Manana was barely out of high school when she got her first break in sports broadcasting. A few years down the line, she has built a solid reputation as a top sports broadcaster in South Africa, and is admired by hordes of young girls, who aspire to be just like her.
Carol started off as a scriptwriter, voice-over artist and presenter for the youth sports program Sportsbuzz in 2001.
Within a year she was a field reporter for the soccer show- Soccer Special and soon earned the opportunity to be the first female sports anchor of the popular Mabaleng previously hosted by Robert Marawa and Martin Locke.
With her gorgeous smile, fabulous sense of humour and overwhelming passion for sport, this award-winning presenter, has thoroughly enjoyed bringing us top international sports events from around the world, like the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Athens and the FIFA World Cup in Germany.
Carol's passion for sport has shone through her work and over the years, she has won many awards.
In 2001, she was named Best Television Newcomer at the SAB Sports Journalist of the Year Awards. A year later, she won Best Television Sports Personality at the Duku Duku Awards. She has also been nominated for Elle/Sunday Times Style Award and Cosmopolitan Most Extraordinary Woman.
Aside from her TV commitments, Carol also hosts Beyond the Game, Radio 2000's week daily drive time sports show, between 3pm-6pm, and is a script writer, MC, and voice over artist.
Carol is also a happy mother of two, and owns a media management company called Finesse Bookings.
Carol can speak on event specific topics, in the past she has spoken on
- Making it in a Male Dominated Field
- Stand Out and dont be Afraid to go Against the Grain
- Sport used as a Tool to Unify
- Sport, the Universal Language