Thabang Moleya is a South African director, filmmaker, presenter and actor who first rose to fame as a presenter on the M-Net kids programming block K-T.V.
Born in the township of Tembisa on the East Rand, Thabang was inspired from an early age to appreciate art and film. In his first year of high school, M-Net hired him to be a presenter on K-T.V., where he discovered he enjoyed being in front of and behind the camera.
He and two friends were granted access to the post-production facilities and equipment, and they started experimenting with making short films.
Thabang's numerous achievements include winning Best Short Film at Sithenghi Film Festival (Jameson Award); a nomination at the Durban International Film Festival and winning numerous awards for Public Service Announcements in Dubai and South Africa (VUKA Awards); Cannes International Critic Week, Tampere Film Festival in Finland and the 16th Africa Film Festival in Milan (as well as being the youngest director to ever compete in that festival).
Television shows he has directed include Jozi-H, Jacob's Cross, The Lab, Zone 14, Sokhulu & Partners, Montana, Remix and the fifth season of MTV Shuga. He also directed the 2016 feature film Happiness is a Four-letter Word.
Thabang has also acted in shows such as Interrogation Room, Home Affairs and Isibaya.
In 2017 he was one of the judges on the SABC3 reality competition series The Final Cut, in which contestants face weekly dramatic challenges in order to win one of two parts on SABC drama series.