Refilwe Madumo Biography

Refilwe Madumo Biography

Refilwe Madumo is a renowned actress and content producer from South Africa. She has gained significant recognition for her role as Palesa Mooki-Letswalo, an HIV-positive character on eTV’s Scandal! Additionally, she stars in Generations: The Legacy as Fikile Maponya, a wealthy and divorced single mother of two who amassed her fortune from her divorce settlement.

Acting Career

Refilwe is a talented actress and a prominent figure in the South African entertainment industry. She is known for her ability to fully embody her roles and for her energetic performances. Her most notable roles include Palesa Mooki-Letswalo in eTV’s Scandal! and Fikile in Generations: The Legacy. She also portrayed the character of Zanele in seasons one and two of SABC1’s Society.

Personal Life

Basic Information

  • Full Name: Refilwe Madumo
  • Date of Birth: 11th February 1989
  • Age: 33 years as of January 2023
  • Birth Sign: Aquarius
  • Place of Birth: Pretoria, South Africa
  • Current Residence: South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Languages: English, Tswana, South Sotho, North Sotho, Zulu
  • Height: 1.59 m
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Eyes Colour: Brown
  • Gender: Female
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Husband: Not known
  • Children: Two sons
  • Education: Tshwane University of Technology (BA in Technologies and Dramatic Arts)
  • Profession: Actress, content producer

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Family Life

Refilwe is married and is a mother to two boys. Her firstborn, Makhosini Loapi Kunene, was born in 2011, and her second son was born two years later.

Career Highlights

Refilwe has been part of several South African TV shows since the mid-2000s. She portrayed Amanda Mavuso’s character in seasons one and two of Side Dish, a Sunday night drama series on SABC1 about three ladies who accidentally murder a Ben 10. She has also appeared in the movies House of Love as Ruth and Dusty Roads as Lerato.

Theatre Credits

Refilwe is also a skilled stage performer. Her theatre credits include:

  • Through the Chord: An Exploration
  • Ruined
  • And the Girls in Their Sunday Dresses
  • Mollo, The Woman in Me – Original Musical Recital
  • I Stand Before You Naked
  • Beauty en Die Bees
  • Het Waterhuis – Free Birds
  • Ballets: Copellia – The Nutcracker

Net Worth

The actress’s salary is estimated to be between R2 million and R6 million in 2023. Her salary on Generations: The Legacy is about R88,000.

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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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