Sinazo Yolwa

Sinazo Yolwa is a South African television personality and actress. She first came to public attention through a Carol Bouwer produced entertainment variety show, The A List. Sinazo Yolwa has since emerged as a prominent South African celebrity having had a brief stint with Top Billing and went on to feature Lerato Kganyago hosted The Link as well as replacing Pearl Thusi on The Real Goboza alongside Phat Joe and Amanda du-Pont.

Born Sinazo Pelisa Yolwa
June 26, 1988
Eastern Cape
South Africa
Education Sea Point High
Occupation TV Personality
Since 2010 – to date
Agent unknown
Website unknown

Sinazo Yolwa was born in Umthatha, in the Eastern Cape province of  South Africa.

She was raised by a single mother and she is the only child.

She began her primary school education in the Eastern Cape and later went to high school in that province.

In 2004 Sinazo Yolwa relocated to Khayelitsha, a city of Cape Town township in the Western Cape, to finish high school at Sea Point High School.

During that year she moved from Khayelitsha to Sea Point in the city of Cape Town to be closer to school.

In 2006 she matriculated with two distinctions in English and Afrikaans.

As a result she was awarded the Stephen Young Scholarship, the highest honour bestowed upon a student at Sea Point High.

In 2007 Sinazo Yolwa enrolled at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to study Bachelor of Commerce (B. Com) Accounting.

In 2009 she was awarded the University of Cape Town Association of Black Alumni bursary.

In 2010 Sinazo Yolwa gradated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting.



In 2010 Sinazo Yolwa hosted  SABC 3’s then new entertainment variety show, The A List, produced by Carol Bouwer Productions.

The show was short-lived and failed to get renewed by SABC 3, as a result, Yolwa’s rise in the South African entertainment industry was brought to an abrupt but very brief halt.

In 2011, after appearing on several television adverts, she made her way back to mainstream when she joined SABC 3’s lifestyle magazine show Top Billing on part time basis. She also presented Water is Life, Tshwane TV environmental show and played the part of Victoria on M-Net’s short lived sopie The Wild.

In 2012 Sinazo Yolwa joined Lerato Kganyago as entertainment correspondent on SABC 1’s new show The Link.

In 2013 she appeared as Sibahle on season 1 of SABC 1’s Single Guys. She also hosted the third season of So You Think You Can Dance SA and along with Amanda du-Pont, they joined Phat Joe on SABC 1’s The Real Goboza (RGB) as Pearl Thusi replacements.



Year Title Role Notes
2010 The A List Herself Host, Entertainment Variety Show
2011 Top Billing Herself Presenter
2011 The Wild Victoria TV Soap
2012 – to date The Link Herself Entertainment Correspondent
2013 Single Guys Sibahle Guest Appearance Sitcom
2013 So You Think You Can Dance SA Herself Host, Dance Competition
2013 – to date The Real Goboza Herself Co-Host with Phat Joe and Amanda du-Pont