Dineo Ranaka

Dineo Ranaka (born 16 December 1983, in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa), is a radio and television presenter. She hosted a show on Yfm called ‘Dineo Live on Drive’ and also co-hosted Club 808 (a music show on e.TV) along with Moeti ‘Mo Flava’ Tsiki. Dineo Ranaka, is a businesswoman, radio and television presenter. She co-hosted a show on Yfm called ‘Essential Rush’ with well known Chilli M before being given her own show. Her own show was titled’Dineo Live on Drive’. She then co-hosted Club 808 (a music show on e.TV) along with Moeti ‘Mo Flava’ Tsiki. One of her highlights was being a presenter on All Access and hosting a weekend show on Highveld Stereo now 947. She is the current host of The Bridge, a mid morning show on Metro fm and also hosts the Metro fm Top 40 chart show every saturday

Her reality show, Dineo’s Diary, is one of the longest running
reality shows in South Africa and she just wrapped up season 5.She
currently produces and features in the spin off of her own reality show
The Ranakas which now includes her entire family.


Personal life

Dineo meaning (Gifts) was born in Diepkloof’s Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital,in South Africa. Dineo was educated at Unisa[1].She is the Sister of South African Actress
Manaka Ranaka.


2010 In September 2010 Fireworks erupted between singer Kelly Khumalo and Dineo Ranaka during rehearsals for the YFM and Chevrolet Divas party. A source told the Sunday World newspaper that things went wrong after Khumalo arrived at the rehearsals more than two hours late.

It is believed that Khumalo was not prepared for the gig, she was throwing tantrums and not following the brief. The “moo moos” hit the fan when Dineo, asked Khumalo about motherhood. Dineo states that she was sitting down getting ready for the rehearsal while one of her colleagues was interviewing Khumalo for an insert in Club 808 on camera.She says the interview was based on Khumalo’s music and she thought it had no depth because Khumalo didn’t have a new album out yet.

In February 2011 Dineo had a breakdown on air and was subsequently taken
off air resulting in her content producer Bujy and co-host Linda Mbuso
to stand in for her.

During the afternoon drive show she started sobbing uncontrollably two hours before her show ended,when questioned about this by management,Dineo said she couldn’t take it anymore. Sunday World states that she was crying because she had had a fight with YFM marketing manager Tamaria Motsepe, who had allegedly denied her the chance to attend this year’s J&B Met in Cape Town. Motsepe told the paper that Dineo was facing a disciplinary hearing, headed by station manager Tumelo Diaho-Monaheng.