Award-winning kwaito star Kabelo Mabalane has been named one of the judges of Season 3 of reality TV show SA’s Got Talent.

The show, South Africa’s version of the competition created by British mogul Simon Cowell, will hit the screens again early next month, having moved from SABC2 to

Mabalane will replace Randall Abrahams, who has also been Idols judge for the past eight seasons.

Mabalane will join familiar faces such as DJ Shado Twala and director Ian von Memerty, both of whom have been on the show for the past two seasons.

He expects the season to be “entertainment through and through”, saying he hopes the massive turnout for auditions will bring something new to the show.

The producers have also chosen a fresh face to present the show. He is top comedian Tats Nkonzo, who confirmed his involvement on Twitter by boasting: “Yep! I’m hosting @SAsGotTalent.”

Source: Times Live – Sitha Kentane and Promise Maruping