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Portia Gumede

Born: 12 May 1977 (44 years old)
Gender: Female

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Portia Gumede is a South African actress and writer best known for her role as receptionist Dinki Dube on the SABC3 television drama series Hard Copy.

She also co-wrote, produced (with her production company Paw Paw) and starred in the SABC1 mini-series Izingane zoBaba, based on the Shakespeare play King Lear.

The six-part series aired on SABC1 from April to May 2008, as part of its "Shakespeare in Mzansi" strand of mini-series.

Other television series she has acted in include Home Affairs, Going up Again, Backstage, Egoli, Stokvel, Soul City and Sibahle, a short film. She also appeared in Leon Schuster's movie Oh Schucks, I’m Gatvol.

She has also created or written several television shows, including Sokhulu & Partners, which was nominated for an International Emmy Best Drama Award in 2009; Home Affairs 2 and 3, Stokvel, Interrogation Room and Keeping Up Appearances.

She has also written several articles for O Magazine.

She starred as Noma Mkhize, a straight-talking hairstylist, in the e.tv drama series 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls, from 2010-2012.



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New on TV today: Tuesday 27 July

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Back! Baby Cele returns to Uzalo to redeem Gabisile

Gabisile's plea: forgive me for I have sinned.


Curse of the Sands Teasers - July 2021

Khali ends her worst nightmare and kills Vanruge.


Uzalo Teasers - August 2021

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Idols 17: Roller skates and 24 nods on Day 3

Diverse ages this season. Many in their late 20s.


Arendsvlei Teasers - August 2021

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New on TV today: Monday 26 July

The Longest Date returns to S3 as The Home Channel is Loving Gluten Free.


New on TV today: Sunday 25 July

New local thriller Reyka debuts on M-Net and Billy Buys Brooklyn on Discovery.


New on TV today: Saturday 24 July

World's Most Dangerous Shark? airs on Nat Geo Wild as Curiosity documents the Highway to the Arctic.


A Magical Love Story Teasers - August 2021

One year later, Aman gets into a fight at a club while Roshni's life takes a turn for the worse.

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