm's flagship morning show, AM Live as from the beginning of next month, according to an SABC media release.


Modise will present AM Live – which broadcasts from 6am weekday mornings – as from November 1, together with Tsepiso Makwetla. He will also take the reigns of the After Eight Debate, which flights between 8 and 9am, weekdays. Xolani Gwala – another recent returnee – will move to PM Live.

Modise, who began his broadcasting career at the then-Channel 702 in 1980, has worked in a wide range of media including Radio Bop, Metro FM, Carte Blanche and SABC 2. Earlier in the decade, he played a key role in establishing SAfm as one of the primary news and information sources for South Africans.

He left the SABC in 2002 to pursue other broadcasting interests, eventually joining the 2010 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee.

"Internationally and domestically there are massive changes underway, the global financial market meltdown, the changing international political landscape and recent developments in South African politics, these are some of the reasons for my return to journalism" Modise said.

"I chose to return to the SABC, because it is ideally placed to provide the full story of these developments, and I share the corporation's commitment to providing balanced, contextualised, critical and in-depth coverage," Modise added.

Media Release by: SABC Group Communications. Media Enquiries: Kaizer Kganyago (SABC Spokesperson). Cell: 082 306 8888.