Charmaine Kweyama is a South African actress best known for her role as Nokuthula, who arrived in Jozi to search for the man who abandoned their child, in the e.tv soapie Rhythm City, in 2008.
Her extensive list of television credits include the hard-hitting SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo (for which she on an Avanti Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series); Bongi in Generations (1993-1995); Sylvia in The Missing Link; Nono in Tsha Tsha, Selena in Molo Fish and Zukiswa in Soul City 7.
She made her feature film debut in the internationally acclaimed film Yesterday. Other film appearances include Skin and Mafrika, both in 2008.
Her work in the theatre has taken her to all corners of the country, where she has performed in Zwelonke at Cape Town's Baxter Theatre; in Drums and Dreams at the Ashoka in Durban; in Nkosi the Healing Song at the State Theatre in Pretoria; in Why at the Windybrow, and Umoja at the Market Theatre, Johannesburg.
She has traveled as far a field as Botswana, where she played in Maitisong.
A multi-lingual performer, Charmaine also sings and plays the marimba, optimising these talents to achieve second place, with Phambili Marimba Band, in the Shell Road to Fame Gala Finals.
In 2009 she joined the cast of the SABC1 drama series Society for its second season, playing Beth's (Sibulele Gcilitshana) sister, Buyi Mazibuko.