Known as the first lady of sport, Carol Tshabalala is determined to excel and inspire more women to join sportscasting in South Africa and Africa. Celebrating 16 years and still counting as a female sportscaster, Carol has major commitments this year such as a contract with Premier League productions in London, which will see her interview top African footballers playing in the Premier League and continue with her job at Supersport.
Coming from Soweto, in Pimville, Carol fought her way through a male dominated career and continued to rise up the ranks of sportscasting from SABC sports to Supersport and now the Premier League productions. Carol is a fully fledged sportscaster who not only do you find her in football but she covers netball, basketball and other major sports tournaments around the world. Soweto gave her a solid foundation and background in sports.
Today in South Africa there is more young women in sportscasting more especially with the platform provided by both SABC sport and Multichoice Diski Challenge that over the two years has produced great young female sportscasters such as Thato Moeng and Motshidisi Mohono.
Off the camera, Carol is a loving mother of three boys. She is a woman of color and we see her spending time with family and she continues to visit her childhood place Pimville. Carol is destined for success and not only does she work hard but she works smart, dresses smart and she is great at spending time with family.