SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE

Rapulana Seiphemo

Born: 04 November 1967 (52 years old)
Gender: Male

Rate:

8.1

Add to Actor Favourites

Bio

Rapulana Seiphemo is a South African actor best known for his leading roles in three soapies: as Godlieb Mofokeng in Isidingo, as Tau Mogale in Generations and as Pheko Mokoena in Muvhango.

Seiphemo was born in 1967, in Meadowlands, Soweto.

In 1989 he starred in My Children, My Africa, directed and written by Athol Fugard. The play toured South Africa and England.

In 1991 he went to the US where he studied towards a BA in Theatre Arts. When he returned to South Africa in 1995 he started teaching at Fuba Academy, before moving on to the Sibikwa Community Theatre Group in 1996, and becoming a Wits University tutor in 1997.

He featured in several productions, including The Merchant of Venice (1991), Saturday Night at the Palace written by Paul Slabolepszy (1993), the Piano Lesson written by August Wilson (1996), The Blacks directed by Ultza and Martin Duncan, which showcased both locally and in Stockholm's Stadteatren.

Rapulana also appeared in a number of television dramas and big screen films. He starred in the soapie Isidingo for three years (1998-2001); Rhythm and Rights, a TV docu-drama directed by Oliver Schmidt (1995); Deafening Silence, a TV mini-series directed by Etienne De Villiers (1996); Jump the Gun, a feature film directed by Les Blair (1996); Tarzan and Jane, directed by Carl Schenkel (1997); and Highjack Stories (2000), a film directed by Oliver Schmidt which received an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001.

He also had a lead role in Akin Omotoso's God is African, and played the role of John Dube in the Oscar-winning movie Tsotsi, directed by Gavin van den Bergh.

Rapulana has directed several stage productions including Athol Fugard's Master Harold and the Boys (at the Market Theatre in 1998) and Five Past Two at the Sibikwa Community Theatre (1996).

He won the 2002 Duku Duku Award in the category Best Actor in a Soapie, for his portrayal of Tau Mogale in Generations.

In 2006 he was cast in the role of Pheko Mokoena, the long-lost son of Tshepo Mokoena, on the SABC2 soapie Muvhango.

He was also a producer on the SABC1 drama series Mzansi.

In 2007 he appeared in the South African film Jerusalema, which was released in October.

He was also a judge on the SABC1 reality competition television series Class Act, since 2010. He also hosted the SABC1 reality game show Ambush, in 2010.

He has three brothers and a sister.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Host - Himself

Stanley

Judge - Himself

Judge - Himself

Tau Mogale

Godlieb Mofokeng

Rapulana

Pheko Mokoena

Himself

Damian

Anton Radebe

Joseph Ndlovu

Hector Sebata

Presenter - Himself

Bra Terror

Bra Terror

LATEST ARTICLES

Filmmaking competish offers R50,000 documentary budget as first prize

It's Opportunities Day on TVSA. There may be a pandemic but there are still opportunities afoot.


New on TV today: Thursday 13 August

Period drama Barkskins brings the weird to Nat Geo, as Louis Theroux talks to anorexia on SABC3.


Skeem Saam Teasers - September 2020

Pretty resorts to desperate measures. Also, Koloi's future education is dictated.


Binnelanders Teasers - September 2020

Faf tries to play Annelize and Conrad off one another.


New on TV today: Wednesday 12 August

Netflix tackles the corrupt wellness industry in (Un)Well and 9-1-1: Lone Star comes to Compact.


New! Brave & Beautiful Teasers - August 2020

Introducing the first teasers for Star Life's 19h00 novela (replaces Kulfi) ahead of its premiere on Tuesday, 18th...


Movie Review: Seriously Single

Seriously Single on Netflix joins the South African rom-com 'renaissance', but is it a worthy entry?


Along Came Love Teasers - August 2020

Updated! Along Came Love extends from one episode a day to two so we've reloaded the teasers with the extra eps.


Suidooster Teasers - September 2020

Updated! AB makes a decision about his kerfuffle with Farah and Ty and the boys turn on each other.


Generations: The Legacy Teasers - September 2020

Zitha, Jack and Gadaffi each have a late night visitor.

LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central


LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS






10-Day Clean Eating Challenge

×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.