6 local celebrity babies on the way

Cameron van der Burgh, Nefeli Valakelis
Cameron van der Burgh, Nefeli Valakelis
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These six local celebrities announced that they are growing their families in 2020.

From TV presenters to Olympic swimmers, there's a baby boom happening in South Africa right now! 

1. Roxy Burger and Neil Shraga

TV personality Roxy Burger announced in May that she is expecting her second child with husband Neil Shraga.

Making the reveal during the country's national lockdown, when many people are experimenting in the kitchen, Roxy wrote on Instagram: "I've been baking... but it's not banana bread."

The couple's new addition to the family will be arriving in October 2020.

2. Cameron van der Burgh and Nefeli Valakelis 

Cameron van der Burgh and wife Nefeli Valakelis are expecting their firstborn in September 2020.

The former Olympic gold medalist made the news public on Instagram in May, sharing a photo of his wife, cradling her growing baby bump.

Future Olympian on board! 

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3. Jo-Ann Strauss and Michael Held

Former Top Billing presenter TV Jo-Ann Strauss has revealed that she is pregnant with her fourth child

Jo-Ann made the announcement on Mother's Day, sharing a picture of herself showing off her belly, along with a message for all moms. 

"Being a mother is something I will never take for granted. And being blessed with our fourth baby later this year is beyond our wildest dreams," she wrote.

4. Pearl Modiadie 

Speaking to Channel24 in June TV and radio personality Pearl Modiadie confirmed that she is pregnant.

About how far along she is in her pregnancy, Pearl's PR team told Channel24: "Reports about how far along she is are inaccurate, and she prefers not to share this information"

According to her PR team, the Metro FM host was not ready to go public, when the news of her pregnancy leaked. "She's appreciative of the well wishes already coming through but has decided to embrace this moment privately with her partner, family and very close friends for now," the statement added.

5. Brenden and Mpoomy Ledwaba

Mpoomy and Brenden Ledwaba are expecting the arrival of the second child any day now. 

The couple announced that that they are expecting a new addition in February, and have since been documenting the pregnancy and Mpoomy's YouTube channel. 

We also often see the couple's daughter Nuri make an appearance! 

6. Warren and Kgaugelo Masemola

Warren Masemola announced that he is expecting his first child with wife Kgaugelo in May.  

He posted a picture of the ultrasound on Instagram with the caption: "For this child I prayed and the lord has granted the desires of my heart. 1 Samuel 1:27."

Warren is very private when it comes to his relationship, but we hope to get a glimpse of baby Masemola when he or she arrives. 

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