Martelize Brink

Radio Presenter | Motivational Speaker | Author

Martelize Brink is a presenter/producer at RSG radio station, cookbook author, MC and motivational speaker. She has been presenting and producing the lifestyle programme Oggend op RSG 09:00 – 12:00 slot for the past decade for which she won 11 ATKV Mediaveertjies including for Best Lifestyle and Entertainment programme and interviewer. Martelize was voted Tempo Radio presenter of the year in 2013. She also produces documentaries for RSG during the year focusing on a myriad of topics including Global Warming, the Khoi and San culture and the empowerment of Afrikaans communities. 

Martelize graduated with an Honours Degree in Political Science at the University of Stellenbosch in 2003. “Political Science should be taught in school. It provides the learner with a better understanding of the world and teaches them to rationally argue about any issue of the day”. Socio-political issues remain one of her main passions. 

Martelize was the Programme Manager for MFM 92.6 in Stellenbosch for four years and during that period presented the Breakfast, Out to Lunch and Drive slots for which she won numerous awards. “Starting at community radio level is one of the best learning schools there is”. 

She has been asked to do book reviews for Litnet, was published on News24 with her take on the situation in Zimbabwe and South Africa’s reaction and also hosts her own blog. 


1. What’s your biggest achievement / Something you’re proud of yourself for?

“In 2012 I started the Pink Penguin project in support of charities that challenge me outside of my comfort zone. The first project was kayaking to Robben Island in December in aid of Multiple Sclerosis.”

2. What’s your biggest fear / something that holds you back?

I have been in a wheelchair for 3 decades due to an illness experienced as a teen, making the comfort zone challenge that much more important. I am always waging a war against comfort zones. Trying to inspire people to challenge themselves in order to grow and enjoy life to the best of their abilities. I went to see the Gorillas in Rwanda in 2013. Locals had to carry me up the mountain in order to reach the gorilla family. I also visited Namibia’s no-entry zone (spergebied) where wheelchairs fail to tread in the beautiful Namib dunes.

3. What’s your biggest contribution / Something you like to share?

“In 2017 I released my first cookbook “Martelize Kook: Jy’s genooi”. Then there is my tv show “Martelize se Stamtafel” where I interview well known personalities like the Sandra Prinsloo’s of the world about their family tree and cook dishes from that heritage – launches on 20 October 17:00 on VIAtv. Also my podcast “Martelize Gesels Met…” launched on the 1st of September “

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