Most paid child actors in South Africa


Most paid child actors in South Africa

We can all agree that these emerging young actors have earned a name for themselves in South Africa’s thriving film industry. However, as a result of their newfound celebrity, they have been generously compensated for their on-screen personalities. The following is a list of the highest-paid child actors in South Africa.Note that these salaries are not exact figures; they are not confirmed.

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NOTE: The list is in no particular order

1. Litlhonolofatso Litlhakanyane as Tebello in Scandal

Litlhonolofatso Litlhakanyane is a well-known South African actor, best known for his role as Tebello on etv’s famous soap opera Scandal. Without a doubt, he has built a name for himself on tiny screens.


Despite multiple failed auditions, the cheerful actor earned his small-screen debut on Scandal, TV’s most-watched drama series. In the drama series, he is cast as Seipati’s son. He is making news for his unrivaled talent, and Mzansi is wondering how much he may make on the drama series.

We can all agree that he has quickly become one of the faces of the show. However, from being an extra to a supporting cast, the fast-rising actor is winning big, no doubt about that. Litlhonolofatso Litlhakanyane has an estimated take-home salary of between R30,000 and R35,000, depending on time on the scene.

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2. Tshaiamo Molobi plays Lebo in Scandal

He has certainly had his fair share of celebrity recently. Tshaiamo Molobi is a well-known emerging actress who plays Lebo on the etv drama series Scandal.Aside from his role in Scandal, the actor also appears in  serial opera Diep City. However, he is most known for his role as Lefa in the television show Rhythm City.

With a career spanning years, the versatile actor doesn’t come cheap. For his Lebo character, the actor takes home around R35,000 per month. On the other hand, he charges around R25 000 for his Diep City character.

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3. Zekhethelo Zondi plays Nqobile from Scandal

Zekhethelo Zondi, a South African actor, dancer, model, and philanthropist from Naledi, was born. She is most known for playing Nqobile Mdletshe, a.k.a. Simply Nqobile, on Scandal.

Model and actress Zekhethelo Zondi is most well-known for her role in the Mzansi Magic television series Isifiso. She began acting at a very young age and joined an agency at the age of just 6. In 2017, she got her big break when she was cast as Zinhle, Pallence Dladla’s daughter, in the Netflix series Shadow. In the 2019 short film Grave Confession, she played Mae in her debut performance. She appeared in a TV commercial for FNB that same year. In the 2021 Netflix original movie Collision, Zekhethelo played Thandeka.

Given Zekhethelo’s current role on the television show Scandal, she seems to be a temporary leader or supporter. Therefore, it is predicted that her compensation will fall between R35,000 and R45,000. Naturally, that depends on the season. Also undetermined is her financial worth.

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4. Karabo Magongwa as Keletso in House Of Zwide

Karabo Magongwa (born 2008) is a South African child actress known for her starring role as Azania in the Vuzu Amp drama series aYeYe.She made all sorts of headlines when she was featured in an internationally recognized Oeros biscuit advertisement. Since then, she has secured more gigs in the advertising world or on small screens.

Karabo Magongwa is a fast-rising actress who plays the character of Keletso on the TV drama series House Of Zwide.She cashes in more with her ads, but it seems as if she fell short of monthly salaries compared to other fast-rising actors. No doubt House of Zwide is not a low-budget production; hence, it pays the fast-rising actress between R35,000–R40,000 per month.

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5. KaiAnn Munyaka as Khanyi in Scandal

KaiAnn Munyaka is a fast-rising actress who stars as Khanyi Jewel Nyathi on etv’s drama series Scandal. She has been described as the jewel of small screens. Her unmatched flair has seen her being among Mzansi’s finest child actors.

No doubt, we have all been wondering how much the actress KaiAnn Munyaka earns on Scandal. For her onscreen character, the actress earns between R20,000-R25,000 per month.


6. Lethabo Thangoane as Pitsi

Lethabo Thangoane is a talented child actor who has garnered attention for his portrayal of Pitsi on the popular show Skeem Saam. He effortlessly brought to life the role of Tbose and Mapitsi’s child.No doubt, we’ve all been intrigued by the salary of the child star’s onscreen character. It turns out that this little actor brings in a monthly income ranging from R15,000 to R20,000. Quite the paycheck for someone so young!


7. Cassidy Rose Tshiamo as Babby Busi

Cassidy Rose Tshiamo Ledwaba is a South African actress who skyrocketed to fame in June 2022 with her role in the popular and highly-watched television fashion soap opera House of Zwide. She effortlessly embodies the character of the eldest daughter in House of Zwide, with Gaisang Noge as Mampho and Wanda Zuma as Nkosikhona Zwide.Based on the data, it is expected that her monthly compensation will range from R10,000 to R15,000.



Alaa Hamdy

Professional entertainment content writer in Hanover, South Africa. I know all the secrets of celebrities

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