Carol Tshabalala: Age, Education, Children, Husband & Career

Caro Tshabalala(born 11 August 1981) is a South African sports broadcaster, and producer.
She also does freelance reporting and is also a live studio anchor at the Barclays Premier League Football Today Live Shows. She is a voice-over artist at SuperSport.

Hate or like her, there are many things that you cannot ignore about Carol Tshabalala. She is beautiful and quite talented.

Her journey to the top also speaks about a determined and resilient woman who cannot stop at anything when focused on her goals.

Carol is a charismatic sports commentator whose resilience in her battle with challenges might have a lasting impression on your ambition for greatness.

Here’s everything you need to know about the talented sport journalist.


Her date of birth is on the 11th of August 1981 and the place of birth is in Pimville, Soweto, South Africa. Carol Tshabalala is 39 years old. Her birthday celebration comes up annually on August 11th.


She attended Krugersdorp High School and had her graduation in 2000. Carol Tshabalala became a sportscaster for SABC.


Carol got married to Solomon Manana at 19, the couple lived as husband and wife for six (6) years. In 2000, they called their marriage a quit, at the time she was expectant of her second son, Solomon.

According to her, she had been in a marriage that felt more like a prison than a union. Besides being physically abused, she was mentally tortured throughout her entire married life. She acknowledged been trapped in the marital relationship for the longest time and had to find a way out.


She is a proud mother of three (3) sons including Joel and Solomon. Carol had Joel in 2002 with her ex-husband and after five (5) years, she had Solomon in 2007. She is also responsible for Mpho, her sister’s son. Mpho joined her family after the demise of his mother.


Carol boasts as the first female sports anchor of a major television sports show (2002). At the moment, she is the first African to host the FIFA Ballon d’Or.

How she survives being a woman in a man’s game

For years, Carol had been the female face of SABC Sport, but says it was difficult at first, trying to get respect from fans as a young black woman presenting sports. She had to work twice as hard as her male colleagues, but the fans and some of her colleagues were ruthless and doubted her knowledge of the game. Coaches and the athletes weren’t used to her and doing interviews in the dressing rooms was awkward.

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