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'I was actually the third black graduate from Natal Tech.' See Profile summary of Nthati Moshesh

Nthati Moshesh

Born August 28, 1969 (age 51)

Katlehong, Ekurhuleni

Gauteng, South Africa

Education St. Andrews Girls School Alma materTechnikon Natal



Years active 1991 - to date

Children 1

Nthati Moshesh (born 28 August 1969) is a South African film, television and stage actress. She portrayed the character of Lerato Mashabelo on the M-Net soap opera Egoli: Place of Gold, Melanie on the SABC 1 drama series Gaz'lam, Dr. Thabile Nkabinde on the SABC 2 soap opera 7de Laan and starred as Thakane Makhetha in the Mzansi Magic original telenovela Greed & Desire with Thato Molamu, Matli Mohapeloa, Motsoaledi Setumo, Thami Mngqolo, Buyile Mdladla, Nkopane Mohola and Xoli Zondi.

Nthati Moshesh starred as Thandeka Ngubeni in the groundbreaking Penguin Films/ SABC 1 original drama series Home Affairs. In 2006 she joined the soap opera Scandal! as Morongwe "Mo" Molefe where she acted alongside her real life cousin Masechaba Moshoeshoe who played her onscreen sister Madika Molefe. In 2014 she starred Dibuseng Makwarela in the first season of the SABC 2 drama series Thola, however, in the second season her character was taken over by KB Motsilanyane.

She starred as Mamohato Khumalo in the Mzansi Magic original drama series Saints and Sinners with Momelezi Ntshiba, Baby Cele, Sdumo Mtshali, Thuso Mbedu, Thami Mngqolo, Yonda Thomas, Siyabonga Radebe, Lerato Mvelase, Tshepo Maseko, Sibulele Gcilitshana and Nompilo Gwala Nthati Moshesh returned to theatre in 2018, after a five year hiatus, to star in Zakes Mda’s play titled You Fool, How Can the Skies Fall?.

Technikon Natal

Nthati Moshesh attended Technikon Natal, today's Durban University of Technology where she studied drama studies and was the third black student to graduate from that institution's Performing Arts faculty. "I was actually the third black graduate from Natal Tech. First was Thuli Mtshali who graduated in (1988), then Lindelani Buthelezi in (1989). I graduated in (1990," she was quoted on Actor Spaces.

Personal Life

Nthati Moshesh is the real life cousin of Masechaba Moshoeshoe who plays the character of her onscreen sister on Scandal!.


Nthati Moshesh is a South African actress best known for her leading roles in the drama series Home Affairs (2005-2006) and the soapie 7de Laan (2000-2002).

Nthati was born in Katlehong on the East Rand in 1969. She matriculated at St. Andrews Girls School in Bedfordview.

She studied drama from Matric and her main interest is film.

One of the highlights of her career was the first film she did on location in Zimbabwe, Kini and Adam, which was on the official selection list for the 1996 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2000 she played the lead in Anant Singh's film The Long Run and in 2002 appeared in the film Kin, starring Miranda Otto and Isaiah Washington.

Her other film credits include roles in Beat The Drum (2003); Round Trip (2003, in which she had a starring role as a Nigerian woman hired as a nanny by an Israeli couple, only to have a lesbian affair with the wife); and Cape Of Good Hope (2004).

Her TV credits include roles the series 7de Laan; Soldier, Soldier; Gaz'lam; Home Affairs; Interrogation Room; The Deafening Silence; Scout's Safari (for the US Discovery Channel); Snitch; and Homecoming.

She has also acted in the mini-series Human Cargo (2004) and Whiskey Echo (2005); and the made-for-TV movies Pride of Africa (1997) and Only Love (1998).

In 2004 she won a Canadian Gemini Award (the Canadian equivalent of an Emmy) for her role as Odette in Human Cargo, as well as the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series.

She appeared in the Dutch feature film The Seven of Daran: Battle of Pareo Rock (2008) and played the role of Blessed in two episodes of the British drama series Silent Witness, also in 2008.

She was one of the featured celebrities on the first season of the South African version of the genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? (based on the British series of the same name), which premiered on SABC2 in May 2009.

In 2013 she had a starring role in the Mzansi Magic miniseries Naledi and in 2014 played the lead role of Dibuseng Makwarela in the SABC2 thriller series Thola.

Questions & Answers



Pet Hate


Favourite food

Sea Food

Favourite form of relaxation

Watching DVD's

Favourite Tourism destination


Favourite hangout

My bedroom

Favourite Movie

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Favourite TV programme

Six Feet Under

Favourite actor - Local

Patrick Shai

Favourite actor - International

Meryl Streep

Favourite music

Barbra Streisand

Favourite person

My Son

Best advice you received

Go after your dreams

Worst advice you received


Your source of inspiration

My earthly angels and my God

How do you keep in shape?

By running after my 3 year-old

Favourite drink

Strawberry changuiri

How did you get into acting/presenting?

Studied drama at school

The best thing about being an actor/presenter

You get paid for having fun.

Favourite item of clothing

My jacket

Three words to describe yourself

Passionate, loving and energetic

What qualities do you admire most in a person?

Honesty and loyalty

You'd never forgive a friend who...

...betrays me

The person you SMS the most is...

...the love of my life! My man!

The one thing that your life would be meaningless without

My family and my man

What's the most extravagant thing that you've bought?

My house

On what do you enjoy spending your money?


Do you cook well?

I'm a bad cook

Who had the most influence on you as a child?

My Parents

What was the hardest lesson you've learnt?

That not everybody is to be trusted

Your hobbies

Reading, swimming and travelling.

Most memorable experience

Giving birth and meeting my man

Most embarrassing experience


Message to the youth of South Africa

Pursue your dreams!

Your dream future for South Africa

That every South African should have a roof over their heads

Your personal dream for your own future

To be a Hollywood star

Television Roles



7de Laan - Season 1

Dr. Thabile Nkabinde

Egoli: Place of Gold - Season 2

Lerato Mashabelo

Egoli: Place of Gold - Season 3

Lerato Mashabelo

Egoli: Place of Gold - Season 4

Lerato Mashabelo

Fluiters - Season 1

Boniswa Magoza

Gaz'lam - Season 3


Gaz'lam - Season 4


Giyani - Land of Blood - Season 1


Greed & Desire - Season 1

Thakane Makhetha

Heartlines - Season 1

Nthabiseng Sithole (Film: "The Good Provider")

Home Affairs - Season 1


Home Affairs - Season 2


Home Affairs - Season 3

Thandeka Ngubeni

Housekeepers - Season 1

Veronica Zwide

Isono - Season 1

Mary Ndlovu

Lockdown - Season 4


Lockdown - Season 5


Madam & Eve - Season 2


Mzee wa Two Six - Season 1


Naledi - Season 1


Plek van die Vleisvreters - Season 1

Captain Modise

Red Cake - Not the Cooking Show - Season 3

Celebrity Guest - Herself

Ring of Lies - Season 2


Saints and Sinners - Season 1

Mamohato Khumalo

Saints and Sinners - Season 2

Mamohato Khumalo

Saints and Sinners - Season 3

Mamohato Khumalo

Scandal! - Season 1


Silent Witness - Season 12


Thola - Season 1

Dibuseng Makwarela

Who Do You Think You Are? (SA) - Season 1


Zero Tolerance - Season 3

Emma Mokgotsi

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