Rantebeng Makapan is a South African actor best known for his role as spoilt barman Thomas Mashaba – the son of the villainous Kenneth Mashaba (Seputla Sebogodi) - on the SABC1 soapie Generations.
In 2010 he joined the main cast of the SABC2 sitcom Rasdien in the role of Herbert, a big BEE type who always gets involved in tenders and proposals.
Makapan graduated from The Tshwane University of Technology in 2004. Whilst attending the university he performed in a variety of theatre productions including Ancient Stars, I Stand Before You Naked, Inside (looking in) and Final Chapter and shot two student short films entitled 47 Grains and Neonsprokie.
On leaving university Rantebeng performed in a season of Storybook Theatre directed by Gill Girard. This was followed by a role on the Afrikaans soapie 7de Laan and a documentary on Gun Awareness for kykNET.
Rantebeng toured South Africa as Joey Ndlovu in Ladies Night, a stage version of the ever-popular The Full Monty. He also acted in the Monte Casino stage play It's a Dad's Thing.
He has featured in television commercials for M-Net and MTN and performed in corporate events for SABS, ABSA and Liberty Life. He was also seen on stage in 2008 in Paul Slabolepszy's Mooi Street Moves.
In 2012 he was one of the cast members of the play Trapped, which toured to the Grahamstown Festival and the Saltzburg Festival in Austria and featured in the SABC1 reality series Life's a Stage.
In 2013 he had a starring role as Tyson "Iron Mike" Ngubane, a security guard and former boxer, in the SABC3 sitcom Safe as Hauser's.
In 2015 he joined SABC2 soapie Muvhango in the role of Morapedi Mojalefa. He made his debut on Friday, 1 May.