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Liezel van der Westhuizen | #1 Emcee

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  • Cape Town, South Africa

About:  Liezel van der Westhuizen | #1 Emcee

Liezel van der Westhuizen is currently taking both the South African entertainment, and personal branding scenes, by storm –

Now most conveniently as a Virtual Speaker too, whom you can book right now!

She is a:

Skilful presenter with a lauded vocal dexterity, evident in her work as a voice-over artist.
With over a decade of acting and meritorious presenting experience within film and television,
The success of her body of work with top local and international production companies, is beyond reproach.
Renowned international emcee and keynote speaker, who has been intrinsically tied to the success of hundreds of events around the world, through her aptitude in captivating any audience, and across industries.
The relaxed smile, smooth and professional working manner, and her impeccable style, has made her one of the most sought-after presenters and emcees in the country – the digital space included.

Liezel kicked off her public speaking and Emcee career over a decade ago and has, to date, hosted more than 500 events across South Africa and internationally.

She has won bronze and silver awards as a member of the Toastmaster’s Society

Liezel van der Westhuizen | #1 Emcee

Powerhouse presenter
As only the second woman in the world to present reality television singing competition Idols,

She became a familiar face on the popular competitive music show during Seasons Five and Six, as well as during her time as a presenter on SABC3’s daily breakfast show Expresso.

Liezel has presented TV shows for channels SABC3, SuperSport, SABC Sport, MNET, DSTV and SABC 2, and lists her career highlights as Idols, Expresso, The Lunchbox and Soundcheck.

She continues to impress with her daily fitness feature on KFM radio, and maintaining a beloved Fitness Fridays segment on CapeTalk (a radio station that is broadcast in Cape Town).

For those seeking more streamlined fitness information daily and has become the trusted Virtual Gig Guide for the hottest daily workouts she seeks out (or tries by recommendation) and shortlists, on her social media platforms –

This seasoned Speaker also cultivating a digital presence resonating to more than 100 000 people.

Global village
An 18-month stint as an SABC3 continuity presenter, and presenter of the lunchtime show Lunchbox, led to even greater prospects for the towering talent; with the television singing competition Idols confirming her rise to the top.

In 2010, Liezel launched SoundCheck Live on MNET, before starting her work on Expresso, and also found time to make her spirited on-screen debut in the films ‘The Race-ist’ and ‘Hollywood in my Huis‘.

Beauty and brains
With her professional style and ease in conversation, it will come as no surprise that Liezel has a spree of degrees in Communication Management from the University of Pretoria and, since 2000, has been a member of Toastmaster’s International.

Liezel van der Westhuizen holds a BCom degree in Human Resources and Industrial Psychology, and both a BCom Honours and an MCom in Communication Management –

Making her one of the most qualified Virtual Speakers  or Conference MC you can book right now.

Grabbing life with both hands
Liezel van der Westhuizen manages to find time to work as a voiceover artist, and has an impressive portfolio of television and radio voiceover work to showcase, that underpins her other exploits.

It all comes back to a drive within her, that was ultimately inspired by her grandmother’s fight against Cancer.

“My gran being diagnosed with Cancer was a big life-changer. I even shaved off my long hair, and went bald for a year in support of her.

I now keep my hair short in memory of her and as a reminder that life is short.

Before my gran passed away, she told me to grab every opportunity in life and [to] enjoy every moment.”

Fitness feats for charity
Her commitment to bettering the lives of people, extends so far beyond her world, that she was even called on to tandem cycle with a visually-impaired triathlete, across the Himalayans.

Liezel van der Westhuizen raised funds for Operation Smile and OneSight, proceeded to break records, all while challenging her body and mind to the limits;

She keeps a healthy fitness regime, training six times a week on the road (running and cycling) and in the pool, and was selected to take part in Nestle’s Triathlon team that went on to complete the gruelling Full Ironman Triathlon in 2010 (this involves a 3.8km swim, a 180km cycle and a 42.2km run).

A talented public speaker, Liezel van der Westhuizen remains passionate about helping people to reach their full potential. Her calling, therefore, involves travelling around South Africa – and safely flying internationally–

So as to deliver motivational talks and keynote addresses on topics that her audiences describe as valuable and up to the minute.


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