The South African entertainment industry is very competitive, and those who work hard usually reap the fruits of their labour and make it to the top. Here are South African actresses and the soapie that shot them into fame.
Actresses and the Soapies that shot them to fame
Karabo Moroka (Connie Ferguson)
Connie Ferguson is an actress best known for her lead role as the beautiful yet tragic Karabo Moroka on the long-running SABC1 soapie Generations. Audiences fall in love with her character such that her role won many hearts. And they still refer to her as Karabo Moroka even after nailing other roles in the entertainment industry. Karabo was a woman from a wealthy family, and her parents handed over the family empire to her because she was fair and she would choose her battles wisely.
Thandaza Buthelezi (Sindi Dlathu)
The role of Thandaza helped Sindi to rise to fame in the entertainment industry. In Muvhango, Sindi Dlathu played the role of Thandaza Buthelezi. She grew her character from a minor role to one of the main characters in the show. She gained so much fame through her character in Muvhango. Until today her fans call her Thandaza, and some don’t even know her real name.
Dineo Mashaba (Katlego Danke)
The actress took her acting career to higher heights when she portrayed the role of Dineo Mashaba. She was a magazine editor married to villainous Kenneth Mashaba, a wealthy businessman, played by veteran actor Seputla Sebogodi on Generations. However, the role as a wealthy trophy wife made her the household name she is today.
Queen Moroka (Sophie Lichaba)
Sophie Lichaba made her role as Queen Moroka famous. However, even after she left the show, most fans call her the Queen. People fall in love with her crazy, ever-happy personality.