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PICS: 11 South African Actors Who Went On Top Without Any Acting Qualification

It has become a global trend that success is attained through education. But in some unique circumstances, talented people do attain success without completing any degree or diploma at university. However, this new attribute hasn’t spared Mzansi too especially in the entertainment industry.

Here are some of the South African seasoned actors who have tasted success without any formal education related to acting.

Masoja Msiza

He has fast become one of South Africa’s finest. It’s so surprising that the award-winning actor has no educational background that is related to acting.

Msiza is a celebrated South African actor who plays Nkunzi on South Africa’s most-watched soapie Uzalo. After finishing high school, Masoja went to work on a mine. Later he was dismissed for attending a protest. It was then that he started following his acting dreams.

Nompilo Maphumulo

Failed to further her studies after matric. She worked as a waitress and later as a telesales agent. Later enrolled on a community project that aids the youth in using their natural talents to create employment.

Since then she has never stopped. The vivacious actress is best known for her on-screen character as Nosipho on Uzalo.

Menzi Ngubane

His sudden death made all sorts of headlines but his legacy will forever be cherished not only in Mzansi but the world at large. The popular actor only went to Senaone Secondary after completing school he ventured into acting. A few years the rest was history. Best remembered as Subusiso ‘Ngamla’ Dlomo on Generations.

Thembi Seete

Thembi started singing at a very young age and was part of the Kwaito super group Boom Shaka from 1994-2000. Her thrust into the limelight came because of her undeniable talent as both singer and actor.

Nelisa Mchunu

Studied Media Studies at the University of Witwatersrand. But had to drop out because her parents couldn’t afford to foot her bills. Best known as Fikile on the popular SABC1 hit soapie Uzalo.

Charlize Theron

The celebrated star actress dumped his enrollment at the National School Of The Arts for a Hollywood switch. The veteran actress has featured in a number of award-winning movies such as Snow White and Fast and Furious.

Bongani Gumede

Started acting at a tender age as a hobby. His talent was later noticed and never had to study further. Famous for playing the role of Mandla Ndlovu in the hit soapie Isibaya.

Siyabonga Thwala

Started his acting career soon after matric. Little is known about his educational career and qualifications. The seasoned star actor has become one of the most celebrated star actors in Mzansi.

Leleti Khumalo

Khumalo is a renowned star actress who has several international accolades to her name. She began her career in music and acting when she joined a youth dance group, Amajika. At the age of 15-years-old, she was thrust into the limelight. The celebrated star actress is well known for her splendid acting on Etvs hit soapie Imbewu.

Baby Cele Maloka

However; in her earlier days, Cele was part of a number of stage productions and Tv roles. She was active and good. She only needed matric to make it big in the entertainment industry.

Nyalleng Thebedi

Zikheyhelo stormed the industry without any relevant qualifications related to the field. She’s qualified with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. But later studied an acting course in New York during the course of her acting career.