Katlego Maboe Biography

Katlego Moswane Maboe is a well-known South African TV presenter, singer-songwriter, and accountant. He was born on October 29, 1986, and has achieved great success in his career. He has won the Best TV Presenter award at the South African Film and Television Awards in both 2015 and 2016. He is also known for hosting the morning talk show Expresso on SABC 3 since its inception in 2010.

Early Life

Maboe was born in Itsoseng, a township near Lichtenburg, and raised in the township of Ikageng, near Potchefstroom. In 1998, he became a member of the North West Children’s Choir while attending Potchefstroom Central School. Maboe matriculated from Potchefstroom High School for Boys in 2004 and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Chartered Accounting at North-West University in 2017.


While studying at North-West University, Maboe was asked to join an a cappella group known as Flip a Coin after they were brought to the attention of his singing voice. Together, they managed to release three albums, with Maboe on beatboxing and vocals. He made his television debut in 2009 on the Afrikaans lifestyle magazine series DEKAT. He then began co-hosting the magazine series 50/50 on SABC 2 before hosting Expresso on SABC 3 when the show launched in October 2010. Maboe has also hosted the second season of Strictly Come Dancing South Africa, as well as the South African Film and Television Awards in 2016 with Minnie Dlamini and in 2017 with Thando Thabethe. He also hosted the eighth and ninth season of the reality television series Tropika Island of Treasure, for which he wrote and performed the theme song.


In 2014, Maboe was appointed as a HOPE Cape Town Goodwill Ambassador. His philanthropic work involves projects that focus on providing health and education in Cape Town. In 2011 and 2013, he rode the Cape Town Cycle Tour with doctor Michael Mol to raise funds for charity.

Personal Life

Maboe is trilingual and speaks fluent Afrikaans, English, and Setswana. From 2018 until 2020, he lived in Johannesburg with his girlfriend Monique Muller and son Phoenix Katlego Maboe. In October 2020, it was revealed that Maboe had cheated on Muller and infected her with an STD that created issues with her fertility. As a result of this scandal, he was pulled from most of his television jobs. In September 2021, Katlego sued his estranged girlfriend alongside SAFTAs for defamation of character and ruining his career. He was re-instated as presenter on Espresso following a public outcry on social media.

Awards and Nominations

Maboe has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. In 2021, he was nominated for Best Television Presenter at the SAFTA awards but unfortunately did not win.

By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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