Popular media personality Zuraida Jardine has broken her hiatus from TV and is set to host S3‘s lifestyle show Afternoon Express starting Tuesday, 18 July.
Zuraida took a break from the limelight a few years ago to focus on her children as well as her psychology and wellness studies – and her fans have eagerly awaited her return since then.
Zuraida Jardine hosts ‘Afternoon Express’
As host of Afternoon Express, Zuraida will “bring her unique perspective, charisma and passion for health and wellness to the program, ensuring an engaging and entertaining experience for viewers,” a statement from S3 said.
Jardine’s media career spans more than two decades, and she’s known for her warm and engaging on-screen presence. In this latest chapter of her career, she’s excited to blend her passion for wellness and television.
“I am thrilled to announce my return to television, where I will be joining the esteemed Afternoon Express team from this week,” she says. “My decade-long devotion to studying and practising in the realm of health and wellness has equipped me with profound knowledge in psychology, functional medicine, breathwork therapy and critical health studies, which I am eager to share with our audience. My unique expertise in wellness affords me a different lens through which to host this new direction for the show and connect with the audience.”
Zuraida adds that the show will address essential topics around mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. “The platform will provide all the necessary tools and techniques for a vital, vibrant life. I am ecstatic to be the new voice and face of the show, offering a fresh perspective for audiences across South Africa. This exciting chapter of my career promises to breathe new life into the health and wellness dialogue. I look forward to you joining on this enriching journey towards a healthier life,” she explains.
Sane Zondi, Programme Manager of S3 adds, “Personally, I am excited to have Zuraida back on S3 as she is no stranger to some of our loyal viewers. I am more excited to see the content contribution and wealth she will bring onto the show given her life journey and growth. Afternoon Express viewers are sure to get a wealth of inspiration and new perspective on some of the issues we grapple with on a daily basis in this fast-evolving world.”
“It’s incredible to see Zuraida back with the SABC family after years on 5FM and shows like Clover’s Little Big Cook Off,” Lala Taku, Head of Content for Video Entertainment for SABC says. “Zuraida will bring a wealth of new knowledge on health and well-being – especially that she’s been coaching people to reach their full potential through wellness workshops. We wish her all the best on this new journey on Afternoon Express.”
Afternoon Express airs every Tuesday at 18h00 on S3.