Images by: Mlungisi Mlungwana | Make-up by Glenda Mhlongo | dressed and styled by Ernest Mahomane
By Mandi ‘Poefficient’ Vundla |
In our Women’s Month Issue this August, we point the lens at two dynamic women who are carving their own paths in the South African Theatre and Television industry, we zoom into the South African Theatre spectrum with the recipient of the 4th annual Sophie Mgcina award; Lesedi Job, as she reflects on her life as an actress turned director and some of her best career highlights, while Makgotso M shares her industry battles and the plight of being an actress who made it too soon.
I am the audience today, probing and listening to their stories, although their paths are different, both ladies share a similar foundation, having acquired degrees in the field of Drama and Film. We zoom in on their journeys.
FEATURE | LESEDI JOB
Lesedi Job was an over-achiever and excelled in Drama and Music in high school, she received provisional colours for public-speaking at Red Hill High but when the penny dropped and the time came for her to pick a career path, she chose journalism. “It was the closest thing to public speaking” she says. When she told her mother that she wanted to pursue a career in the arts, her mother rejected the idea. “You are not serious, that’s not a career!”……..Read more
FEATURE | MAKGOTSO M
The Is’thunzi and Isidingo actress needs very little introduction. You either know her as Kamogelo Tsotsetsi from Isidingo’; Onika from Muvhango or Tishiwe from Is’thunzi and if you haven’t spotted her on T.V then you may have flipped past her face on the cover of a Magazine. Makgotso M is bubbly and flamboyant, I ask her one question and she gives of herself openly and honestly…..Read more