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Mike Mvelase

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Mike Mvelase is a South African actor best known for his role as Khapela Ngcobo on the SABC1 soapie Generations.

Mvelase trained at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory in Washington DC. In theatre, he lists among his highlights the Vita Award-winning production of A Nativity, as well as Mountain of Volcano, Burning Embers, Julius Caesar, and Sunrise City at the Market Theatre.

For the Performing Arts Council Trust (PACT), he appeared in Macbeth and Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horsemen. He worked with director Karoly Pinter in Julius Caesar and performed in Athol Fugard's Nongogo.

For Windybrow Centre for the Arts he appeared in Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden.

Mike's television credits include Hearts and Minds, Africa Skies, Ifa Lakwa Mthethwa, Sgud' isnayisi, Going Up, Dick Sithole and Isidingo.

Mike portrayed Khapela, Tau's manservant and trusty ally on Generations, for a decade. He made his final appearance on the soapie in December 2012. In August 2014 he joined the SABC2 soapie 7de Laan in the role of businessman Loyiso.

In February 2016 he joined Mzansi Magic soapie isiBaya as Phumelele’s no-nonsense uncle.


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LATEST ARTICLES

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.


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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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