Sthandiwe Kgoroge Biography

Sthandiwe Kgoroge, born as Sithandiwe Msomi on 4th February 1972, is a renowned actor from South Africa. She has showcased her acting prowess in several notable series including ‘Generations’, ‘MTV Shuga’ (series 5 and 7), the mini-series ‘MTV Shuga Alone Together’, and the inaugural series of ‘Yizo Yizo’.

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Early Life and Education

Born in South Africa, Kgoroge spent a significant part of her childhood, from age five to ten, in Edmonton, Canada. She pursued her higher education at the University of Natal, specializing in drama. During her academic years, she grappled with self-image issues, eventually embracing her dark complexion as her unique identity.

Acting Career

Kgoroge’s acting journey commenced with the role of Zoe Cele in the first series of ‘Yizo Yizo’ in 1999. Her performance was critically acclaimed, earning her the title of the best supporting actress in a drama series and an Avanti Award. From 1999 to 2005, she portrayed the characters of twins in the series ‘Generations’.

In the fifth series of ‘MTV Shuga’, Kgoroge took on the role of Aunt Nomalenga. She reprised this role in the mini-series ‘MTV Shuga Alone Together’, which was aired on 20th April 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The series, scheduled for 60 nights, revolved around the characters’ lives during the lockdown. It was filmed by the actors themselves in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, and Cote D’Ivoire, and was backed by ‘Every Woman Every Child’.

Sthandiwe Kgoroge Biography: Personal Life

Known affectionately as “Sta”, Kgoroge is married to actor Tony Kgoroge. They are blessed with children. In 2018, during a period of financial difficulty due to non-payment of repeat fees by some broadcasters, Tony urged people to disregard their Instagram pages, emphasizing their status as “ordinary citizens”. Sta is a devout Christian and is actively involved in her church community.

Fashion Endeavors

Sthandiwe has always been a trendsetter in the fashion world. She has been recycling and upcycling secondhand and vintage clothes for many years, leading her to establish ‘The Vintage Market’. Collaborating with about twenty other vintage enthusiasts, she offers a wide range of well-preserved clothes for independent-minded fashion lovers, thereby reducing landfill waste. Her children admire her unique fashion sense, especially her Simon and Mary hats and self-designed clothes. In 2008, she was among the celebrities for whom dresses were designed by renowned designers Mantsho (Palesa Mokubung), Hermanna Rush (Nicole Dersley and Jacqueline Corfield), and Miss Scarlet (Jacky Lucking), sponsored by Five Roses.

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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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