‘Beauty with brains’ South African actresses with Accounting Degree.


‘Beauty with brains’ South African actresses with Accounting Degree.

List of South African actresses with Accounting Degrees from Blood & Water star Natasha Thahane to 947 radio host Thando Thabethe.

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From Natasha Thahane to Nomzamo Mbatha, South African actresses who are accounting graduates but winning it big on small screens.

With illustrious careers spanning years, these South African actresses have quickly become one of the most sought-after on-screen darlings.



However, it’s puzzling to many that some accounting graduates are nailing it on small screens. Let’s dive into South African actresses who have excelled on small screens despite being accounting graduates.


Natasha Thahane was born on 25 September 1995. She enrolled at Milnerton High School before graduating with a degree in accounting from the University of Witwatersrand.

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However, she enrolled in a conservatory acting program at the New York Academy to furnish her craze for acting. She had her foot in the industry when she starred in Edgars’ commercials in 2013. The South African actress went on to play lead roles in several e.tv anthologies eKasi: Our Stories.

In 2015, she was shot to fame when she starred in Skeem Saam. Since then, she has acted in several big-budget productions, which include The Queen and Blood & Water. She is also the granddaughter of the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu.


The South African-American actress has fast become a Hollywood darling and has wowed many with her unmatched acting flair. With a career spanning years, she has starred in several big-budget drama series, which include Coming 2 America and Assassin.

Many find it puzzling that the South African actress also holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting from the University of Cape Town.

Speaking with Metro FM after her graduation, she said, “I felt like I wore the face of failure for such a very long time. I knew the responsibility that I had. I understood the badge I wore, and the badge had to have an effect now. For me‚ it was understanding where I am and completing it myself.”

Over the years, she has capped her career with several accolades, including the Africa Movie Academy Award.


The South African actress is also on the list of actresses with accounting degrees. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Accounting from the University of Johannesburg. She graduated in 2011.

Undoubtedly, Thando Thabethe truly defines ‘beauty with brains.’ Since her shot to stardom, she has managed to be relevant for years. She had her small-screen debut when she was just 14 years old. In the wake of her newfound fame, she starred in several theatre productions before her big break.

However, she quickly spread her wings to the radio. UJFM gave her the exposure, and years later, she is one of the most sought-after media personalities in South Africa.

The South African actress has starred in several drama series and thrillers, including Generations: The Legacy and Housekeepers. Currently, she is winning big with Radio 947.


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