South African Actors Who Are Celebrated Degree Holders In Real Life
South Africa has become one of the reckoning forces in the entertainment industry not only in Africa but the world at large. Mzansi has been gifted with talented entertainers who have graced our screens with their stellar performances.
Mzansi boasts around with celebrated entertainers such as Leleti Khumalo, Vuyo Dabula, Connie Ferguson and Vusi Kunene who have made a mark on the international stage. However, of late the industry has been blessed with several talents who are making their mark in the entertainment industry despite various distinguished Degrees.
Here are some of Mzansi’s talented star entertainers who have managed to thrust in the limelight of acting despite holding various distinguished degrees.
The fast-rising star actress obtained her BA Degree in Law at The University of Witwatersrand in 2019. Larona Moagi is best known for her on-screen character Tumi on 1 Magic soapie opera The River.
Ntobeko Sishi is a fast-rising South African sensation. The Gomora firebrand has managed to keep Mzansi entertained. Ntobeko stars as Ntokozo Dlamini on Mzansi Magic’s hit soapie Gomora. He has a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and finance at UCT and a postgraduate diploma in management, entrepreneurship with University of Cape Town (UCT).
Graduated with a BCom Law Degree at the University of South Africa in 2011, Tiisetso Thoka once worked as a Legal Practitioner at one of the esteemed Law firms in Roodepoort. He called it quits after a year and eight months so as to pursue his acting career.
He currently plays the role of Mickey Sibaya on Mzansi Magic hit soapie Isibaya.
South African Actors With Degrees In Real Life
Kgomotso studied for her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law and Politics at the University of Cape Town. Best remembered for her role as Yvonne Langa on Scandal. The former Scandal and Isidingo firebrand currently plays Dineo Prince in M-Net’s telenovela Legacy
Of late Nomzamo Mbatha has become one of the celebrated households names in the entertainment industry. Despite having a number of paying side hustles the star actress has managed to wow Mzansi with her craft. She graduated from the University of Cape Town with a BA of Commerce majoring in Accounting. She’s best known for her Isibaya character, as Thandeka.
Nkosinathi ‘Nay Maps’ Maphalala
He has a degree in Information Technology and Software Programming with the University of Pretoria. However, Nkosinathi ‘Nay Maps’ Maphalala is better known as ‘Mxolisi’ from SABC 1’s hit soapie Uzalo. Despite a shocking exit from Uzalo in 2019, he bagged a leading role on The Queen, as ‘Dingaan’.
Thulisile Phongolo graduated in Strategic Marketing with the University of Johannesburg. Phongolo is best for her on-screen character ‘Namhla’ which is the character on Generations: The Legacy.
Studied law as per desires of his parents, at the University of Limpopo. The celebrated star actor had his passion for acting whilst he was young. Even during his high school years, he featured in a number of screenplays. During his final year at University, he went for auditions and had his luck.
She is yet to graduate as a law graduate, Nandi Mbatha is currently studying Law at The University of South Africa. Before that, she was studying Political Sciences which she called quits. Nandi is best known for her starring role as Simlindile ‘Simi’ Ngema, in the Mzansi Magic telenovela Isithembiso.
Mzansi Actors Who Are Celebrated Degree Holders In Real Life
Zimu holds a Labour Law Certificate. Rosemary Zimu is best known for her recurring on-screen character Warona on The Queen.
Despite pursuing acting South African celebrated star actress Nyalleng Thibedi holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree with the University of Cape Town. Nevertheless, the 40-year-old star actress is best known for her Uzalo on-screen character.
She has a BCom Accounting Degree, which she obtained in 2011 from the University of Johannesburg. However, Thando Thabethe was the African brand ambassador for Nivea. The charming actress also stars in Mzansi Magic’s series Housekeepers playing “Linda Ndlovu”.
She is a Bachelor of Arts in Language Practice Degree holder. Makapila furthered her studies by adding on an Honours Degree in Linguistics with the University of Johannesburg. However, she is better known as ‘Rendani Mukwevho’ on SABC 2’s long-serving soapie Muvhango.
Candice Modiselle graduated with an Honours in Dramatic Arts from the Witwatersrand University. The star actress wowed Mzansi with her stellar performances as Lerato whilst she was still on Generation: The legacy.