Rian van Heerden profile

South Africans responded favorably to Rian van Heerden's announcement to run for office in 2024.

Rian van Heerden (born 2 November 1973) is a South African radio and television personality, stand-up comedian, and columnist. He is best known as the host of various talk shows, such as Skuur on SABC2 Voorblad and Rian on kykNET.

Rian van Heerden has contributed to the success of local entertainment. He entertains listeners in the afternoon from Monday to Friday on the Scenic Drive with Rian on Jacaranda FM. 

Van Heerden has made many television appearances. He produces and presents the Showmax series Sex in Afrikaans. He hosted the talk show Voorblad on kykNET and Office Idols on DStv. 

Early Life

Full Name:Rian van Heerden
Born:2 November 1973 (age 49 years old)
Nationality:South African
Occupation:Radio Host, TV presenter, Businessperson

Rian van Heerden was born 2 November 1973. His father passed away in 2000. He and his family had the privilege of enjoying his chicken recipe.


Rian van Heerden Jacaranda FM
On 30 June 2022, Rian van Heerden, presenter of Jacaranda FM’s Scenic Drive, dropped the mic after ten years of captivating talks and unforgettable humor.


After ten years of intriguing conversations, Rian van Heerden left the Scenic Drive show on Jacaranda FM. He hosted the show for the last time on 30 June 2022. He has made an undeniable contribution to the Scenic Drive show on Jacaranda FM.

Rian presents the successful Showmax show, Sex in Afrikaans. He is a well-respected and beloved celebrity amongst media giants. He won the South African Radio Award for Best Drive Show on a commercial station.

Sex in Afrikaans

Van Heerden is a regular presenter on TV. His series on Showmax, Sex in Afrikaans, which he produced, is now streaming. The controversial show features four Afrikaans couples and two singles. 

They put away shame as they discuss sex lives. It focuses on sex workers, sex toys, porn, swinging, BDSM, and fetishes.


Rian van Heerden biography
Apart from television and radio, he is a businessperson. He owns a restaurant that has amassed incredible success.

Rian started another new project. He bought a restaurant during the Covid-19 times. His restaurant Delizioso is in Doringkloof Mall, Centurion.

As a tribute to his father, Van Heerden added his dad’s famous chicken recipe to the menu. He tried to get it with the cooks and chefs we have in the Delizioso kitchen. Finally, they got it right and hope everyone enjoys the recipe, Esli’s Chicken.


Rian van Heerden announced his plans to run for elections. He said he is running for the national elections in South Africa in 2024. The radio host announced his intentions on Monday, 27 September.

Personal Life

Rian van Heerden is gay. He made this known in an emotional letter to Rapport. He enjoys the writing of legendary investigative journalist Max du Preez.

TV Shows

  • Parlement Parlement as Gas-deelnemer
  • The Comedy Central Roast as Roaster
  • Voorblad as Presenter
  • Office Idols as Presenter
  • Sex in Afrikaans as Presenter

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