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Who Is Thando Thabethe? | Biography| Profile| History Of South African actress Thando Thabethe

Thando Thabethe (born 18 June 1990), is a South African actress, radio DJ, television host and the first ever African brand ambassador for Nivea. She plays the role of Nolwazi Buzo on the South African soap opera, Generations:The Legacy.

She is also a radio DJ on 5fm, having started her radio career in 2008 at UJFM before moving to popular youth radio station YFM in 2011.

At the same time she landed the lead role of Thando Nkosi in the hit sitcom My Perfect Family which went on to see 3 seasons. She later joined 5FM in 2013 on The Roger Goode Show before landing her own show weekdays on 5FM, The Thando Thabooty Show.

Other prominent work include, club 808, Intersexions, Ngempela, Kowethu, 1s and 2s, and Single Guys.


In the same year she starred in her first ever feature film Mrs Right Guy alongside Dineo Moeketsi, Thapelo Mokoena and Lehasa Moloi.

In 2015 she joined SABC 1’s long running soap opera, Generations, as Nolwazi; this was after the soap was forced into a hiatus following the dismissal of the entire principal cast which included Menzi Ngubane, Seputla Sebogodi and Nambitha Mpumlwana as well as long serving actress Sophie Ndaba. Upon return from the hiatus, as Generations: The Legacy, the new cast was introduced which included the returning Connie Ferguson and Rapulana Seiphemo as well as newcomer Thulisile Phongolo who plays Namhla Diale; shortly thereafter, Thando Thabethe joined as Nolwazi.

In 2016 she participated in the popular international format “lip Sync Battle” performing a reindintion of the late Amy Winehouse.




Year Title Role Notes
2011 – 2015 My Perfect Family Thando Nkosi Lead Role, Sitcom
2013 Club 808 Herself Co-host, Music Show
2013 Intersexions Lulu Guest Star, Drama Series
2013 Single Guys Evette Guest Star, Sitcom
2013 10 Over 10 Herself Commentator, Game Show
2013 Mzansi Love: Kasi Style Josephine Lead Role; 1 Episode, Anthology Series
2014 – to date 1’s and 2’s Herself Host, Talent Show
2014 Kowethu Sazi Lead Role, Drama Series
2015 – to date Generations: The Legacy Nolwazi Lead Role, Soap Opera

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