Thabang Lefoa Biography

Thabang Lefoa Biography

Thabang Lefoa is a gifted actor and entrepreneur hailing from South Africa. He rose to fame through his compelling performance as Sphola in the popular series “Skeem Saam.”

Childhood and Early Life 

Thabang was born in Tlhabane, a town in Rustenburg, located in the North West province of South Africa. His cultural roots are deeply embedded in the rich tapestry of South Africa. His parents, Jacob Lefoa and an unnamed mother, raised him in Tlhabane. At the age of five, his family relocated to Tembisa, where he has resided ever since.


Thabang’s educational journey began at Rosina Sedibane Sports School and continued at the International Academy of Film and Television. Here, he refined his acting skills and nurtured his passion for the performing arts. Thabang’s thirst for knowledge was not confined to the entertainment industry. He expanded his horizons by taking business courses, which led him to entrepreneurship. He successfully founded and managed his own company for an impressive nine years. Additionally, Thabang pursued culinary arts, graduating from a Culinary School as a certified chef under the prestigious South African Chefs Association.

Acting Career 

Thabang Lefoa’s career path reflects his versatility and commitment to the arts. His acting talent was evident in his roles as Andile and Prince in the first and second seasons of the drama series “eKasi: Our Stories.”

His foray into television included a minor role in the SABC2 drama series “90 Plein Street,” where he played one of the influential comrade leaders. Thabang’s skills were also showcased in the renowned SABC1 soapie “Generations,” where he portrayed Pule, a proficient technician at the Pan African radio station.

His acting portfolio continued to expand with roles in the SABC1 drama series “Zone 14” as Julius. His career hit a high note when he landed a leading role in the short film “Full Circle,” earning him a Best Actor nomination. He also guest-starred in the SABC2 sitcom “Majakathata.” Thabang’s love for the stage led him to participate in various theatre productions and play key roles in numerous short films.

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Among Thabang Lefoa’s most notable roles are his performances in “Skeem Saam” and “The Wife,” demonstrating his ability to embody a variety of characters. With an impressive resume under his belt, Thabang is set to enchant audiences with his forthcoming role in the Mzansi Magic series “Kokota,” premiering on September 10th. “Kokota” is expected to open a new chapter in Thabang’s distinguished acting career.

Entrepreneurial Endeavors: Yappa Corporate

 In addition to his acting career, Thabang Lefoa is an entrepreneur. His entrepreneurial journey led to the creation of Yappa Corporate in 2011. Based in Soweto and Johannesburg, Yappa Corporate offers a range of technological products and services. Thabang’s visionary leadership has been instrumental in the company’s growth and success, reflecting his diverse talents and interests.

Personal Life 

Thabang Lefoa’s personal life has occasionally sparked curiosity, with rumors linking him to his “Skeem Saam” co-star, Mogau Paulina Motlhatswi. However, their relationship has remained private, with subtle hints visible through their social media interactions.


Thabang is a dedicated father to a nine-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son. The identity of their mother has not been disclosed.

Net Worth

Thabang Lefoa has a net worth of US$200 000 as of 2024.

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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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