Highest paid actors in South Africa

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South Africa is home to many of the finest actors in the world. The entertainment industry is the most developed in the entire Africa. Also, this fact is confirmed with other industries like Nollywood in Nigeria or Riverwood from Kenya.

That is why the actors and actresses from South Africa are most identified and famous across the continent as they have successful shows such as Generations: The Legacy, Scandal and Rhythm City, etc. You may be wondering who is the richest actor in the entire South Africa.

The highest-paid actors earn money on lower or higher based on many factors such as their years of experience, their show’s ratings, and their acting talent on a personal level along with public demand. If we consider the example of TV show Uzalo, which has crossed the total viewers of “Generations: The Legacy(9.1 million viewers) and set a new record of over 9.88 million viewers. So in that case definitely the actors in Uzalo will be paid higher to that ib Generations: The Legacy. But again, this is not the only factor that will decide the payout of the actors. As of now, the highest earners are from the show which has averagely 3-5 million viewers. Even actors from Uzalo is earning lower salaries regardless of their high ratings comparatively.

So, here is the list of the highest-paid actors and actresses from the entertainment industry in

South Africa

Common logic dictates that the show with the highest ratings (Uzalo, which recently beat Generations: The Legacy in that regard with over 9.88 million viewers while Generations was at 9.1 million viewers) would have the highest-paid performers, but that is not the case, as we are about to reveal in this article. The current highest earners in terms of salary are on the shows Rhythm City and Scandal, both of which have ratings that average between 3 million and 5 million viewers. Uzalo actors salaries are lower than these despite its high ratings. So, here are the highest-paid actors and actresses in South Africa.

Sello Maake Ka Ncube

Sello is one of the best and most talented actors in the African entertainment industry. He is active in the industry since so many years. He used to take part in the plays like “Othello, Raisin in the Sun, and Guess who’s coming to dinner at Shakespeare Royal Theatre in London.

Taxi to Soweto, The Rutanga Tapes, and Mandela: Long walk to freedom are such movies in which Sello gains the name and fame. His fame rose in the television industry when he played the role of Unscrupulous Lucas Nyathi in “Scandal” and another role as a very wealthy and successful businessman Archie Moroka in Generations. He had protested against the cutting of local content on SABC. HE worked as an activist. He calls to end the epidemic of gender-based violence. As far as his salary is concerned, he is earning 100000-120000 Rands per month for his role in Scandal. He is one of the highest-paid actors in South Africa.

Jamie Bartlett

This highly productive actors have few roles but all left a huge remarks on everybody. All of his roles are memorable. He is famous for his role as the primary antagonist, David Genaro in Rhythm City. He is also ell famous for his role on Soapie titled Insidingo as Mike O’Reilly. This show was aired on SABC3. He has also marked his appearance as a judge in South Afric’s Got Talent by replacing Lalla Hirayama. He had been a presenter on SAFTA’s and Jozi-H. He is also earning a salary of 100000 to 120000 Rands per month. He is the highest-paid actor from Rhythm City. He is also considered as the highest-paid actor in the entire South Africa currently.

Moshidi Motshegwa

Moshidi Motshegwa has a great experience of more than 20 years in the entertainment industry of South Africa. She is famous for his role in a police drama series “Zero Tolerance” as Denzela Ledwaba. This show was aired on SABC2 where she turned out to be a star actress. For the same role, she won the Best Actress in a Television Drama Folden Horn Safta Award. She has done notable projects in Entertainment industries including her role as Florence Nxumalo in the famous movie Drum with the co-star Taye Diggs, who is a famous American Actor. She has also featured n the movie Mandela and De Klerk where she played the role of Zindzi, who was the daughter of Mandela. She is famous for other projects(miniseries) as well such as Hijack Stories, Noah’s Ark, and Critical Assignment. She is an incredible actress and it is no wonder that she is also one of the highest-paid actresses in South Africa with 100000 to 120000 Rands per month. She is also one of the richest celebrities in South Africa.

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