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On Skeem Saam, Africa Tsoai plays the role of John Maputo. John Maputla is the husband of Meikie Maputla’s with two children, Leeto and Thabo. He is a university lecturer and yet runs a spaza shop at Turfloop, outside Polokwane. Tsoai shares some personalities with his identity John, he is a businessman and he is well educated too. Skeem Saam is a local acting series that evaluates the situation of today’s male children and the difficult challenges they encounter transitioning into manhood.

Who is Africa Tsai?

Africa Tsoai, (born 04 July 1967, Hebron-Graskop, Mpumalanga), South African actor, voice-over artist and producer who rose to success in the 80s.


John Maputla is one of the most-loved personalities on SABC 1’s Skeem Saam. He is a university lecturer/businessman. His life is family orientated as well as of assistance to his community. SABC Education illustrates his character as, “A lot of difficulties was put on him as a child to achieve, and he never let down his parents. He came to be one of the greatest notable lecturers in his society. He wishes for the very best for his kids and will not condone anything less than an extraordinary educational achievement from them. He’s a loyal husband and a dedicated father. He’s the sort of person you wouldn’t mind dealing a crisis with.”

Africa Tsoai education

Africa Tsoai matriculating, Africa studied graphic design at Rudolph College in Johannesburg. He was a self-taught fine arts enthusiast, and got his diploma in 1989 and did a sound engineering course at Inhouse Records in Randburg in 2000.

Africa Tsoai wife and children

Africa Tsoai is a happily married man with four kids. To date, he has not ever revealed his wife’s identity or any other matters relating to his marriage. At the age of 53, he is hoping to be a grandfather since some of his children are already in their late 20s.

Africa Tsoai family

Africa Tsai grew up with his granny, uncles, cousins and extended families as parents.


Africa Tsoai career

Afrika Tsoai has acted in most retro dramas and is most extraordinary for 80s drama Mokgonyana Mmatswale as Tsokotla, a young man who was a taxi driver and in love with an older woman.

His career include starting his small business in 1996, his showbiz highlights include ramp work as a model, photographic stills and extensive more work in international movies and SABC dramas.

Behind the scenes, he is involved in music, transportation, voiceovers, translating, producing and copywriting.

In his extra time, he likes fishing and giving attention to soccer matches. He listens to Thobela FM, as it symbolizes his heritage. His favourite movie is Heat. Mind Your Language is his favourite TV show and his favourite movie stars are Ving Rhames, Roseline Morapedi and Lydia Mokgokoloshi.

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