After six years on eNCA, leading news anchor Shahan Ramkissoon has officially resigned as the prime time anchor at eMedia’s TV news channel.
An eNCA spokesperson confirmed that the seasoned TV news anchor has left the organisation, saying, “Ramkissoon has resigned, and his last day was 25 May.”
For the past seven months, Ramkissoon has been co-anchoring eNCA’s 3-hour South Africa Tonight timeslot alongside Sally Burdett on weekdays from 17:00 to 20:00.
According to eMedia’s viewer analysis, the first half of the 19:00-hour of ‘South Africa Tonight’ – simulcast on e.tv – has seen a rapid increase in ratings in the past few months, luring 1.67 million viewers during April.
Shahan Ramkissoon has steadily built a credible journalistic career with a decade and a half of television experience in Africa.
The news anchor moved from an afternoon timeslot to anchor eNCA Prime Time in mid-October 2021, and he had also anchored Other Day as well as Late Night News across the eNCA schedule.
This marks Ramkissoon’s second exit from eNCA.
He was previously at eNews and eNCA (then known as the eNews Channel on DStv) for six years between 2007 and 2013, after which he went to the Arise News TV channel for three years and later returned to eNCA.