In Pictures: Durban Gen actress Yola Plaatjie ‘Dr Jack’s age and business empire get Mzansi talking

In Pictures, Durban Gen actress Yola Plaatjie ‘Dr Jack’s age and business empire get Mzansi talking.

South African actress Yola Plaatjie joined the cast of Durban Gen when the show’s second season premiered. She is a first-year intern who is the kindest of the bunch of interns and does not take any shortcuts in her career. Jack also has a wild side; she likes to have fun with her co-workers and help them see the light in doing good.

Yola Plaatjie as Dr Jack in Durban Gen

Dr Jack can be called a Miss Good two shoes but her fellow interns as she will not steal surgeries and conspire with anyone to get favours like the rest of them. This week, however, after a long weekend, she woke up from a drunken haze in bed with Nurse Gumede and Thembi. After the wild night, Jack realized that she did not want the intimate escapades with Calvin to end, and they have been sneaking around since then.

Dr Jack, Thembi and Dr Bhengu from Durban Gen
Dr Jack, Thembi and Dr Bhengu from Durban Gen-Image Source(Instagram/Durban Gen)

Plaatjie’s acting career before Durban Gen

Yola Plaatjie, the actress who takes on the role of Dr Jack, is an actress who is just breaking out and starting her career. The role in Durban Gen is her most prominent role so far and has made her a household name. The first role of Yola’s career was her role in a movie called Dreams of Gomora in 2020 as a lead character.

Yola Plaatjie was a tour guide before her acting career.

Plaatjie is a travel enthusiast, and she has worked as a tour guide and gotten to see a few countries like France. Before her acting career shot up, the actress was a radio host at DUT radio station on the Weekend lunchtime show. Her career may only still be kicking off, but she is already a recipient of a Simon Sabela Award winner for the best upcoming actress for her role in Dreams of Gomora.

Yola Plaatjie as a radio host
Yola Plaatjie as a radio host-Image Source(Instagram/YolaPlaatjie)

Yola’s age in real-life

Yola may have started her acting career later than some young actors in the industry, as she is older than most would be when they land their second role. The actress looks like she is in her mid-twenties and has the energy of a teenager, but she is now 29. Many of her fans are shocked as some of the actresses who take the role of nurses like Phumeza are still in their early twenties.

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