Ursula Chikane is widely recognised as one of South Africa’s most talented presenters, both on and off TV. Her natural ebullience and enquiring mind equip her admirably as a television interviewer and radio presenter.
She was also one of the three original hosts of SABC 2’s ‘Top Billing’, as well as the original co-host on MTN Gladiators.
On radio, Ursula hosted the top-rated weekly ‘World Chart Show’ for many years.
Whether on Television, Radio or the stage, Ursula Chikane brings a professional, celebrity touch, and as an MC, her refreshing approach has made her a firm favourite across the land.
She lights up screens every Thursday on Top Billing… but before and inbetween her Top Billing days she has had a fabulous career in numerous media fields. Through 5fm as ‘Brown Sugar’ (where she hosted the top-rated ‘world-chart show’) and as the MTN Gladiator presenter, she has become well-known among younger generations of South Africans and loved by all generations, while her corporate event hosting and charming smile has reached older South Africans across the country.
Born in Johannesburg, Ursula studied Public Relations at Wits Technikon which stood her in good stead for the line of work she was later to head towards. Her first job was as a sports presenter for TopSport on SABC, covering events such as the Wimbledon championship in London. From there her career sky-rocketed and her fame hasn’t stopped since. Her charming personality shines through on the screen adding infinite value to our show and her professionalism makes her a pleasure to work with.
Top Billing seems the perfect job for her: “My love of travel has me packed and ready to trot the globe at a moment’s notice. I’ve seen just about every major city on offer and filled seven passports with thrilling memories. How’s that for an abundant blessing!”