Phila Mandlingozi

Phila Mandlingozi

"Entertainment runs in my veins," says Jozi-based Phila Mandlingozi who got his first professional acting gig on Intersexions ll after attending an open audition at Bassline in Newtown. 

The budding artist is certain it won't be his last as he got a lead role as Zolile in episodes 1, 2, 24 and 25 of the award winning TV drama series.

He plays handsome Zolile, a natural athlete, who is popular at school among both the boys and girls but can be a bit arrogant.

The multi-talented Mandlingozi, who also sings and writes, says although he has always been interested in acting and studied film and television production, the magic of acting came alive when he got a leading part in the series.

"I fell truly in love with acting on Intersexions and felt at home. In the beginning it was awkward because I had never acted a big part before but the very talented cast and crew made it easy for me to work," says Madlingozi.

Watch out for this young star who is currently in studio working on a music project.

Khanya Mkangisa

Khanya Mkangisa is a South African television presenter and actress best known as a presenter for YOTV and for hosting the e.TV reality competition series Shield Teen No Sweat Dance Challenge, in 2008. She is also known for her role as Asanda on the SABC1 drama series Zone 14, a role that she has held since 2011.

Born in Peddie in the Eastern Cape, Khanya made her TV debut as a youth show presenter on YOTV at the age of 14, where she remained for three years. She studied at AFDA in Johannesburg, achieving a BA degree in motion picture and television.

As the only child of a single parent, Khanya was a top achiever at school and a skilled netball player. She got her first TV job as a Grade 10 learner and the performing bug bit.

Having earned her live broadcasting stripes, Khanya quickly moved onto other presenting gigs, such as the educational science show Knock Knock and Hectic Nine-9.

Not content with just being a presenter, Khanya set out to conquer the series genre as well, appearing in shows like The Lab, Mtunzini.com, uGugu no Andile and Zone 14.

In 2012 she played the starring role of Nonhle Minola in the SABC1 mini-series Goba Msenge which - like uGugu no Andile - was part of the channel's "Shakespeare in Mzansi" strand. Goba Msenge is an adaptation of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, set in a contemporary South African setting.

Episode 1 was directed by Rolie Nikiwe