6 Most Talented South African Actors on TV Adored by The Fans Right Now

Most Talented South African Actors on TV Adored by The Fans Right Now

The lockdown because of the Covid-19 virus is still ongoing, and people hope to resume normal lives after the government lifts the lockdown. Watching TV shows and movies are one of the everyday leisure activities that can help you spend your lockdown time positively.

In this list, we share with you the ‘Top 6 Most Talented South African Actors’ and the shows you can catch them in.

Vuyo Dabula in “Queen Sono” – Streamed on Netflix

The “Queen Sono” series comes packed with some of the finest actors in South Africa like ‘Vuyo Dubala’. He stars in the show as a former spy called ‘Shandu’ on a personal mission. His mission is to deal with painful memories from his past.

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Shando appears like a nice guy on the surface, but he goes bad after some time. He is talented in playing rogue characters, and his role as Shando in the “Queen Sono” series is not the first.

Kate Liquorish In “Still Breathing” Brought On M-Net every day Thursday at 8.10 pm

The series “Still Breathing” examines how the death of a loved one can have a devastating effect on family and friends. This effect is even pronounced when it reveals betrayal among close friends.

Kate Liquorish takes the leading role as Abi, a wife experiencing trouble conceiving, with a fascinating, quirky, flawed, and complex character. This role blends well with Kate’s personality. She also appeared on “Queen Sono” as Katrina Gromova at the beginning of the year.

Bongile Mantsai in “Scandal” Aired On e.tv at 7.30 pm

‘Mantsai’ is the villain in the Mthunzi Mayisa and rose to fame for his role in “Knuckle City” and “Inxeba”, a controversial film. He is a smooth actor that adapts to his character so well and executes them effortlessly.

‘Mantsai’ has received the Award ‘Best Actor’ for his appearance in the “Knuckle City.” In the drama “Scandal”, Mthunzi plays a villain who is driven by the desire for revenge. He’s two-faced with the ability to shift personality to match the company he is keeping.

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Katlego Danke in “Gomora” Airs on Weekdays on Mzansi Magic from 7.30 pm.

Danke plays the role of a trophy wife called ‘Thathi’, whose life takes a turn in an unexpected direction. Her story is narrated in the colourful series “Gomora”, which also explores the disparity between the lower and the upper-class members of South African society.

The contrast between the lives of the poor and rich are brought out in the series in an innovative way.

Sindi Dlathu in “The River” Aired on Mzansi Magic at 7 pm

Sindi plays the role of an influential businesswoman called Lindiwe Dlamini Dikana. She has faced many challenges and sacrificed a lot to become successful. Lindiwe is a very secretive person who uses what she knows to deal with enemies. She has won many awards for her roles in different films.

Sello Maake Ka-Ncube In “Rhythm City” And “Scandal”

Sello is one of the most recognized and the highest-paid artists in SA His acting experience span over several years, including his role in the Shakespeare Royal Theatre in London. He acted as Othello. Other notable roles by Ncube include his performances in “Raisin in the Sun and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”, “Taxi to Soweto”, and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

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In “Scandal” Ncube plays the role of an unscrupulous businessman called Lucas Nyathi. In “Generations” he takes the part of a wealthy businessman by the name Archie Moroka. He also an activist who opposed the reduction of local content on SABC. Ncube is also an activist against gender-based violence.

Final Thoughts

South Africa boasts of the most developed and high paying entertainment on the entire content. The amounts South African actors are paid to appear on screen is handsome compared to what actors in Nigeria’s Nollywood or Kenya’s Riverwood receive, this is the reason actor and actresses from South Africa are among the most recognized entertainer across Africa and the world.  

Successful shows like “Generations”, “Scandal”, and “Rhythm City.”

The actors mentioned in this article are among the ones who have fans glued to the screen right now, making them one of the Most Talented South African Actors. The list is not exhaustive; some of your favourite artists might have been left out.


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