Keneilwe Matidze is a South African actress, presenter, MC, voice-over artist, attorney and brand ambassador best known for her starring role as Lerato Mokgheti, a young woman who falls into a coma the day before her wedding and wakes up three years later to discover that all is not as it seems, in the Mzansi Magic miniseries Vuka Mawulele, in 2013.
Keneilwe was cast in her first television role in 2002 as Troublesome Teenager in the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango. Following that she presented Little Champs, a children's execrcise television show which was broadcast on SABC2, as well as SMS2WIN, a game show which was aired on SABC1.
Thereafter she landed roles in a number of popular local dramas and soapies including Society, Sokhulu & Partners, Scandal!, Jacob's Cross, Tinsel and Hartland.
In 2013 she could be seen playing the feisty journalist Rea in the second season of the award-winning SABC1 drama series Intersexions, as the lead actress in Do For Love (a short film produced for Mzansi Magic), and the Mzansi Magic miniseries Vuka Mawulele.
The following year she had a starring role in the SABC1 political thriller series Ihawu and guest starred as a sexy nurse in an episode of the second season of the Mzansi Magic sitcom Samsokolo.
Keneilwe has had the opportunity to emcee a number of notable events including the Telkom Swimming SA Aquatics Awards as well as the Environ / Look Good Feel Better Foundation Inspirational High Tea in 2012 and 2013, which was hosted by these two organisations in order to help women in active cancer treatment to address the appearance, self-confidence and related side-effects of cancer treatment.
Keneilwe was admitted as an attorney in 2008 and practised media law at the same law firm where she completed her articles, Webber Wenttzel. Keneilwe served as a senior associate at Webber Wentzel until September 2010 when she left the firm to venture into the television and film industry.
Keneilwe consults on and advices individuals within out of the industry on various legal matters ranging from contractual to labour law.