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SA Celebs who have found the fountain of youth

Nandipha Pantsi |
27 January 2017

They say ‘age aint nothing but a number’, but when it comes to these fresh-faced celebs the number is hard to believe.

Here are the real ages of some of our favourite celebs!

Mapula Mafole

18 July 1990

Age: 26

She plays a fifteen year old Mapula in Rhythm City, but can you believe that the actress is actually 26 years old? Mapula graduated from AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) in 2013 and has been on Rhythm City for over 2 years.

Thembi Seete

25 March 1977

Age: 39

If there’s one person in the entertainment industry who knows how to reinvent herself, its Thembi Seete. The 39 year old singer and actress came into the spotlight as part of Boom Shaka back in the 90s and has maintained a steady career ever since. With flawless skin, a sexy body and a trendy fashion sense, Thembi gives most 25 year olds a run for their money.  

Nomvelo Makhanya

23 April 1996

Age: 20

Dynamite comes in small packages. This saying couldn’t be truer when it comes to Scandal! actress Nomvelo Makhanya. The petite actress started off in theatre and is now one of Scandal!’s leading actors. She may play a teenage Lindiwe, but don’t be fooled – she’s a grown woman.

Tina Jaxa

27 October 1970

Age: 46

With three SAFTAs (South African Film and Television Awards), roles on some of the biggest shows in the country and a leading role on Gold Diggers, Tina Jaxa is an industry veteran. But one look at the beautiful actress and you could start doubting these facts. Tina doesn’t look a day older than 35!  

Nolo Phiri

4 February 1987

Age: 29

 

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The actress who plays Niki on Rhythm City could easily pass as a 25 year old. She has the body, the face and the fun spirit to match. Nolo will be turning 30 next month and all we can say is – 30 has never looked so good.  

Whose age surprised you the most? 

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