Nomalanga Nkosi

Born: 30 October 1980 (39 years old)
Gender: Female



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Nomalanga Nkosi is a South African actress best known for her role as Phumla, who has a relationsip with a Ben 10, on the soapie Scandal!, joining the show in 2015.

Having studied for a BA in Fine Art from Rhodes University in Grahamstown, she later trained as a television presenter at On Cue Communications.

She began her television career in 2013 when she presented the Urban Brew series Butterfly Effect. In the same year she made her television acting debut with a cameo on the SABC2 soapie 7de Laan.

In 2014 she had a guest starring role as Pinky on Generations and the recurring role of Penelope Mosia on the Mzansi Magic drama series Saints and Sinners, which she reprised for the second season in 2016.

Also in 2014, she had a guest starring role in an episode of the eKasi+ comedy series uSkroef noSexy, which also aired on

The following year she landed the role of Phumla in Scandal!, who went on to have a relationship with a much younger man (a Ben 10), in the form of Scelo (played by Mbulelo Katise).

In 2016 she had a guest starring role in an episode of the SABC1 legal drama series Sokhulu & Partners and also had a guest role as a nurse on the drama series Umlilo, appearing in Season 4, Episode 10 (which aired on 29 August).

Nomalanga landed her first acting starring role as Lesedi Mahlatse in the SABC1 miniseries Emjindini, which revolves around a humble miner in a small town who stumbles upon a horde of gold coins. The series premiered on 16 September, 2018.

Television Roles


New on TV today: Monday 10 August

Travel investigates True Terror with Robert Englund as BBC Earth documents Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers.

New on TV today: Sunday 9 August

Follow a journey down Blood Road on SABC3 or do some more Flirty Dancing on BBC Lifestyle.

2020 SAMAs: all the winners

The full winners list for the 26th awards, including Record of the Year and the International Achievement Award from Friday's #ForThaClub.

New on TV today: Saturday 8 August

Musical comedy-drama Katy Keene starts on M-Net as CBS Reality finds 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.

Road to Destiny Teasers - September 2020

Luis is found not guilty but lands up in jail!

Shadows from the Past Teasers - September 2020

Candela has an accident. Also, Emanuel is missing.

Along Came Love Teasers - September 2020

Luciana warns David not to fall for Graciela's tricks. Also, Mark takes Susan hostage.

New on TV today: Friday 7 August

Discover the secret world of Tiny Creatures on Netflix or learn about The Persians on BBC Earth.

Meet Uzalo's Criminal Enemy No. 1

Hold your breath KwaMashu... this is the intel on the new badge in town, played by Jet Novuka. 10 things you must know.

The Way To Paradise 3 Teasers - September 2020

New season alert! Eight months have passed and Martin escapes. Also, Valentina is kidnapped.


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