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Pravina Maharaj

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About Pravina: I’ve always dreamt of a career in broadcasting and working for Lotus FM seemed the natural choice for me as I grew up listening to the station.

Radio Experience & Progression: In 2003, I entered the Lotus FM/Daily News Jock Stars competition and was selected as one of the top ten finalists to undergo radio broadcast training. In December 2004, I joined Lotus FM as a presenter and producer.  I presented the early morning weekend show Sights & Sounds before transitioning into radio production full time. I’ve produced the afternoon drive shows, On The Road with Rakesh and The Desi Drive. I’ve also produced the lunch show, The Midday Spice. I currently produce The Afternoon Take Over, weekdays 3-6pm.

Qualifications: I hold a BA Communications Degree&English Honours Degree from UNISA


  • In 2017, received the Woman of Wonder Award
  • A graduate of SA Writers College
  • Have had numerous fiction short stories published in YOU magazine
  • In December 2017, I published my debut romance novel Angel of Ice

Hobbies/Interests: CreativeWriting, Reading, Holistic Health, Travel, Animal Welfare

Facts about Me

  • I was raised in Newcastle and visit my ‘hometown’ whenever possible
  • I’m vegetarian
  • I have two dogs Leo and Jasper and an African Grey parrot Sage
  • I love reading Tarot and Angel cards
  • My star sign is Leo






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