Rian's coming back to the box

2003-11-07 21:48

Johannesburg - SABC2's popular Afrikaans newsreader, Rian Cloete, who went off air in June, will soon be back on the box.

Cloete is the new presenter for the second Flinkdink series that will be screened every Tuesday evening from January.

Edwill van Aarde, the programme's former presenter, said that SABC2 gave the go-ahead to appoint Cloete on Friday after two months of "delicate negotiations". Van Aarde is the show's organiser and researcher.

Cloete is the marketing communications manager for Beeld newspaper at present. He is also the new host for an actuality programme on Radio Kansel.

Cloete's last appearance as an Afrikaans newsreader for SABC2 was on June 30 after a decision was taken to cancel the contracts of a number of Afrikaans newsreaders.

He said he had initially been a bit hesitant about the TV offer, but was now happy to have the job.

"I see it almost as a new start," he said.