7 South African actors who are engineers in real life.


7 South African actors who are engineers in real life.

South African actors who are engineering graduates:

With careers spanning years, these South African actors have managed to wow viewers with their acting flair despite being engineering graduates.


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No doubt South Africa has produced several star actors who have wowed viewers without any acting educational background, and it’s puzzling that some of the stars are engineering graduates in real life.


The industry has been blessed with star actors who have wowed viewers with their unmatched flair despite holding Engineering Degrees.

1.Sandile Mahlangu

The bubbly actor was once chosen to train as an Electrical Artisan as a teenager, but that turned south after a disclosed accident.

However, he later enrolled at Tshwane University of Technology and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 2017. He is best known for his onscreen character of Simo on Scandal.

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2. Cebo Mthembu

No doubt he has fast become the darling of Uzalo. Mthembu is best known for his onscreen character of Detective Nyawo on Uzalo.

He holds a diploma in Electrical and Power Engineering. In 2021 it was reported that he was a full-time Regional Supervisor at Eskom. However, in the backdrop of the rumours, the star actor is yet to address them. Many still find it puzzling that Nyawo is an engineering graduate.

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3. Africa Tsoai

Tsoai is best known for his lead role on Skeem Saam as John Maputla.

The celebrated South African actor holds a degree in Sound Engineering. Of interest is that he earned the degree while working as a petrol attendant.


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4. Cedric Fourie

He is best known for his onscreen character of Lehasa on Skeem Saam. Rumour mill has it that Fourie holds an engineering degree from Wits. Unconfirmed reports have it that before his thrust into the limelight, he worked as an engineer for several tech giants, including Huawei Technologies and Monax Group.

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5. Nqobile Ndlovu

No doubt she is the star actress we all love to hate. She has wowed viewers with her unmatched flair with her onscreen character of Khanyo on Imbewu: The Seed. However, it’s puzzling to many that she is a chemical engineering graduate. She holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University Of South Africa.

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6. Nyalleng Thibedi

She is best known for her onscreen character of Zekhethelo Mhlongo on Uzalo. The actress holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town

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7. Thato Dithebe

Known as Neo from House Of Zwide , the actor and television personality grew up in the public’s eye, so they made headlines when his matric results came out. He has always been intelligent, which showed in how he carried himself. When he went to get his degree at the University of Witswatersrand, Thato Dithebe took on a degree in Civil engineering. He recently graduated in 2021 and is fresh out of school, where he took his studies while pursuing a career in Television.

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Alaa Hamdy

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