Discovery, the global leader in real life entertainment (not the insurance company!) has announced an ambassadorship with Relebogile Mabotja as the face of its general female entertainment channel, Real Time (DSTV 155).

Real Time, the brand’s first free-to-view channel in Africa, allows more people to access world-class lifestyle content, including those on entry-level DStv packages. The channel hosts entertaining shows from a variety of channels in the portfolio including TLC, ID, and Animal Planet.

She made her official debut on the channel on National Women’s Day (Friday, 9 August 2019), and will represent Real Time at various local events. Her first appearance will be at the upcoming Jozi Film Festival. Both Real Time and CN&CO are sponsors of the festival. Relebogile will be present to announce the winner of the Real Stories, told by Real People Award.

(By the way, time is running out to enter the Real Stories Told By Real People competition! Deadline for submission is 30 August. More info here.)

Relebogile continues to stamp her authority as one of the best talents in the entertainment industry with her radio, acting, emcee and presenting appearances, as well as the producing and musical directing work she does with her company, Lebotja Media, and more.

“It’s such an honour to have been selected to represent Real Time in South Africa,” says Relebogile. “I love what they stand for and it’s in line with who I am – being authentic and relatable, key brand pillars for me. I also happen to be a huge reality TV fan so I’ll definitely be locked to this channel.”

With 16 years’ experience in the media and entertainment industry, she currently sits as the vice chairperson of SAMRO (the youngest appointed board member in its history) and is a sought-after industry expert where she plays a key role in paying it forward in various capacities by mentoring young talent and supporting causes close to her heart through her organisation, Relebogile Mabotja Foundation.

 “Our vision for Real Time is that it will be a channel that resonates across South Africa and we believe Relebogile makes a perfect fit for the channel and in the homes of our fans,” says Henry Windridge, Head of Brand for Discovery, Middle East & Africa. “As the channel grows from strength to strength, audiences across the continent can now access and enjoy the best of our globally loved content, wherever they may be, now with a local favourite. Her energy and professionalism are infectious. We are very proud to be working with her.”

Says Relebogile, “I had so much fun shooting this campaign. I would like to thank Discovery and the Real Time team for trusting me with their brand and for making me feel at home in this new partnership.”

Catch Relebogile on REAL TIME (DStv 155) and keep up with her journey by following her on social media: @Relebogile (Instagram), @RelebogileM (Twitter), @RelebogileMabotj (Facebook), and #RealTimeWithRelebogile.