Moshe Ndiki’s TV host skills are in question following the announcement that he will be hosting the second season of ‘Mntase’. Image via Twitter @DMN4ever

Moshe Ndiki to spice things up on ‘Ready Steady Cook South Africa’

Popular media personality Moshe Ndiki has bagged a presenting gig on ‘Ready Steady Cook South Africa’ which will air on S3.


Moshe Ndiki’s TV host skills are in question following the announcement that he will be hosting the second season of ‘Mntase’. Image via Twitter @DMN4ever

Comedian, presenter and actor Moshe Ndiki is the host of new show Ready Steady Cook South Africa set to air on S3 (formerly SABC 3).

The cooking show will start on 18 March, where S3 will spice up its Monday to Friday menu at 19:00.


The thrill-a-minute daily treat is based on the long-running BBC show represented worldwide by the media and entertainment powerhouse Banijay. Ready Steady Cook South Africa is a collaboration between Primedia Studios and the production company Rose and Oaks Media – the combo which was also responsible for the massive S3 hit The Masked Singer South Africa.

Anele Mdoda, co-owner of Rose and Oaks Media, described Ready Steady Cook as a paella or a “potjie” of everything that makes for good television.

“While the dramatic battle between Team Red Tomato and Team Green Pepper is packed with suspense, it’s also sprinkled with star power and non-stop fun. Simultaneously, the show addresses a nagging question many viewers grapple with every day: ‘What’s for dinner tonight?”

Speaking about Moshe, she said: “We’re thrilled to have Moshe as the on-screen coordinator of all the magic and madness cooked up by the two competing teams on Ready Steady Cook South Africa,” Anele raves. “From his call centre days creating content that made the entire country laugh from their bellies to his food trucks that spoke directly to our bellies, Moshe is the perfect balance of sugar, salt, flavour and heat… funny enough, everything you need to make a stellar dish.”


The show will see well-known chefs showing off their incredible food-making skills. These include Wandile Mabaso, Neo Nontso, Fehmida Osman-Latib, Kamini Pather, Kelly Njokweni, Liziwe Matloha, Lorna Maseko, Lufuno Sinthumule, Mmule Setati and Nthi Ramaboa.

In each of the 260 Ready Steady Cook South Africa episodes, one of these famous culinary stars will be in the red kitchen and another one in the green kitchen, where they are tasked to create three mouthwatering dishes with the food items brought along by their Team Red Tomato or Team Green Pepper partner within 20 minutes. Once the time has run out, the studio audience then votes to determine the episode’s winning team.

What makes the show even more entertaining is that the two home cooks are related somehow. They’re either family members, friends, or business partners from the same profession or even sharing a hobby. During the cook-off, the audience learns more about their lives through their interaction with Moshe and the chefs.