The untimely passing of Eusebius McKaiser, a prominent radio talk show host, has left a deep void in the industry and the nation.
At 45 years old, McKaiser was a broadcaster, revered political analyst, and journalist. His death was attributed to a suspected epileptic seizure as reported by the SABC News.
Born in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, McKaiser received his education in his hometown and completed his studies at Rhodes University. He further pursued post-graduate studies in philosophy at the same institution. Between 2005 and 2006, he studied at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.
McKaiser is best known for being a talk show host on Radio 702, where he made a lasting impact on listeners.
In addition to his radio career, McKaiser showcased his writing prowess through contributions to esteemed publications like The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and Business Day, where he had a weekly column.
His versatile media career included hosting the SABC 3 current affairs program Interface and being part of the inaugural broadcast team at Power FM when it launched in 2013.
Beyond his broadcasting achievements, McKaiser established himself as a highly regarded political and social analyst, lending his expertise to institutions such as the Wits Centre for Ethics and the University of Johannesburg Centre for the Study of Democracy. He also served as an associate consultant at McKinsey & Company.
The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) was shocked at the news of McKaiser’s passing.
Tshamano Makhadi, representing Sanef, stated, “Recently, he hosted a podcast called ‘In The Ring With Eusebius McKaiser,’ as well as a YouTube show focusing on books titled ‘Cover to Cover’.”
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