Lukhanyo Calata Biography: Net Worth, Book, Contact Details, Age, Wikipedia, Wife, Pictures, Girlfriend, Birthday

Lukhanyo Calata Biography: Net Worth, Book, Contact Details, Age, Wikipedia, Wife, Pictures, Girlfriend, Birthday

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Lukhanyo Calata, born in Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa, in 1982, is a 41 years old South African radio presenter, actor, author, and journalist.

He has also appeared on television as a news correspondent.

He became well known to news listeners for being the senior reporter for eNews Primetime.

Lukhanyo Calata had worked for many other organizations before he moved to the national broadcaster.

Lukhanyo Calata
Lukhanyo Calata: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Lukhanyo Calata
Born: 1982 (age 41 years old)
Place of Birth: Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Parents: N/A
Children: 1
Height: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Girlfriend • Wife: Abigail Calata
Occupation: Actor • Journalist
Net Worth: US$300,000

Early Life

Lukhanyo Calata was born in 1982 into the family of late Fort Calata in the apartheid era.

His father was brutally killed in 1985 during the apartheid because he was one of the three most active anti-apartheid activists.

Lukhanyo Calata lost his father when he was just three years old, but he was taught how to stand firm against oppression by his mother after his father’s demise.


Lukhanyo Calata studied hard from an early age as his mother cherishes good education. He was enrolled in primary school to start his study.

After his high school education, he had a National Diploma in Journalism. He went to Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Peninsula Technikon) to study in Journalism Department and graduated with a degree in Journalism from the Peninsula Technikon’s Journalism Department in 2004.


Lukhanyo Calata is a famous journalist,, radio presenter and author who have worked in several capacities. In 2002, he joined the P4 radio station, built and established his career and fame.

He relocated to Cape Town after he secured another job in the city. After successfully completing his service as an intern at the station, he became the producer and co-host of True Expressions with Koketso Sachane.

The following are some of the programs he anchors at present. In addition, a current affairs talk show airs on weekdays (Mondays – Thursdays) between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Lukhanyo Calata also worked with the radio station as a news anchor. In addition, he got a job as a senior news reporter for eNews Primetime on

Person Life

Lukhanyo Calata met and got married to the love of his life, who happened to be a journalist just like himself. His wife’s name is Abigail Calata, who holds a B Phil Journalism Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Stellenbosch University.

Together with his wife, he authored a book, “My Father Died for This“. His wife was employed at Beeld and worked as a political reporter and correspondent. The couple lives in Cape Town. The marriage is blessed with a son, and the couple is doing fine without any marriage issues.

Social Media

The famous journalist is very active on social media. Lukhanyo Calata‘s social media accounts have been his primary means of getting through to the people.

He has above 4k followers on his Twitter account, and he has sent over 2.8k tweets since 2009 that he joined the Twitter community.
Twitter: @lukhanyocalata.

Net Worth

Lukhanyo Calata is a popular and successful journalist who, with the support of his wife, has made a lot of success in his career.

He has a co-published book with his wife, which has earned him fame and wealth. Lukhanyo Calata has an estimated net worth of about US$300,000.

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