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Makgano Mamabolo

Makgano Mamabolo

Artist Profile

Actress, Writer, Producer, Presenter


Date of Birth:24 August 1981

Height: 1.55m  Hair: Black  Eyes: Brown

Drivers License: Yes


Languages: South Sotho, English, Afrikaans

Skills: Singing, Script Writing, Directing, Producing, Extreme Sports (Horse Riding, Sky Diving, Quad Biking), Presenting



Makgano is first and foremost an actress, having acquired her Bachelor of Live Performance Degree from AFDA (The African School of Film and Dramatic Art) in 2001, she has covered a spectrum of genres from presenting, soap opera, sitcom, drama, to film, as well as performing Miss Kwa Kwa - a one woman stage production, for theatres country wide (which has since been adapted into its second novel).

She is not just an actress however, but moves very comfortably from in front of the camera, to behind the scenes. Apart from having produced and directed for industrial theatre shows and the magazine show - Vicious Delicious, on the DSTV Channel GO, she has also been a Conceptualist for local TV programmes such as Jacob's Cross, Home Affairs, Mazinyo dot Q, Stokvel and SIRI (a Kenyan drama series), to name a few - spanning from drama to comedy, having actually written on some of them, such as Rhythm City, Nomzamo, Fela's TV and Society.

She has finally moved into the next progressive step of her career as a Creative Producer, with a critically acclaimed TV drama - Society (now a 26 part drama series for SABC1), where she co-directed on the 3rd series with Adze Ugah, under Puo Pha Productions; her own production company that she, along with Lodi Matsetela co-owns.

While currently writing a play, Makgano Mamabolo avails herself for talks on the industry as an actress, writer and young producer. She sat on the board of the South African Screen Writers Association for two years in 2006 and 2007, and was instrumental in converting the association into a recognised union (now turned guild). She is back from the international student campus of the biannual Manchester Arts Festival in the UK, and sits on the Golden Horn Awards judging panel, for the comedy category since 2008.


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