John Perlman previously hosted the current affairs radio show Today with John Perlman on Kaya FM which was voted South Africa’s best news and actuality radio show for the second year in a row in 2020. He hosted the show since May 2007. Before that he presented the news programme AM Live on national radio at SAfm for nine years.
John has been inducted into South Africa’s Radio Hall of Fame and was the 2013 winner of the News and Actuality Presenter of the Year award. Today with John Perlman won the award for Best News and Actuality Show in 2011, in 2019 and 2020.
John has worked in television, as a football commentator, and was the presenter of the current affairs programme The Round Table on SABC1. John was also the host of Under the Skin on eNCA.
John has been a newspaper journalist with the Weekly Mail, the Saturday Star and the Sunday Independent and has written for a number of international publications including The Guardian and the Financial Times.
John has done media training for 18 years and has worked with a wide range of executives and managers during that time. His work involves both improving technique and confidence in front of the camera/microphone and helping to create corporate messages that are both interesting and effective.
John has worked with more than 40 companies and organisations in the past three years alone. These include Liberty, Discovery, Nedbank, Sasol, Roche, Dulux, Barloworld and the National Development Agency.
John is the founder and CEO of The Dreamfields Project, an NGO which provides football and netball equipment, coaching and league programmes for primary school children in South Africa’s townships and rural areas.
Founded in 2007, Dreamfields has invested more than R80-million in disadvantaged communities. Dreamfields has been honoured as best sports development project at the Discovery Sport Industry Awards.
John has a first degree in History, African Politics and Southern Sotho, and second degrees in Development Studies and Journalism.