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Monday, November 30, 2015


(Sandile Mkhize)

Young Pietermaritzburg actor Sandile Mkhize is quickly finding his mark in Johannesburg in television and theatre with cameo roles in SABC3 and Mzansi Magic productions.

Like many other success stories, Mkhize’s passion for the arts landed him in Johannesburg, where he came to study performance at one of South Africa’s leading arts schools, AFDA. During his time at AFDA he was able to hone his talent, playing various lead roles in in-house productions, which later saw him receiving the overall Best Male Actor award in his graduation year.

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Live Performance, he has been able to pave his way in the entertainment industry and is set to become a national attraction. Television roles he already has under his belt include Samkelo in Mzansi Magic’s Ancient Grounds as well SABC 3’s Roe JouVoete, as ATA and the soon–to-be-released, A Covert Affair.

Mkhize is committed to using his talent to shape young minds. His current applied theatre production, Direction, which he co-directs and acts in with Khaya Mthembu (Scroof no Sexy) is aimed at assisting high school learners with career choices and providing knowledge about life in tertiary education. Direction has already performed at career expos, including the Young Endless Possibilities programme held in Pretoria this year and had motivational speakers such as 2009 Idols runner up, Graeme Watkins.

2016 already has exciting projects in the pipeline for him, with a theatrical production directed by theatre heavyweight Prince Lamla being one of the things to look forward to.

Keep your eye on Sandile Mkhize – his future in the arts industry promises to be a bright one.