Sherlin Barends profile

Sherlin Barends works at KFM as a radio presenter.

Sherlin Barends (born 10 June 1990) is a South African radio personality and presenter. She is multi-talented radio and was at the 2012 Top Billing Presenter Search auditions.

Having started from campus radio, she has grown to have experience in radio and presence on TV, print, and social media. She has worked with some South African radio stations.

Sherlin Barends
Sherlin Barends biography
Radio personality Sherlin Barends started out from campus radio to top radio stations in South Africa.
Short Profile
Full Name:Sherlin Barends
Born:10 June 1990 (age 33 years old)
Nationality:South African
Alma mater:Stellenbosch University
Occupation:Radio personality, presenter

Early Life

Sherlin Barends was born on 10 June 1990. She fell in love with radio while doing campus radio at the university. 

Her love for radio centers on the opportunity it creates for her to connect with different people. Since she joined the radio industry, she has continued to record successes.


Sherlin graduated with an honors degree in journalism from Stellenbosch University. She is part of SU’s postgraduate journalism class, which accepts twenty-five students annually. 


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Sherlin Barends hosting the 2022 #SheOwnsHerSuccess Workshop Series.

While in school, she was part of Aurora’s HK, played soccer, worked part-time as a waitress, and joined the campus radio. Another major highlight for her was being named Presenter of the Year at MFM92.6.

Sherlin and three other voices help many Western Cape commuters get to work in good spirits in the morning. 

Barends, Darren ‘Whackhead’ Simpson, and Sibongile ‘Sibs’ Mafu walked away with the Best Breakfast Show prize at Liberty Radio Awards.

The radio personality has worked for Good Hope FM. She moved to a morning slot on KFM. 

Sherlin has big dreams of becoming a tv/online presenter. She also has a vision for a reputable publication and wants to be a respected voice in the industry. 

Using her personal brand to advocate for positive change is among her dreams. She doesn’t want to host content alone but produce original content too.

Sherlin hosted the 2022 #SheOwnsHerSuccess Workshop Series. She and Sibongile made it on the cover of Balanced Life SA magazine.

Personal Life

Sherlin Barends is pregnant
Sherlin Barends is expecting twins by December 2023.

The radio personality loves hiking in Cape Town, eating good food, and drinking wine. She also works hard and plays hard too.

Sherlin Barends is pregnant and revealed on Instagram that she’s expecting twins on 28 July 2013. She shared a scan picture of her baby bump and disclosed the due date to be December 2023. She has not told the media who her partner is.


Many people want to see Sherlin Barends with hair, but often she posts herself bald. At the 2012 Top Billing Presenter Search auditions, she entered with hair.

Darren posted the throwback after discovering how people wanted to see her hair. She describes herself as a bold, bald, and bubbly radio presenter.

Social Profile

Barends posts her successes and achievements. She posts about her work and personal life and promotes brands such as LEO Flame Collection and KIA Motors. She is on Instagram and Facebook

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