Gugu Manqele &Thuli Thabethe

Gugu Manqele &Thuli Thabethe

After a couple of years working behind the scenes assisting with production, Gugu Manqele makes her professional television debut on Intersexions Episode 21. The Wits Drama graduate believes this is the start of an exciting career in front of the cameras.

"Working on Intersexions was an experience of a lifetime for me as a young actress starting out in the industry. The directors I worked with were amazing and the scriptwriters made it easy for me to bring the character to life. Intersexions story lines are riveting and provocative and always leave you questioning," says Manqele.

The 22 year old said she has left production for now as acting has always been her first love. She has worked on a few productions behind the scenes including Flash as production assistant, on Big Brother Africa 7 as a moderator and for the Daily Sun TV as a translator. Last year she did YOTV Crib Notes and was a VJ on Hitrefresh on VUZU TV.

"There aren't enough African actors breaking onto the international scene and I want to work hard enough to get there. For now I'll concentrate on building my acting CV hopefully with roles that challenge me and make me grow as an artist," she said.

Thuli Thabethe

Thuli Thabethe is an award winning South African actress who has starred in several television shows including Isindingo, Zone 14, City Sesla, Mtunzini.com, Tshisa and iNkaba. She recently expanded her career with her new role as a presenter on "Our Perfect Wedding" on Mzansi Wethu.
In 2009 she received a Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2009 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) for her role as Phumzile on City Sesla.
Thabethe studied speech and drama at the National School for the Arts in Johannesburg.

Atandwa Kani

South African actor Atandwa Kani is a chip off the old block. Following in his father's footsteps, South African veteran actor, director and playwright Dr John Kani, the younger Kani is firmly establishing himself as a master of his craft. He won a Naledi Award for Best Breakthrough Performance by a Newcomer for his role in the state theatre production of Rhetorical. Exposed to theatre from an early age, Atandwa went on to study Theatre Performance at the University of the Witwatersrand.

At 29, he has enjoyed much success locally and overseas. He was among the Mail and Guardian's 200 Young South Africans 2013.  He has featured on the British family drama Wild at Heart and the American CW Television Network program Life Is Wild. Locally, Atandwa featured in the SABC TV series Soul Buddyz, SABC 2 political series, 90 Plein Street, new drama High Rollers and has also written plays and acted in numerous theatre productions.