Brenda Ngxoli Biography

Brenda Ngxoli Biography

Bongiwe Brenda Ngxoli, born on July 3, 1981, is a multi-talented South African personality. She has made her mark as a model, director, dancer, and actress, appearing in numerous television shows. Known for her roles as Vuyokazi in Home Affairs, Kitt in Hustle, and Pinky in Ses’Top La, Brenda has won several awards and directed multiple productions. Beyond her artistic pursuits, she is an entrepreneur and a public speaker, inspiring many with her motivational speeches.

Quick Facts

  • Full Name: Bongiwe Brenda Ngxoli
  • Date of Birth: July 3, 1981
  • Place of Birth: Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Alma mater: University of Cape Town
  • Occupation: Actress, Model, Dancer, Director
  • Years Active: 2000 to present
  • Net Worth: R950 000

Early Life

Brenda was born on July 3, 1981, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. She spent most of her formative years in Kalk Bay, Cape Town.


Brenda completed her matriculation in Muizenberg in 1997. She then pursued a BA degree in Theatre and a Performers Diploma in Speech and Drama at the University of Cape Town.


Brenda is best known for her role as Vuyo in the SABC1 drama series Home Affairs, a role she played for two years. Her performance earned her a nomination for an International Emmy award in 2007.

In 2011, Brenda portrayed Dineo in the SABC1 sitcom, My Perfect Family. She began her acting career in plays, appearing in shows like Pick Ups, directed by Chris Weare.

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Brenda has performed in other productions like Docs Wife, I-Klips, Sacred Thorn, and Yes Medem. She has made at least twenty appearances in different television shows.

Brenda played Nomonde in iThemba and has appeared in other shows like Molo Fish,2, Interrogation Room, and Home Affairs. She has featured in many TV commercials for top brands, including Compral, MTN, and Polka.

Her appearance in the Polka advert (see-rri-us) gained her prominence in the country. Brenda is also a director and made her debut in Through Thick and Thin by Khanyi Magubane at the Market Theatre in 2004.

Brenda played the role of Dampala in the award-winning Telenovela The River.

In 2008, she participated in season four of the SABC2 reality dance competition Strictly Come Dancing as a celebrity dancer. She partnered with Quintus Jansen in the competition.

Brenda left the competition as the fourth eliminated celebrity in the fifth episode. She lost a dance-off against Ashley Hayden and Muntu Ngubane.

She played the role of Florence in three episodes of the television drama series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency in 2009. SABC1 named her among their new presenters of the celebrity gossip show The Real Goboza.

Brenda took over from Thuli Thabethe as host of the Mzansi Wethu reality shows Our Perfect Wedding in 2013.


Brenda is a nine-time SAFTA Nominee and a 3x SAFTA Winner. She has received the following awards:

  • Best Supporting Actress for Gladys on Rockville at SAFTAs
  • Best Supporting Actress for Pinky on Ses’ Top La at SAFTAs

Personal Life

While Brenda Ngxoli has found success in the South African industry, her personal life has been less straightforward. She has been in several relationships, none of which have led to marriage.

Social Profiles

Brenda is active on several social media platforms where she shares updates about her work, dinners, and other personal aspects of her life.

Net Worth

Brenda Ngxoli is one of the veteran actresses South Africa boasts of. As of October 2024, she has a net worth of R950 000. She has appeared in and directed many theatre and television serial productions.

In addition to her onscreen performances, Brenda has also been in many television commercials. She is also a farm owner and generates a significant profit from poultry and livestock production.

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By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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