South African actress Yola Plaatjie who became a household name when she landed a job as Dr Jack on the hit medical drama series Durban Gen’s occupation in real life, has fans talking. Dr Jack is a first-year intern at the hospital who is studying medicine on a scholarship and is the most hard-working and compassionate of all the other interns at the hospital. She has a lot more to lose if she fails her internship, so she makes sure she studies hard.
Yola Plaatjie as Dr Jack in Durban Gen
Like most of her fellow interns at the hospital, Dr Jack also has family troubles of her own, and at one point, her family’s secrets were revealed when she got a patient who had her sister’s heart. The patient seemed to have brought her donor’s memories, and when she passed on, Jack wanted to find a way to revive the heart again, to no avail. Her mother, a role played by actress Tina Jaxa, had to come and try to make Jack see reason and accept her sister was long gone.
Dr Jack is a bookworm who loves to study and do a lot of research on medical cases that she faces on the job, so she always finds ways to crack her cases. Recently she found herself stealing the heart of a co-worker and nurse at the hospital, Calvin, who is in love with her. At the same time, her examinations are fast approaching, and she has to study for them as she doesn’t want to fail her finals.
Yola Plaatjie’s occupation in real life
The actress is as much a bookworm in real life as on television, and fans love her for it. According to her Instagram page, Yola loves to read and write, and she has been a poet since her days at the Durban University of Technology. The actress is big on mental health and meditates a lot both onscreen as she is off-screen, and it is a process she uses to relax and get inspiration for her poetry writing.
Other jobs before Durban Gen
The actress is also a Jill of all trades despite having acting and writing on her hands as an entertainer. She was also a DJ at the DUT radio station, her first job before finishing school. At the age of 29, Yola Plaatjie managed to publish her work and become a household name in the South African television industry, and her business empire keeps growing.
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