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Portia Gumede

Born: 12 May 1977 (42 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: Monday 24 February

Netflix explores The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia and The Walking Dead 10 resumes on FOX.


New on TV today: Sunday 23 February

Season 2 of Gospel Unplugged starts on SABC2 and Animals with Cameras do the filming on SABC3.


Uzalo Teasers - March 2020

MaNgcobo's judgment crashes and burns when she makes the wrong choices.


New on TV today: Friday 21 February

Netflix has a new Spanglish comedy-drama called Gentefied and survival series Alone returns to eReality.


Lithapo Teasers - March 2020

Tselane saves Zano from a thug-attack, they share a near kiss and get close.


Muvhango Teasers - March 2020

Battle lines are drawn in the war for the throne!


New on TV today: Thursday 20 February

A new season of One Day Leader starts on SABC1 and BBC Lifestyle debuts Grand Designs: The Street.


The Queen: Close-up on the Therons and other new characters

A mad ex-husband, his ratty uncle and Mjekejeke's dearest daughter... the 411 on The Queen's newcomers.


Idols SA: How to enter Season 16's new online auditions

If you have internet access, you can enter from anywhere in the country.


New on TV today: Wednesday 19 February

It's thriller night with Jett and Prodigal Son starting on M-Net; and Cold Call on ITV.

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