Paballo Mavundla Biography

Born on June 11, 1999, Paballo Mavundla is a South African actor who has made a name for himself through his compelling performances in various television dramas. He is best known for his debut role as Nkosana in Mzansi Magic’s supernatural drama series “The Herd” and as Jerah Moroka in “Generations: The Legacy.”

Early Life and Education

Mavundla was born and raised in the Meadowlands, located in the heart of South Western Soweto in the Gauteng Province. His journey into the world of dramatic arts began with his education. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Arts from the National School of the Arts, Johannesburg, in 2017. Mavundla has often expressed that his time at the institution played a pivotal role in shaping his career.

Career Breakthrough

Despite facing several rejections in his early auditions, Mavundla remained undeterred. His perseverance paid off when he landed his first professional acting job in the supernatural drama “The Herd.” In this series, he portrayed the character of Nkosana, a rebellious teenager, marking his debut in the television industry.

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His career took a significant turn in November 2018 when he joined the cast of the SABC1 soap opera “Generations: The Legacy.” He was cast as Jerah Moroka, also known as Crazy J, a misbehaved cousin of the Morokas who is a university student and later works at Ezweni Communications.

Currently, Mavundla is captivating audiences with his performance as Sandile in eTV’s “House of Zwide.”


Over the years, Mavundla has built an impressive filmography:

  • 2018: He played the leading role of Nkosana in “The Herd.”
  • 2018–2020: He portrayed the recurring role of Jerah Moroka in “Generations: The Legacy.”
  • 2021: He is currently playing the recurring role of Sandile in “House of Zwide.”

With each role, Mavundla continues to showcase his versatility and talent, solidifying his place in the South African television industry.

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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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